Abraham Eraly was an Indian writer of history, a teacher, and the founder of Chennai-based magazine Aside. Abraham Eraly was born in the village of Ayyampalli in Ernakulam district, Kerala on 15 August 1934. He studied History at a college in Ernakulam and followed it up with a post-graduate degree in the same subject at Madras Christian College in Chennai. He became a Professor of History at MCC in 1971.
Bored with the monotony of teaching, Eraly resigned his professorship in 1977 and founded the Chennai-based magazine Aside, India's first English-language city magazine. Following financial difficulties, it closed in 1997.
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