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Updated on: Saturday, June 01, 2019, 07:57 AM IST

Spicestory

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Hugh & Colleen Gantzer

Publisher: Niyogi

Pages: 268; Price: Rs 1500

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They are our secret ambassadors. For many millennia they have carried the message of our land throughout the world. These skilled ambassadors have worked their magic in subtle, undercover, ways winning friends and influencing people when they are most open to suggestion, through their most essential of enjoyments. Historically, mankind called on them to celebrate victories, enhance their myriad faiths in raptures of holy smoke, even to enter the bridal chamber and bring fragrance and flavours to the start of a life-long relationship. But these secret ambassadors have not always been gentle and humane. When the need arose to act with decisiveness, they stepped in and tilted the balance.

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Published on: Sunday, October 05, 2014, 12:01 AM IST
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