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Coromandel

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349140117

Price: £14.99

ON SALE: 7th February 2019

Genre: Humanities / History

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COROMANDEL. A name which has been long applied by Europeans to the Northern Tamil Country, or (more comprehensively) to the eastern coast of the Peninsula of India.

This is the India highly acclaimed historian Charles Allen visits in this fascinating book. Coromandel journeys south, exploring the less well known, often neglected and very different history and identity of the pre-Aryan Dravidian south.

During Allen’s exploration of the Indian south he meets local historians, gurus and politicians and with their help uncovers some extraordinary stories about the past. His sweeping narrative takes in the archaeology, religion, linguistics and anthropology of the region – and how these have influenced contemporary politics.

Known for his vivid storytelling, for decades Allen has travelled the length and breadth of India, revealing the spirit of the sub-continent through its history and people. In Coromandel, he moves through modern-day India, discovering as much about the present as he does about the past.

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Reviews

A writer whom India as well as Britain should be proud to call its own, this account is seductive and convincing
Literary Review
Coromandel is lively and its stories well chosen
The Economist
An engaging and meaningful account of a very long and complex history
Times Literary Supplement