This book deals with the rise and decline of the kingdoms of Attingal and Travancore in Kerala, on the basis of hitherto unused records and sources found in India, England and France. It breaks new ground in the writing of Kerala history. It highlights the Attingal revolt of 1721, the first one of its kind in Indian history, when Hindus and Muslims combined to evict the English. It disproves various theories and historical points advanced by scholars like Shungoony Menon, Sreedhara Menon and IbrahimKunju.
Written with great care and clarity, this book is a must for every student and scholar of Kerala and south Indian history.