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India Tamil Nadu, the land of the Tamils is the southern-most India state of Tamil Nadu is bordered by Puducherry, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.India Tamil Nadu has had continuous human habitation since pre-historic times. Its long India history and Indian cultural traditions are among the oldest in India and the world. The ancient Indian Tamil kingdoms of Chera, Chola, Pallava and Pandya are of very ancient origins. They patronised a mature India culture which produced some of the oldest surviving Indian literature in India.Colonised by the East India Company, India Tamil Nadu was eventually incorporated into the Madras Presidency. After the independence of India, the India Madras State was created in 1956 based on India linguistic boundaries. The name of the Madras State was changed to Tamil Nadu in the year 1969. The politics of India Tamil Nadu has been dominated by DMK and AIADMK, who are of the Indian Dravidian movement which agitated demanding concessions for the 'Dravidian' population of India Tamil Nadu. Lying on a low plain along the Indian southeastern coast of the Indian peninsula, Tamil Nadu is bounded by the India Eastern Ghats in the north and Nilgiri, Annamalai Hills, and Palakkad on the west. The state has large fertile areas along the Indian Coromandel coast, the Palk strait, and the Gulf of Mannar. The fertile plains of India Tamil Nadu are fed by rivers such as Kaveri, Palar, and Vaigai, and by the northeast monsoon. Traditionally a manufacturing Indian state, Tamil Nadu is also a leading producer of agricultural products.The sixth most populous state in the Indian Union, Tamil Nadu has the largest Indian urban agglomeration nationwide. Increases in literacy have caused India Tamil Nadu to report the second lowest growth in population in India for the last decade. Globalisation brought increased export opportunities, making India Tamil Nadu the fifth largest economy among the states of India. In spite of all these TN has the most number of HIV positives in India declared in 2007.The growing demands for skilled labour have caused the increased number of educational institutions in India Tamil Nadu. It has the highest number of vocational training institutions in India. India Chennai, which was known until 1996 as Madras, is the fourth largest city of India and the state capital. Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirapalli, Salem and Tirunelveli are other large cities (Corporations) of India Tamil Nadu.The art and culture of Tamils are among the oldest in India and the world. Great literature, music, dance and architecture have evolved from India Tamil Nadu over the past two millennia. India Tamil Nadu provided the cradle in which the rich musical tradition of India Carnatic music evolved. Many of the great composers such as Tyagaraja lived and flourished in India Tamil Nadu.India

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Siva in the street Station wall habitants I Station wall habitants II
Station wall habitants III Oil and rickshaw A Vaigai Shower II
A Vaigai Shower Vaigai Colors Don't squeeze the tomatoes !
The Goat Butcher Blue waterbarrel Pottu
Brahmin schoolboys Brahmin priest and his pupils Brahmin class
The Actor Lices Next step
Hello ! Shade The morning paper
Kanavugallee ... After drinking his tea Getting water at the lake
A walking tree Road to Natham An Elephant Ride
Rolling for Mariamman I Rolling for Mariamman II The square in front of the Temple
Maale Wanakkam Family night stall Lady in Red
A Devote of Mariamman Climbing a cloud Traffic Jam on the Pole
Taken a break Poking up the stove In the heat of the fire
The very first fire walker Down  to earth, no fear to fall ! Tailor
Hot of the press Cycles Behind bars
Brass world Saloon hairdresser His kingdom
A homeopathic tea A double cut for the same price Between chickens
Muslim Moon Merry-go-round White on white
The less you've got, the more you spend Enlightened by trafic spotlights Put yourself in his shoes ...
Bloody Hot Sun Day Tears of protest The Timiri Kombu player
Meenakshi Temple festival A Chenda Player The Elthalam player
One in a thousand The white glove Sugar cane juice
A street tea Astrologer Mother, a good homemaker
Early morning at the tea stall Santa Claus ? Milk in the morning
Accomodated dressing Updating Meenakshi Mariage Day
The waiting flock Enlightened Heralding drums
Sundareswaram Nooooooooo ! The Bride ... Meenakshi
1st & 2nd Loge A Spider woman VIP lounge
Water balloons Peeping out the frontdoor The men on the rope
Meenakshi Car String of beads No stickers !
Happy Diwali Shield the light ... Barking dogs, don't bite ! - Madurai