How is the great Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses II connected to present day Kerala? A small stretch of land, in a sleepy town in Kerala hides secrets to a past when this was an international trading hub. We travel through the deep South of India to find some buried treasures.
For more than two millennia, Indian muslin, described as ‘woven air’ and ‘evening dew’, was worth its weight in gold. Where did it come from and did the weavers really have their thumbs severed? Here’s an account of how this near-invisible fabric enchanted the world