Blue Flower

(La Lettre du CIDIF n° 38 novembre 2008-  page 129)


The Origin of the Nattukkottaiyars and their Communal Practices,
by M. Gobalakichenane, East West Books (Madras),2008, 103 pages.


The present monograph is the English version of “Nattukkottaiyarin Urpaththiyum Avargalin Sathiyin Muraiyum“ in Tamil, describing the practices of Chettiyars in the first half of 19th century, based upon a Tamil manuscript unearted in Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, enlarged with select bibliography and several illustrations.