Croissants and curries: A taste of France in southern India

Think about European involvement in Indian history and the British Raj comes to mind, perhaps too the former Portuguese colony of Goa. As Sean Sheehan discovered, however, there's one small corner in the south of the country that remained, even into the 1950s, French

The street names in Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, are in French, a nod to the town's colonial past
IN INDIA, the town of Puducherry is still called Pondy even though the spelling was changed from Pondicherry more than a decade ago. The French spelt it Pondichéry but let’s not get pedan[...]

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