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What is Calicut famous for?

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Asked by Karan Uberoi, 29 Mar '08 06:36 pm
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Kozhikode also known as Calicut, is a city in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It is the third largest city in Kerala and the headquarters of Kozhikode district. Kozhikode was once the capital of an independent kingdom, and later of the erstwhile Malabar District.
Kozhikode is a multiethnic and multi-religious town since early medieval period, as it was an important trading port in the Indian ocean.

Hindus form the largest community, followed by Muslims and Christians respectively. There exist also some smaller minority communities, notably Gujarati Hindus and Dawoodi Bohras.

Muslims of Kozhikode are known as Mappilas. Many of the muslims living in the historic part of the city follows Matriliny. In fact, Mappila is a Dravidian word, meaning a newly wed husband coming to his wife's house.


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Answered by Manoj Varma, 29 Mar '08 06:36 pm

 
  
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Calicut, is a city in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It is the third largest city in Kerala and the headquarters of Kozhikode district. Kozhikode was once the capital of an independent kingdom, and later of the erstwhile Malabar District


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Answered by Anvin Raj, 30 Mar '08 12:48 pm

 
  
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