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Behind UAE’s Aid Offer

When the UAE offered $100 mn in aid to flood-stricken Kerala last year, it underscored an important point: that Kerala’s historic ties with the Arab Gulf go back 4000 years to the earliest days of the spice trade. Another point: many of the senior clerics, whether in the UAE or in Saudi Arabia originally belonged to Kerala. The offer of aid was a reflection of those ties.