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从印度卡利卡特到中国,流传700年的故事

From Calicut to China, a 700-year-old tale

从卡利卡特到中国,700年的故事

【三泰虎注:卡利卡特是印度西南部港市科泽科德的旧称。这座城市以作为1406年中国明代的郑和与1489年葡萄牙的瓦斯科·达·伽马两位东西方航海家的共同登陆的地点和共同去世的地点而著名。英文单词“印花布”(calico) 就来源于这个城市的名称。

印度西南部喀拉拉邦阿拉伯海岸港口城市。人口 54.6万(1981)。昔日的马拉巴地区的一部分,公元七世纪即为印度和阿拉伯人的贸易中心。】

KOCHI: During the time when the Yuan dynasty was ruling China, a Malayali family from Kozhikode crossed the seas and settled in the Land of the Red Dragon. Over 700 years later another Malayali, Joe Thomas Karackattu, who was doing research on the Indo-China relations during the pre-colonial times and the historical and cultural exchanges that took place at the time, stumbled upon this story. He decided to trace the descendants of this family. 'Guli's Children', a documentary written, shot and edited by Joe Thomas, tells the story of this search. The film was premiered at a function held at Malabar Christian College in Kozhikode on Wednesday.

科钦:元朝统治中国时,一个来自科泽科德的马拉雅力(Malayali,说马拉雅拉姆语的人)家族,飘扬过海定居在红色中国龙的土地上。700年后,另一位马拉雅力人,研究前殖民时期印中关系,以及研究当时两国历史和文化交流的印度学者,乔·托马斯·卡拉乔(Joe Thomas Karackattu),偶然发现了这个故事。他决定寻找这个家庭的后代。《古力的后代》,托马斯撰写、拍摄并编辑的纪录片,讲述了这一追寻故事。4月20日,这部影片在科泽科德的马拉巴尔教会学院举行首次公演。

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Thomas, an assistant professor at IIT Madras, was trying to bring out the cultural and historical linkages by locating physical artefacts that connect Kerala with China. "It was during the research on the subject that I came across accounts of this family that moved from Calicut to China during the Yuan dynasty, which got me intrigued. So, along with the physical artefacts that show the Chinese connection, I decided to a search for this family," he said. Guli in Chinese refers to Calicut and hence the title Guli's Children.

托马斯是印度理工学院马德拉斯校区的一位助理教授,他努力寻找能够把喀拉拉邦和中国联系起来的历史文物,找出两者的文化和历史联系。他说,“正是在研究这个课题时,我偶然发现了元朝时从卡利卡特迁往中国定居的家庭的故事,我决定寻找这一家子。”古力在中文里指的是卡利卡特,因此纪录片取名《古力的后代》

"Several people had varying accounts on where they were based. So the real challenge was to locate them. The research took me nearly 20,000 kilometres across India and China--from the east to the north to the south of China. The story would be told through an academic paper as well, but the visual dimension to such a search gave me the motivation to capture it on film in the first instance," said Thomas.

“一些人对他们在哪里给出了不同的分析。真正的挑战是要找到他们。这次研究让我在印度和中国之间来来回回走过了接近2万公里,从中国的东部到北方,再到南方。这个故事也会以学术论文的形式展示。然而寻找过程的视觉真实感,给了我首先用电影来记录的动力。”托马斯说。

"The thrill of meeting the descendants of a Malayali who had moved to China over 700 years ago was incomparable. I hope that the documentary will open up the way we look at Indo-Chinese relations,"he added. "Cultural interaction with Southern India and China, peaked between the 12th and 15th century. There are historical accounts that refer to connections with Kerala, chiefly Calicut, Cochin and Quilon in Chinese works like Yingyai Shenglan by Ma Huan, Xingcha Shenglan by Fei Xin and Ming Shilu," he said. "I feel we are stuck in a time-warp or a paradigm warp, when it comes to looking at China. That paradigmatic optic needs to change."

“看到700多年前迁往中国的马拉雅力人后代的激动,是无与伦比的。我希望这部纪录片能打开我们看待印中关系的方法。12世纪到15世纪,印度南部和中国之间的文化交流达到了顶峰。 文史资料有提到喀拉拉邦,提到卡利卡特和科钦,提到奎隆的有,Ma Huan撰写的《Yingyai Shenglan》,Fei Xin和Ming Shilu的《Xingcha Shenglan》。”

Thomas, who was born and brought up in Delhi, studied at St Stephen's College and JNU and was a Fox Fellow at Yale University.

托马斯在德里出生并长大,先后在圣士提反书院和尼赫鲁大学就读,是耶鲁大学的福克斯国际学者

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译文来源:三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/2016042208.html
外文地址:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/From-Calicut-to-China-a-700-year-old-tale/articleshow/51928417.cms



Vishnoo Rath

Of course , Malayali have also setup chaya kadda (tea shop) on Moon long ago. Ask any Mallayali and they will tell you its true. This China story is nothing in comparision.

当然,马拉雅力人也很早就定居月球了

去问马拉雅力人,他们会告诉你这是真的。

比较起来,中国故事不算什么。

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