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Chettiar Overload—Too Much Grandeur

December 18th 2017
Thousands of them appear in 75 or so villages across a dry region northeast of Madurai. Chettiar mansions. Most in disrepair, but some sporting fresh paint and sparkle. Chettiar businessmen made it big in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s with their vast trading pursuits in other countries, but their network fell apart with WWII and later. But while times were good, they showed the world ... 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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