This walk would probably involve more standing and staring rather than walking.  Fort Kochi, the enclave held serially by European conquerors over nearly half a millennium, is all of one square mile. This has given this stamp-sized town a surfeit of recorded history – more stories to tell than countries and continents. The walk leader spent five weeks here in 2007 sourcing these stories and sketching. The walk leader aims to share with the participants the sheer fascination of crossing the road across a couple of centuries.

 

This guided tour is free.


Walk Leader
E P Unny
E.P. Unny went to school and college in Palakkad, Kerala. After graduating in Physics, he began cartooning in 1977 with The Hindu in Chennai. He migrated to Delhi in 1989 to join The Sunday Mail and went on to work for The Economic Times from 1993 to 1996, at which time he joined The Indian Express where he is the Chief Political Cartoonist. Between cartoons, he travels and sketches. He has sketched and written Santa & Amp; The Scribes; and The Making of Fort Kochi, a book on the heritage of European Kochi. He has sketched the legendary Kathakali artiste Kottakkal Sivaraman for Minukku, a documentary film by MR Rajan. His work has been featured at The Asian Cartoonists Conference in Tokyo, 1996, The International Cartoon Festival in Carquefou, France, 2006, and the Kochi Muziris Biennale, 2016. He won the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Indian Institute of Cartoonists, 2009.

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