The Malabar Coast was the name given historically to the area of southwestern India between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats and between modern Karnataka and Capr Comorin. Malabar District was an administrative division of Madras Presidency.
The civilians were knowledgeable about modern military developments. It is mentioned that Thomas Hervey Baber, who was a Collector in Malabar in 1805 managed to track down and kill the Pyche Rajah in the November of that year. He did this with his own Revenue Kolkars, using tactics almost identical to those used so successfully in Malaya and Borneo in the late 1950s. 
- BACSA have published a book entitled The Malabar Coast : the burial registers of St Thomas' Church, Quilon and Christ Church, Trivandrum which details inscriptions of those buried there. The index of persons named therein can be searched at BACSA Search. Applications can be made to BACSA for copies of relevant material.
- Malabar Wikipedia
- Nick Balmer’s blog Malabar Days
- A background description by Nick Balmer of the social situation of Indian women in the settlements on the Malabar and Coromandel Coasts who married Europeans (in the years to c 1800-1820), where it is suggested this may have included Hindu women.
- From the Gulf of Cambay on down the Malabar Coast, c.1700's-1850's: ports (with forts) from Prof Fran Pritchett’s Indian Routes (Columbia University)
- Sahib & Collector from Maddy’s Ramblings dated October 08, 2007. William Logan (1841-1914) and Rev. Dr. Hermann Gundert (1814 –1892) of the Basel Mission.
- Maddy’s Historic Alleys blog has many articles about Malabar, including The Murder of Collector Connolly, the Malabar Collector in 1855
- "Lost rulers of the Malabar Coast" by N P Chekkutty 10 December 2012 himalmag.com. "Tales of love and loss from the heyday of Portuguese rule in Kochi".
- "Colour of money" by P. Anima, June 21, 2013 The Hindu. "When the British scoured the mountains and valleys of Malabar for gold". Source: Regional Archives Kozhikode
- In Search of European Graves in Malabar by Chekkutty N.P August 16, 2013 'Chespeak' website. The research behind the book Malabar: Christian Memorials 1737-1990, by Dr John C. Roberts and N P Chekkutty, see Cemeteries and monumental inscriptions reading list
Historical books online
- Malabar District Gazetteers - Malabar Vol II 1905 archive.org
- Madras District Gazetteers Malabar. Vol. 1 by C A Innes 1951 edition with additional information and incorporating 1908 edition Archive.org. Mirror of a book from Kerala State Central Library Rare Books Online, catalogue no. 75585.
- "Country of Malabar" page 101 A description of the coasts of East Africa and Malabar in the beginning of the sixteenth century by Duarte Barbosa, a Portuguese. Translated from an early Spanish manuscript in the Barcelona library with notes and a preface by Henry E. J. Stanley. 1866 Archive.org
- A new account of East-India and Persia : : in eight letters being nine years travels, begun 1672 and finished 1681 by John Fryer 1698 London. Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek. Includes the "Canatick-Country"
- A later edition, edited, with notes and an introduction, by William Crooke, formerly of the Bengal Civil Service. in three volumes, printed for the Hakluyt Society, (Second Series, 2/19, 2/20 and 2/39) 1909-1915. Volume 1, Archive.org version, mirror from Digital Library of India; Volume 2, Archive.org version, mirror from Digital Library of India; Volume 3, Archive.org version, mirror from Digital Library of India. Additional digital files may be available.
- A true and exact description of the most celebrated East-India coasts of Malabar and Coromandel; as also of the Isle of Ceylon…. by Philip [or Philippus] Baldaeus, Minister of the Word of God in Ceylon. 1703. Archive.org. Translated from the High Dutch printed at Amsterdam 1672. 2nd file, author catalogued Baldeus. Archive.org.
- Letters from Malabar by Jacob Canter Visscher (now first translated from the original Dutch) to which is added An Account of Travancore and Fra Bartolomeo’s Travels in that Country by Major Heber Drury (1862), Google Books
- Dutch Records No 13: The Dutch in Malabar : being a translation of selections nos. 1 and 2 by A Galletti 1911 Archive.org. One of 15 volumes of records from the archives of the Madras Presidency, almost all of which are in Dutch, many also available at Archive.org. The other titles in the series may be seen at this Archive.org link
- Malabar And The Portuguese by K M Panikkar 1929. Full title: Malabar and the Portuguese. Being a history of the relations of the Portuguese with Malabar from 1500 to 1663. Archive.org, mirror from Digital Library of India.
- Malabar And The Dutch by K M Panikkar 1931. Full title: Malabar and the Dutch. Being the history of the fall of the Nayar power in Malabar. Archive.org, mirror from Digital Library of India.
- The Dutch In Malabar by P C Alexander. 1946. 2nd digital file Archive.org, mirrors from Digital Library of India. Generally the first file has clearer text, but note some pages are upside down.
- A collection of treaties, engagements and other papers of importance relating to British affairs in Malabar, Part II with new numbering, Index Edited, with notes by W. Logan, Madras Civil Service 1879 Archive.org. Also known as Malabar, or Malabar Manual Volume 3
- Goa, and the Blue Mountains; or, Six months of sick leave by Richard F Burton, Lieut. Bombay Army 1851 Archive.org. Includes some relevant chapters.
- Malabar by William Logan, Collector. Reprint edition, originally published 1887. Volume I, Volume II Archive.org
- The Pirates of Malabar and an English Woman in India Two Hundred Years Ago by Col John Biddulph 1907 Archive.org.
- The History of the Church of Malabar, from the time of its being first discover'd by the Portuguezes in the year 1501 : giving an account of the persecutions and violent methods of the Roman prelates, to reduce them to the subjection of the Church of Rome : together with the Synod of Diamper, celebrated in the year of Our Lord 1599 : with some remarks upon the faith and doctrine of the Christians of St. Thomas in the Indies, agreeing with the Church of England, in opposition to that of Rome. Done out of Portugueze into English by Michael Geddes 1694 Archive.org.
- Early Roman-Catholic Missions to India : with sketches of Jesuitism, Hindu philosophy, and the Christianity of the ancient Indo-Syrian Church of Malabar by James Forbes Bisset Tinling 1871 Archive.org
- The Syrian Church in India by George Milne Rae 1892 Archive.org.
- "Eurasians of Madras and Malabar" by Edgar Thurston page 69-114 Madras Government Museum Bulletin Vol II, No 2 1898 Archive.org.