Tamil Villages – The Ancient Spiritual Heart of South India


Downloads: 120

Pages: 84

Published: 1 year ago

Rating: Rated: 0 times Rate It

  • 1 star
  • 2 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 5 stars

Read Five Books Free!

Become a member of Free-Ebooks.net and you can download five free books every month.

Already a member? Login here

Membership requires a valid email address. We DO NOT spam and do not allow others access to your private information.

Book Description

This paper was written for presentation at the International Conference on Sacred Geographies, Religious Cultures and Popular Practices held at the Government Arts College, Tiruvannamalai in 2014. The basis for the paper was this blog. I started this blog after my wife Carol and I moved to Tiruvannamalai, writing about our experiences of life in India. We made friends with villagers nearby Tiruvannamalai, and because they knew we were interested, they started inviting us to village ceremonies and functions. I have a life-long interest in Anthropology, and I knew right away that I was seeing things about village culture that were special. Carol and I took many photos to document what we were seeing, and I starting writing about it. Most photos are mine. Research was by the internet.

Reader Reviews
loading comments
Add a comment: (You need to login to post a comment)
Rate this title:

Richard Clarke

Interested in spirituality my whole life, first Buddhism, especially Chan Buddhism. For last 25 years, follower of Ramana Maharshi and Advaita Vedanta. After retirement from Silicon Valley lived for 8 years in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India. Now reside with my wife Carol in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico. I now offer Ramana Maharshi Self-knowledge satsangs, and a course in MIndfulness Meditation.

Author's Social Media:   FB Profile

Other books by author...

  • Forty Verses on Reality with Comments
    Forty Verses on Reality with Comments Religious by Richard Clarke
    Forty Verses on Reality with Comments
    Forty Verses on Reality with Comments



    Nov 2017

    Ramana Maharshi details his entire teaching in his Forty Verses on Reality. The best way to read this book is by deeply meditating on each verse. Comments and...

    Formats: PDF, Epub, Kindle

  • Who am I? with Comments
    Who am I? with Comments Body & Spirit by Richard Clarke
    Who am I? with Comments
    Who am I? with Comments



    Nov 2015

    Who am I? Is a seminal work of Ramana Maharshi. It is terse and deep. For many who are interested, some help is needed to understand what Ramana is teaching ...

    Formats: PDF, Epub, Kindle

You may also like...