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Locals: The unknown, unsung heroes
History is as much about anonymous contributions as the more trumpeted ones. Who did those monks living high up on the hills of Pavuralakonda, Bavikonda, and Thotlakonda depend on for food and labor? There must have been a thriving village or two down by th...

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Where the Dutch buried their dead
Late last year, I visited Kummaripalem (Bheemili), where, in a green
plot among palm trees and weeds, the Dutch had buried their dead between 1661
and 1720. [1]  The Madras District Gazetteer of 1907 mentions 13 graves and all of them seem to have survived ...
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