Pondicherry: The French Were In India..Even After Independence?

Pondicherry, or Puducherry as it’s known locally in Tamil, was the largest French colony in India. Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, somehow the French managed to hang on to Pondicherry until 1954, a full seven years after India got independence from the British. Pondicherry, India Today it’s more famous for being the setting for the book and movie Life of Pi.

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