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Author Pandian, Anand,
Title Micham meethi. English
Ayya's accounts : a ledger of hope in modern India / Anand Pandian & M.P. Mariappan ; afterword by Veena Das.
Imprint Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2014]

Author Pandian, Anand,
Subject Mariappan, M. P., 1919-
Tamil (Indic people) -- India -- Biography.
Tamil (Indic people) -- India -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Nadars -- Biography.
Nadars -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
India -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Merchants -- India -- Biography.
Alt Name Mariappan, M. P., 1919-
Das, Veena,
Description 1 online resource (xii, 216 pages) : illustrations
Summary Ayya's Accounts explores the life of an ordinary man-orphan, refugee, shopkeeper, and grandfather-during a century of tremendous hope and upheaval. Born in colonial India into a despised caste of former tree climbers, Ayya lost his mother as a child and came of age in a small town in lowland Burma. Forced to flee at the outbreak of World War II, he made a treacherous 1,700-mile journey by foot, boat, bullock cart, and rail back to southern India. Becoming a successful fruit merchant, Ayya educated and eventually settled many of his descendants in the United States. Luck, nerve, subterfuge ...
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents A Century of Experience -- In Some Village, Somewhere -- Taj Malabar Hotel, 2005 -- Things I Didn't Know I'd Lost -- Pudur, 2012 -- A Decade in Burma -- Okpo, 1940 -- When the War Came -- Kovilpatti, 1946 -- A New Life at Home -- Victoria Studio, 1949 -- Dealing Cloth in a Time of War -- Dindigul, 1951 -- A Foothold in Madurai -- Gopal Studio, 1953 -- A Shop of My Own -- Madurai Fruit Merchants Association, 1960 -- Branches in Many Directions -- Norwalk, 1974 -- Between Madurai and America -- Madurai, 1992 -- What Comes Will Come -- Oakland, 1997 -- Burma, Once Again -- Okpo, 2002 -- Giving and Taking -- Listening to My Grandfather.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780253012661 (electronic bk.)
025301266X (electronic bk.)
9780253012586 (hardback)
0253012589 (hardback)
9780253012500 (paperback)
0253012503 (paperback)
OCLC # 871860615
Additional Format Print version: Pandian, Anand. Micham meethi. English. Ayya's accounts. Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2014] 0253012589 (DLC) 2013042011 (OCoLC)857276891

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