PONDICHERRY, THE TOWN:
Nestled along the shores of the rocky coastline, this quaint town is a mélange of the Indo –French culture. Occupied by the French East India Company in 1673, the four enclaves (Karaikal, Mahe, Yanam and Pondicherry) came under the Indian Administration in 1954. The tranquil colony still carries the remnants of the rich traditional past and remains unscathed by the hullaballoo of the metropolis. Hopscotched by tradition and modernity the hamlet sprawls over 19.46 km².A popular tourist destination, Pondicherry brims with heritage buildings and monuments. The pacific ambience of the Aurobindo ashram and the transcendent abode of Auroville draw asylum seekers from all over the world. Housing multi-ethnicities, diverse cultures, various languages and numerous cuisines, it is indubitably a perfect place for wanderlust. A journey to this French quarter is an ideal destination to revive one’s soul and spirit. The historical significance of the Boulevards and cultural profusion of the town will certainly break the monotony of mundane life and leave you spellbound. This coastal town is also home to a number of writers such as the legendary Tamil poets, Bharatidasan and Bharathi as well as the visionary Sri Aurobindo. In recent times, the town has come alive in Yann Martel’s work, Life of Pi which was picturized by Ang Lee.
The warmth and exoticness of Pondy definitely will intoxicate you both academically and emotionally. Come and Seize the Moment.
The Conference will be held at Bonsejour, # 252, Lenin Street, Kosapalayam, Pondicherry – 605 013