The Smile of Murugan: A South Indian Journey

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Tamil culture, the culture of southern India, is the last surviving classical culture in existence. Inspired by an Indian astrologer, who tells him, accurately as it turns out, that he will have two daughters, the author set out on a journey around the great religious and historical sites of southern India. There are moments of great grandeur and awe, and humility in the face of ordinary peasants leading rich cultural lives, but also of humour and incongruity.

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A supremely well-informed and affectionate portrait of Tamil Nadu and it's people ...One of the most enlightening books on South India ever written ( Rough Guide to India)

Wood approached a native's understanding of the people ( Edward Marriot, The Times)

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Michael Wood offers a touching and humorous account of his journey of more than a thousand miles, through the temples and holy shrines of Southern India. He recounts his transportation into another world and time where ancient rituals at the spritual heart of India are still observed today.

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