Ayya'S Accounts

Ayya'S Accounts (Paperback)

By Anand Pandian And M P Mariappan 
Publisher: Tranquebar
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9789386224439
No. of Pages: 324
Binding: Paperback
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"Born near Ettayapuram in the erstwhile Madras Presidency into a caste of former tree-climbers and toddy-tappers, Ayya lost his mother as a child and came of age in a small town in lowland Burma. Forced to flee at the outbreak of World War II, he made a treacherous 1,700-mile journey by foot, boat, bullock cart, and rail back to Madurai.

Becoming a successful fruit merchant, Ayya educated and eventually settled many of his descendants in the United States. Luck, nerve, subterfuge and sorrow all have their place along the precarious route of his advancement. Ayya's Accounts documents his dreams, his fears, his navigation of business and household matters even as he struggles to make a decent life for himself and his family.

Emerging out of tales told to his American grandson, Ayya's Accounts embodies a simple faith - that the story of a place as large and complex as modern India can be told through the life of a single individual. The book explores the life of an ordinary man - orphan, refugee, shopkeeper, and grandfather - during a century of tremendous hope and upheaval."

About The Author

"Anand Pandian is an associate professor of anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. His books included Reel World: On Location in Kollywood (2015) and Crooked Stalks: Cultivating Virtue in South India (2010).

M. P. Mariappan, a fruit merchant in Madurai whose story this book is, died in October 2014, at the age of 95, a few months after this book was first published in English in the United States. A week before he passed away in the company of his family in Madurai, he was approached by well-wishers at a local park who encouraged him to tell his life story. 'There is a book about all this,' he is reported to have said. 'Read it and you'll know everything about my life.'"

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Title: Ayya'S Accounts
Publisher: Tranquebar
Author: Anand Pandian And M P Mariappan
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9789386224439
No. of Pages: 324
Binding: Paperback

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