Cauvery chronicles

Print edition : January 04, 2019

O.K. Johnny. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Women carrying water from the Cauvery to offer to their temple deity at Kalvadangam village near Edappadi in Salem district in Tamil Nadu on March 23. Photo: E. Lakshmi Narayanan

Prayers normally begin with the recitation of Gayatri japam in the Christian "ashram". This is short in the strange but silent religious "revolution" on its probation that is being witnessed In the Sachitananda Ashram, (a Christian ashram) at Shantivanam, situated amidst sylvyn surroundings on the fertile southern sands of the holy Akhanda Cauvery in Thannerpalli village about 35 km from Tiruchi on the Tiruchi-Karur highway. (Published on 28/10/1984) PHOTO: THE HINDU ARCHIVES Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

The book explores the Cauvery and the trajectories of everyday life of the communities living by the river, informed by a spirit of inquiry and a subaltern perspective.
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