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The Telugus Of Yanam And Masulipatnam

This volume is related to the study of the history and freedom movement in the French territory of Yanam, on the Andhra coast, which was hitherto a neglected area of study. It traces the foundation of the settlement and its historical evolution in the economic, social and political planes before and after French occupation. Special attention has been paid to the development of the freedom movement in Yanam and its final integration with the Indian Union in the year 1954, as part of the Union territory of Pondicherry.

     The volume is significant in the sense that it is a major reference work as far as French colonialism in India is concerned. It is also the only authentic account of the freedom movement in Yanam. It goes into all the details and th...

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About The Author

J.B.Prashant More

J.B.Prashant More is a historian of international repute. He was born in Pondicherry on 28th August 1955. He studied at St.Joseph of Cluny school and Petit Seminaire, Pondicherry. After obtaining a bachelor's degree from Tagore Arts College, Pondicherry, he proceeded to France for higher studies. He obtained a Ph.D in History at the renowned Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. He is member of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities. After facing several setbacks in his scholarly pursuit, he took to writing history.

Since 2001 Prashant More has authored more than fifteen books and several articles. He is a specialist of south Indian history, especially Muslim and Dravidian history as well as the colonial history of India. His book on the Partition of India remains unchallenged to this day. He writes in French, English and Tamil. Currently he teaches at Inseec, Paris.

His mother tongue is Tamil. He holds French nationality. His father, Panjab Rao More is a Marathi Bhakti poet.His mother belongs to the ilustrious Prouchandy family of Pondicherry, whose members have played significant roles in the history of Pondicherry. One of them, Darmanathan Prouchandy was the first steam navigator from south India and the Tamil country. His grand father had played a martyr's role in India's freedom movement due to his association with the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's freedom struggle in south-east Asia (French Indochina, Saigon).

This volume is related to the study of the history and freedom movement in the French territory of Yanam, on the Andhra coast, which was hitherto a neglected area of study. It traces the foundation of the settlement and its historical evolution in the economic, social and political planes before and after French occupation. Special attention has been paid to the development of the freedom movement in Yanam and its final integration with the Indian Union in the year 1954, as part of the Union territory of Pondicherry.

     The volume is significant in the sense that it is a major reference work as far as French colonialism in India is concerned. It is also the only authentic account of the freedom movement in Yanam. It goes into all the details and the actors involved in this freedom movement. In the course of the study, More challenges the views and assertions of European scholars like Louis Dumont, David Washbrook and C.J. Baker.