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Tamilnadu has a great tradition of heritage and culture that developed over 2,000 years ago and still continues to flourish. This great cultural heritage of the state of Tamilnadu evolved through the rule of dynasties that ruled the state during various phases of history. Many of the ruling dynasties gave patronage to art and culture that resulted into the development and evolution of a unique Dravidian culture that Tamilnadu today symbolizes with.
Under the rule of the Pallavas, Cholas and the Pandya kings, there were tremendous growth and development in the field of art, architecture and literature, which reached great heights. The history of Tamil language can be traced back to the age of the Tolkapiyam, the Tamil Grammar text, ascribed to around 500 B.C. Similarly, the Sangam literature dates back to 500 B.C.
Tamil Nadu is one of the most urbanized states of India but most of the people still live in villages. In Tamil Nadu, there is an established caste system with traditional differentiations a lot more pronounced than in many other parts of India. A large part of population is confined to the Chennai (covering industrial areas, townships and the surrounding villages) and those around Madurai, Tiruchchirappall and Coimbatore. About 80 percent of the people in Tamil Nadu follow Hinduism. A substantial percentage of population in Tamil Nadu follows Christianity and Islam.

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Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
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Date Taken:15 Dec 2013 - 11:51 AM
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Title:South India
Username:Chinga Chinga
Uploaded:30 Dec 2013 - 11:46 AM
Tags:General, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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RobboB
RobboB e2 Member 777 forum postsRobboB vcard United Kingdom
30 Dec 2013 - 11:51 AM

I like Vs 2 and 3. Great candid shots

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prabhusinha
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30 Dec 2013 - 12:00 PM

Enjoy ur stay,Photographically.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 12:07 PM

Some colourful characters there, Isabel, the guy in V.3 isn't lacking for a good meal Wink Carol

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Lillian
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30 Dec 2013 - 12:12 PM

Hmmm Isabel, I notice that they are all men!!
come on some of the women too please
a lovely set..and it has to be V1 for me
Lillian

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 12:18 PM

I really like the kindly face in v2, as well as the outfit. I assume orange has some special meaning?

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tomcat
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30 Dec 2013 - 12:51 PM

An interesting narrative Isabel

Happy New Year

Adrian

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Badgerfred
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30 Dec 2013 - 1:24 PM

Fine set of images Isabel, interesting narrative,
Fred.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43424 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 1:36 PM

Interesting pre narrative and a very well captured set of images Isabel.

Regards Nathan Grin

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 1:58 PM

Interesting write up on the area and people. Lovely colourful set of images Isabel. GrinGrin Peter

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
30 Dec 2013 - 2:34 PM

Great write up and fascinating images Isabel !!

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mikbee
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30 Dec 2013 - 2:36 PM

A good insight into Indian life here Isabel.
Interesting set.
Mick.

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 2:54 PM

Great set, Isabel.

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Caziwinkles
30 Dec 2013 - 3:20 PM

These are brilliant Isabel - an interesting narration and insight into their lives. Smile

Carol

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781969
781969  1 India
30 Dec 2013 - 3:51 PM

Indian culture,great capture.

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 4:26 PM

A fine set of candid images Isabel.

Albert

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 4:37 PM

A fascinating set, Isabel - such an interesting write up, too.
Such a rich culture.
V2 and V3 are my favourites.

Richard

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 4:49 PM

Nice set of images, Isobel!! All the best for 2014

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williamsloan
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30 Dec 2013 - 6:01 PM

a lovely set V1 for me.


billy

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Glostopcat
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30 Dec 2013 - 6:02 PM

An interesting set of images showing us some of the colourful local characters

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SUE118
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30 Dec 2013 - 7:40 PM

Great images and a very interesting write up. Well done.

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ukgubbi
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31 Dec 2013 - 12:16 AM

Very intimate. Tamilnadu is very vibrant and colorful. People are very religious. Nice captures.

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SimonFletch
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31 Dec 2013 - 10:26 AM

Wow, great colour in all the images - the folk are quite 'colourful' too, definitely wouldn't argue with the guy on the right in V3 Wink
Thoroughly enjoyed your write-up, Isabel, always interesting to learn about other cultures.

Simon

Last Modified By SimonFletch at 31 Dec 2013 - 10:27 AM

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