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Traditional Chettiar breakfast  
   

Traditional Chettiar breakfast

Pongal, Idyappam, and another deep fried sweet thing I forget the name of. Four chutneys accompany the mix, with coffee, bread, juice, and fresh fruit. I also had an egg masala.
Chettiar Grandeur: A Room in a Mansion

December 17th 2017
I think I’m sleeping in the dance hall. My room is in a renovated Chettiar mansion, built in the French Art Deco style in 1939 by a wealthy businessman as a gift for his daughter. The Chettinad area north of Madurai is known for thousands of palatial buildings built by wealthy families in the late 1800’s up until World War II. They spared no expense, importing Italian marble, Burmese teak, ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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