While the origin of Mygurudu is unknown, it is believed that the word originated from ‘Mozhi Kurudu’, which means misleading with words.
The series was written from the British perspective but the articles clearly show that Haji posed a serious challenge to the mighty British government, he said.
The decision to make the movie last year had kicked off a controversy after the Sangh Parivar alleged that it was an attempt to whitewash Haji, who led ‘the massacre of Hindus.’
Religious outfits including Hindu Aikya Vedi came out in the open against the actor for agreeing to perform the role of Variamkunnath Kunjahammed Haji.
All had accepted these leaders as freedom fighters, he said.
RSS's Ram Madhav had earlier claimed that the Malabar Rebellion was one of the first manifestations of the Taliban mindset in India and the communists in Kerala were celebrating it as a revolution.
Nasarudeen Mannarkkad is in the process of writing ‘Padappattu’ on the 387 persons associated with the Malabar Rebellion, whose names are going to be removed from the list of freedom fighters.
It added that Kurukshetra released the first edition at a time when many of the publishers were reluctant to publish the work in the face of threats by religious fundamentalists.
Post Malabar Rebellion, British entomologist honoured ‘Moplas’ by naming grasshopper species after them
The British researcher did so 21 years after the rebellion, in which Muslims fought a valiant battle against the very British.
Panel recommends removal of 387 names including those of Variankunnath, Ali Musaliar
BJP national vice president A P Abdullakutty supported RSS leader Ram Madhav’s claim that the Malabar rebelllion was one of the first manifestations of the Taliban mindset in India.
1921 rebellion was a misadventure, counterproductive for community, say Sunni scholars