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The lost land of Lemuria : fabulous geographies, catastrophic histories

Author: Sumathi Ramaswamy
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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."

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sumathi Ramaswamy
ISBN: 0520240324 9780520240322 0520244400 9780520244405
OCLC Number: 53289898
Notes: "A Philip E. Lilienthal book"--Preliminary page.
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.
Responsibility: Sumathi Ramaswamy.
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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."

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"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 Read more...

 
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