“We are not makers of history ………We are made by history”- ‘Martin Luther King Jr.’
History of Lakshadweep is quite interesting. It hasn’t been written anywhere precisely. The story is being passed by various legends. These islands were first discovered by the Greek sailors in the 1st century as a source of tortoise cell.
The foreign travelers like Al Biruni, Marco Polo mentioned about the ‘VIRGIN GREEN’. However the first foreigner to set foot on the shores of Lakshadweep was none other than The Great Vasco Da Gama.
The first settlement was happened during the rule of last king of Kerala, Cheraman Perumal. He was converted to Muslim by the influence of Arab merchants. Then he moved out of his capital without informing anyone for Mecca.