Book Launch/Reading : The Path to the Hills George Abraham

Date:28.06.2012
Time:05:30 pm
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Date:27 June 2012
Time:06:30 pm
Organizer: ICCR
Location: London

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A pictorial treasure to cherish nature and man’s will to explore and thrive, this Coffee-table book compiled by the proprietor of STAYHOMZ-Bungalows & Homestays, whose family has been associated with the development of plantation upon western Ghats, introduces the History of Plantation with the highlights of tourist attraction in the 17 plantation destinations,. It also presents the new face of the planting community today and their diversifications, which make them successful stakeholders of the tourism Industry.

Launch: Dr Rosie Llewellyn-Jones, author and historian, is Honorary Secretary of the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia (BACSA). She studied at SOAS for a PhD on colonial architecture in India. Her publications include A Fatal Friendship: The Nawabs, the British and the City of Lucknow; Portraits in Princely India 1700 – 1947, and is a contributor to History Today

Speaker: Jane Turner, daughter of Jim Erskine who was a tea planter for over 70 years in the Nilgiri Hills, is very interested in the history of plantations and organises re-unions regularly in London for their South Indian friends. Various ex planting communities from Britain and India would attend, including the leading film maker David Young and Lesley Gillilan, journalist, who also attended the launch in South India.

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