Degree Coffee by the Yard: A Short Biography of Madras

by Lakshman, Nirmala

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Author: Lakshman, Nirmala

Languages: English

Number Of Pages: 168

Binding: Hardcover

Package Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.9 x 0.8 inches

Release Date: 11-09-2013

Details: Product Description Degree Coffee By the Yard: A Short Biography of Madras brings forth the rich history of the city of Madras before it was on its way to becoming Chennai. Nirmala Lakshman has done a wondrous task of painting a culturally affluent and worthy image of the coastal city of India. Madras had many things to offer to the people and with an extensive historical background replete with freedom fighters, British traders vying for its resourceful land, luminaries and rogues, political leaders and many other Review ‘Nirmala Lakshman has written a gorgeous book which anyone touched by the city will want to read. It will have pride of place on my shelf.’ — Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone ‘This is a tome to cherish over a tiffin of sweet, kaaram and kaapi.’ — Business Standard ‘Nirmal Lakshman’s style is lucid. She is a master storyteller, gentle and witty, with a magnificent sense of humour.’ — IBN Live ‘It reads well, both as a precise work of history and a short memoir of a city.’ — Millennium Post Read the book, experience the city. Rich with anecdotes, served with simplicity; it has layers of history, glimpses of its art and culture and occasional bits of politics…Nirmala writes persuasively’ — The Hindu About the Author Nirmala Lakshman is the editor of the anthology Writing A Nation and is on the Board of Directors of the Hindu in 1991, she served in the capacity of the Joint Editor of the Hindu and is the founder and editor of the Hindu Literary Review.