more-inA group of history students from New York University reached the district on Saturday as part of studying certain Mapila practices that came to Malabar from across the seas. Led by History Professor Lauren Minsky, the NYU team spent several hours on the PSMO campus, interacting with the students and teachers there. They were apparently wowed by the interesting pieces of knowledge they got to know about some traditional Mapila healing practices. They were introduced to Unani treatment and the traditional Talsamat practised by some orthodox Mapila scholars. “The talismanic practices being followed by some sections are still a curious area to study,” said P.P.
Source: The Hindu January 13, 2018 18:11 UTC