A journey through a part of history, which is apart from the history of India we heard till now.
Following the First World War, Malabar, a part of British India, became a burning coconut shell of riots.
The Khilaphath Movement was started as non-violent activity against the ruling British Government due to its unkind treatment of the Spiritual Leader of Muslims - The Caliph. The efforts of the non-violent workers became valueless. The situation was changing into violent communal riots. Along with the wicked people, innocent persons were punished. Women of different ages were raped. Numerous Hindus and Muslims were killed. Some dead bodies were haltered.
Leaders of The Indian National Congress and Khilaphath Movement tried to lead the people to peace. The Government machinery worked constantly to suppress the riots. Violence flared in almost all Malabar until the Ghoorkha Regiment was posted: it suppressed the riots easily.
Throughout the time of reading the novel, readers will get on top of anxiety and tension.
Despite this novel being based on the time from 1920, you cannot call it a historical one. I have tried to analyze characters by putting them in the old surroundings.
Shams, Kalma, Seethikoya Thangal, Andunhi Musaliyaar, Vaasudevan, Rasheed, Sreedevi, Edwin, Godwin, Barbara are some among them.