I-Fort Kochi: Ukutshona kwelanga, iziqholo, kunye neColonial Charm eMzantsi India

IPepper House, eFort Kochi

Isithili saseKerala, eMzantsi India, yaziwa ngokuba yindawo yayo njengeTierra de Dios. Isizathu asiyonto ngaphandle komtsalane wendalo, obandakanya ubukho benkqubo enkulu yomgxobhozo emhlabeni, edume ngobukho bento ebizwa ngokuba amachibi. Nangona kunjalo, ngaphambi kokuntywila kwimeko enjalo yeparadesi, kungcono ukuba ume kancinci kwaye uzimele I-Fort Kochi, isixeko esivulekileyo elwandle kwaye sithathwa ziziqholo, ukungaqheleki kunye neenkcubeko ezahlukeneyo abadlule kwizitalato zayo kule minyaka ingamakhulu mathandathu idlulileyo.

I-Fort Kochi: ii-aroma zembali, ikhokhonathi kunye neziqholo

Icawa yaseFort Kochi

Safika kwisikhululo sikaloliwe i-Ernakulam ngenye imini ngoFebruwari. Ngexesha lokugqibela lohambo, uhlaza lolwandle lwemithi yesundu ekhukula ilizwe elisemazantsi eKerala lalisiya lisiba namandla, ikokonathi iphinda-phinda nakweyiphi na ivenkile okanye umrhwebi (kubandakanya nabo babesololiwe), kunye ukufudumeza ngakumbi.

Isixeko sase UErnakulam Ilele kunxweme olusentshona yeIndiya kwaye izele kukuphithizela, imithi yesundu kunye neeresityu zikhonza i-biryanis etyebileyo kunye neesosi zamagqabi ebhanana (shadya, enye yeerandi ezimnandi zaseKerala). I-Ernakulam imele iitempile zayo ezinemibala emincinci okanye amaziko ayo amakhulu okuthenga agxile kwi-elektroniki, kodwa iya kuba kukuqina kwayo ukuba ngamanye amaxesha kuya kukukhokelela ukuba uthathe enye yeebhasi ezibalaseleyo esixekweni uye ngaselwandle.

Kwaye u-Ernakulam ucinga umda osingasiqithi weSochi apho iFort Kochi ilele khona, indawo yokuqala eyafikelelwa ngaboyisi bamaPhuthukezi ababekhokelwa nguAlfonso de Alburquerque ngo-1503. Emva kokufika kwakhe kwindawo yokuqala yonxweme lwase-India, umoyisi wanceda uRajah waseKochi ukuba alwe namaqela eentshaba, kwaye ke, oku kwamvumela ukuba Yakha uthango oluya kunika igama kwi-enclave yangoku.

Ngexesha leenkulungwane ezalandelayo, impembelelo yamaKatolika neyaseYurophu zathabathela ezitalatweni zale dolophu zisasazeke usingasiqithi odume ngokuloba, ubugcisa kunye neziqholo ezaba ngumdla wokuqala kuqoqosho lweKerala yobukoloniyali de kwaba sekupheleni kwenkulungwane ye-XNUMX, uRaj IsiNgesi saseka ifuthe laso kule ndawo, sibonelela ngophando lwenkcubeko nenkcubeko echaza namhlanje ukuba isixeko esineenkcubeko ezininzi kwilizwe laseKerala.

Ndwendwela kwawona manethiwekhi amnandi emhlabeni

Ngexesha lethu utyelelo eFort Kochi siyagqitha Isiqithi saseWellington, apho iindawo ezinomtsalane kubakhenkethi zinqabileyo, kwaye ekugqibeleni sifikelela kwezona mpuma usingasiqithi, ndawo leyo eyaziwa ngokuba yiFort Kochi. Kule ndawo, amaHindu, amaYurophu kunye namaJuda babelana ngesixeko esinezahlulo ezigqibeleleyo, ezivulekileyo kubakhenkethi kwaye zihonjiswe ngobugcisa kwisitalato ngasinye.

Ngokumalunga nendawo yokuhlala, sahlala kwi-Union Home Stay, a indlu yeendwendwe Kunconywe kakhulu kubekwe kwisitalato iBurgar, entliziyweni yeFort Kochi. Umoya kule nxalenye yesixeko ukhululekile, iivenkile ze-antique ziba ngumtsalane ophambili kwaye i-Kashi Arts Café edumileyo ikhonza amaqebengwana amancinci ecoconut emva kwegalari yobugcisa. Ukongeza, kule ndawo sifumana I-Cathedral eyaziwayo yaseSanta Cruz, Yakhiwa ngasekupheleni kwenkulungwane ye-XNUMX, okanye endala Icawa yaseSt, eyakhiwe ngamaPhuthukezi ngo-1502. Imizekelo emibini yexabiso elinembali yale ndawo eIndiya apho iindawo zokuhlala ezindala zamaDatshi zisasazeka zijikeleza imijikelo yayo. Iindawo ezikhuthaza ama-echoes ekoloniyalizim namhlanje ezibonisa ubugcisa be-flirty okanye amaziko ezentlalo athe saa phakathi kwegadi yetropiki kunye noyilo lwaseYurophu.

Izitrato zeli siqithi-usingasiqithi ungaphefumla ukuzola, abakhenkethi bayadibana kunye nokusingqongileyo kunye nokushiya iFort Kochi ngasemva kwaye baphambukele empuma yeKochi, iziko ledolophu uqobo, iba ngumbono wobulumko ukuba sifuna iicawa ezinemibala, iigrocengrocers kumagumbi abo angasemva abalungiselela iijusi yeziqhamo okanye iivenkile ezitratweni apho ukutyiwa kwe-kebap emnandi kubiza kuphela iisenti ezingama-80. Ngapha koko, ingcebiso yam yeyokuba ulinganise okusingqongileyo kwaye uzivumele ukuba uqhutyelwe kukudibana okugcwala kwezi zitrato apho iinkcubeko ezininzi ziye zahlala khona kangangeenkulungwane.

IKochi ibandakanya ikota yamaJuda apho sifumene khona Iimarike zesinongo (njenge-Kochi International Pepper Exchange edumileyo), amabhotwe anqabileyo afana ne-Matancherry Palace, kunye ne-Vishnu frescoes kunye nemihlobiso yase-Dutch, umzekelo we-eclecticism yekoloniyali equlethwe kwisakhiwo esinye.

Emva kokuhamba kwizitrato zaseFort Kochi, siyakuqonda umtsalane wesiqithi esijikeleza uhambo olungqongqo kwaye, ngakumbi, eyona ndawo inomtsalane kuloo ndawo: Iinethi zayo ezidumileyo zaseTshayina (okanye uCheena vala) waziswa ngumlandeli waseTshayina uZheng He kwiminyaka eyalandela ukufika kukaVasco de Gama..

Ngorhatya, ukuhlala ecaleni kwale minatha kunye nokucinga ngabalobi behlangula izipho elwandle (abanye baya kukunika nenxalenye yokuloba kwabo ukuze wenze umhluzi waselwandle) kuyonwabisa, kwiinjini yendawo eIndiya apho Imbali ibangela imeko yezwe lonke, kufutshane. Eyahlukileyo.

 

 


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