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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||0520240324 9780520240322 0520244400 9780520244405|
|Description:||xvii, 334 pages : maps ; 24 cm|
|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.
This is a fascinating study of Lemuria--a mythical continent which was once believed to bridge the land masses of India and Africa millennia ago before ultimately sinking into the Indian sea. Like the lost city of Atlantis, many people--from Theosophists to Tamil nationalists--have considered Lemuria their "lost cradle of civilization."
"This path-breaking book makes novel and riveting connections between scientists and occultists in the West and Tamil nationalists in India. Ramaswamy's history of the fabulous and lost continent of