Author: Shelley Choudhry
Publisher: Publications Division
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
Andaman Island converted into the hell of a prison for lifers and so called dangerous criminals, mostly revolutionaries against British rule has been re-converted as the paradisal complex it always was.
Early, Tamil and Oriya seafarers passed it as they sailed towards Malaysia, Indonesia and Bali. Marco Polo visited it on his way back from the court of Kubla Khan in china in the Fifteenth century. Lt Blair, a servant of the company went and mapped it in the late eighteenth century.
This pictorial reveals the lush beauty of the jungles, the palmgroves and the lush beaches. The original inhabitant s and the decendants of the men who braves life imprisonment, as also other emigres, show the idyllic landscape to a many-coloured world, eagerly sought to be made into a cosmopolitan free city before civilization overtakes this paradise. Our photographers have given us here vignettes of beauty of the people and the place.