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Preetha Leela Chockalingam is a Lecturer at the London Metropolitan University. She’s also a Book Challenger editor, writer and an assessor, and enjoys talent spotting, mentoring, training and developing. She is also a mum.
Preetha loves writing historical fiction set in Kerala for both children and adults. She spends hours researching and collecting evidence of matrilineal, multifaith Kerala, which up until the mid twentieth century favoured women more than men. She hopes that one day, the whole of India will follow the open minded Chera’s rule of Kerala, where religious harmony meant that several different faiths lived peacefully in one kingdom. Until then, you can find her living in those times through books, stories and research!