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Peppered with history

Spectrum » Society GRUB GABThe pungent peppercorn didn’t just lure Arab and European traders, but was also lorded over by the Pandya, Chola and Chera dynasties Puneetinder Kaur Sidhu Routinely used in ancient Egyptian funerary traditions and much sought after by the wealthy Greeks and patrician Romans, the pungent peppercorn is what lured Arab traders and later European adventurers to sail India-wards. More specifically towards the peninsula comprising Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and the southern parts of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, where this tiny, fragrant spice grew in great abundance. Called Tamilagam back then, it was largely lorded over by […]

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