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A South Indian Journey: The Smile of Murugan

-By Michael Wood

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Inspired by a temple astrologer (who had accurately predicted his marriage and the birth of his two daughters), the author travelled on a magical journey through south-east India. This title is a mixture of history and travelogue, and a portrait of India - past, present and future.

Michael Wood's "A South Indian Journey" is a brilliantly written travel narrative of personal and geographical exploration. Inspired by a temple astrologer (who had accurately predicted his marriage and the birth of his two daughters), the writer and broadcaster Michael Wood travelled on a magical journey through south-east India. "A South Indian Journey" is a magical mixture of history and travelogue, and an unforgettable portrait of India - past, present and future. "A wonderful introduction to the history and culture of the south, and a work of love". (William Dalrymple). "A supremely well-informed and affectionate portrait of Tamil Nadu and its people...One of the most enlightening books on South India ever written". ("Rough Guide to India"). Michael Wood was born and educated in Manchester. He was an open scholar in Modern History at Oriel College, Oxford, where he held a Bishop Fraser scholarship in Medieval History as a postgraduate. He has made a number of internationally successful tv series, including "In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great". short..

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ISBN-13 9780141032672
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Number of Pages 272
Publication Date 02082007
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Binding Paperback