One of their greatest contributions to ancient Kerala was the popularisation of elementary education in the countryside.
Bhutan still has a way to go before it reaches 100 per cent adult literacy, but experts have praised the quality of the public education in the country.
There is little doubt that Yemeni elements have given an extra layer of depth to Kerala cuisine.
Kerala owes a great deal of gratitude to the Norwegians for their generosity and for literally building a modern fishing industry from scratch.
While many Gujarati families managed to acquire immense wealth, few individuals managed to leave as great a mark on Kerala society as Devji Bhimji.
Prince Alexey Saltykov, a former diplomat, visited India twice in the 1840s.
Historians say some temples in Kerala retained idols of the Buddha, which were worshipped as Hindu deities.
It is, however, unfortunate that the biopic on the architect of the Constitution of India is not widely known.
A treasure-trove of anecdotes, facts and observations have been preserved in the form of letters by Jacobus Canter Visscher, a Dutch priest who lived in Cochin for a six years.
M Krzysztof Bryski played an important role in popularising Kutiyattam outside India.
Narayanan formed a trade union along with 10 men to look after the interests of the plantation workers in Malaya. This union would eventually morph into the National Union of Plantation Workers of Malaya.
Kerala needs more visionaries like Father Francis to provide the kind of opportunities that would balance environmental concerns with the need for gainful and productive employment.