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Author Ramaswamy, Sumathi

Title The lost land of Lemuria : fabulous geographies, catastrophic histories / Sumathi Ramaswamy
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 334 pages) : maps
Contents Placing loss -- Science in the service of loss -- Occult losses -- Living loss at land's end -- Flooding history : geographies of loss -- Mapping loss -- Laboring against loss
Summary During the nineteenth century, Lemuria was imagined as a land that once bridged India and Africa but disappeared into the ocean millennia ago, much like Atlantis. A sustained meditation on a lost place from a lost time, this elegantly written book is the first to explore Lemuria's incarnations across cultures, from Victorian-era science to Euro-American occultism to colonial and postcolonial India. The Lost Land of Lemuria widens into a provocative exploration of the poetics and politics of loss to consider how this sentiment manifests itself in a fascination with vanished homelands, hidden ci
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-324) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Lost continents.
Tamil (Indic people)
Tamil (Indic people) -- India -- History
Civilization, Ancient.
Civilization, Classical.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Unexplained Phenomena.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Ancient Mysteries & Controversial Knowledge.
HISTORY -- Asia -- General.
Civilization, Classical
Civilization, Ancient
Lost continents
Tamil (Indic people)
Verdwenen culturen.
Tamil Nadu (India) -- Civilization
Subject India
India -- Tamil Nadu
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780520931855