Preserving an identity

The article on the secluded Amish population in the U.S. "Time stops here" (Magazine, November 27) reminds one of the Chidambaram dikshithars trying to preserve their identity. Despite drawbacks the former are clever enough to attract tourists and keep going. People must do something to preserve ancient heritage of communities in select pockets.

G. Swaminathan, Coimbatore

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