Charles Allen's Coromandel: A Personal History of South India PDF

By Charles Allen

ISBN-10: 0349140111

ISBN-13: 9780349140117

ISBN-10: 1408705397

ISBN-13: 9781408705391

Coromandel was once the identify given via ecu investors to India's south-eastern seaboard, a corruption of the Tamil Cholamandalam, after the temple-building Chola kings who governed the southern peninsula for hundreds of years sooner than the Islamic invasions.

Indian heritage has a tendency to target Northern India, yet Coromandel will trip south, exploring the fewer recognized, frequently ignored and intensely assorted historical past and identification of the oldest India within the pre-Aryan Dravidian south. hugely acclaimed historian Charles Allen explores the incredible Buddhist and Jain civilisations that flourished all alongside India's japanese seaboard ahead of Hinduism turned the tested religion.

In Coromandel, Allen keeps his research into early Indian background, started in Ashoka. At each one element in his trip throughout the Indian south he meets neighborhood historians, authorities, politicians and different vibrant personalities, and with their support uncovers a few awesome tales concerning the prior. this can be a traveller's story, and as Allen strikes via modern India, he discovers as a lot concerning the current as he does concerning the past.

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