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Degree Coffee by the Yard: A Short Biography of Madras

Degree Coffee by the Yard: A Short Biography of Madras

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Contributor(s) Nirmala Lakshman
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The history of Indian cities are filled with heritage, culture, and a vast array of unique flavours. There are many genuine literary creations that describe the true essence of the cities, and one such literary creation is Nirmala Lakshman's Degree Coffee by the Yard:A Short Biography of Madras. This book brings out the real history and essence of the capital of Tamil Nadu. The book was published on September 2013 by Aleph Book Company.

Nirmala Lakshman is a journalist by profession. She is the Director of The Hindu group of publications. The author held many senior editorial positions with the organisation for more than three decades, before she became the director. Nirmala Lakshman founded and edited The Hindu Literary Review. She also conceptualised Young World. A talented personality, Nirmala has curated The Hindus Literary Festival and initiated annual prize for best fiction from The Hindu. She is a Ph.D. in post-modern fiction from Madras University and a postgraduate in English from USA.

Degree Coffee by the Yard:A Short Biography of Madras presents a detailed account of the history of the city, and the style of writing is both meditative and personal. The book is a combination of travelogues and journals written by the author. The author braids the essential aspects of Madras and Chennai to offer an exclusive portrait of the city. The history of the city is filled with stories of popular characters, builders, writers, thinkers, traders, rouges and freedom fighters. The author describes Chennai as a city with remarkable spirit of secularism. The gastronomic diversity, cultural variance and heritage highlights make this city a great place to live in, or visit.

Degree Coffee by the Yard is a good choice for readers with a keen interest on learning about the history of the great city. A nicely penned book, Degree Coffee by the Yard is available in hardcover binding. It has an ISBN 10 number 9382277153 and an ISBN 13 number 9789382277156.
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Language English
Publication Date September 11, 2013
Publisher Aleph Book Company
Contributor(s) Nirmala Lakshman
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 10 9382277153
ISBN 13 9789382277156
Dimensions and Weight
Product Dimensions 10 cm x 10 cm x 5 cm
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