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The Chettiar Heritage
The Chettiar Heritage
 
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Author : S. Muthiah, Meenakshi Meyappan, Visalakshi Ramaswamy
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ISBN# : 819041500-x
Pages : 288
Price :INR 3000
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Deep in the heart of India`s southermost State, Tamil Nadu, is Chettinad, the land of the Nattkottai Chettiars, who are also known as the Chettiars or the Nagarathar. A conservative community of traders and financiers with traditions centuries old, the Chettiars` heyday was from the middle of the 19th Century to the 1950s. During that century they made an immense contribution to the development of Ceylon and Burma, the Straits Settlements, the Federated Malay States and INdochina, and even Sumatra and Mauritius. The winds of Independence that blew community`s decline, but education has been responsible for a considerable resurgence since the 1970s, with many becoming professionals, business persons and industrialists in South India and in Several parts of the world.
 
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