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The Lost Land of LemuriaFabulous Geographies, Catastrophic Histories$
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Sumathi Ramaswamy

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520240322

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520240322.001.0001

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Flooding History

Flooding History

Geographies of Loss

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(p.137) Chapter 5 Flooding History
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The Lost Land of Lemuria
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Sumathi Ramaswamy

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520240322.003.0005

This chapter explores how the catastrophic placemaking of Lemuria results in the production of fabulous geographies of loss. The ocean is a source of both fantasy and fear to Lemuria's place-makers, although the density of these varies across the different labors of loss. It is in Tamil India that the ocean takes on a life of its own, as it emerges as the all-powerful and all-consuming villain in a series of catastrophic encounters between nature and culture, between water and man.

Keywords:   placemaking, Lemuria, loss, Tamil devotion, fantasy

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