20 Kms From Kannur, Kerala
Dr. Hermann Gundert
Malayalam's Oldest Newspaper Took Shape Here
Malayalam, Hindi, English
Situated 20 kms from Kannur, at Nettur, Gundert's Bungalow is on the out skirts of Thalaserry. It is a historically significant place for all lovers of Malayalam Language.
Home of Dr. Hermann Gundert (1814-1893), a scholar of the German Basel Mission, who compiled the first Malayalam English dictionary. The revered German priest and lexicographer lived in the bungalow for 20 years from 1839.
Mr. Gundert was the publisher of one of the Malayalam's oldest newspapers, the 'Paschimodayam', and also authored a number of books on Malayalam grammar.