What can a textile tradition tell us about a now-forgotten way of life? We pick the instantly recognisable Chettinad sari and investigate its glorious past and fragile present
During our journey through the Chettinad region, we stopped at many temples and shrines and listened to tales both fantastical and illuminating. We had a superb guide in historian V Sriram, who explored the culture, myths and artistic heritage of each place of worship along the way in his inimitable way of immersive storytelling, and… Read more »
During our visit to Chettinad for Sarmaya’s Art of Travel, eminent industrialist and the former Executive Chairman, Murugappa Group, MV Subbiah treated us to a very personalised history of his community, the Nagarathar or Nattukkottai Chettiars. He was in conversation with Sarmaya founder, Paul Abraham.
In Chettinad, we stopped at many temples and shrines and listened to tales both fantastical and illuminating