Onam: A Celebration of Kerala’s Mythical Proto Communist Past

My home state of Kerala has this popular festival called Onam about life at the beginning of time when King Mahabali ruled over a proto-Communist utopia in which, “all were equal, it was a time of happiness with no misfortunes, no worries and no illness, and no children dying, there was surplus food for everyone and there were no evildoers”, according to the Malayalam folk song…

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