The granulite terrains of southern India are renowned for providing several important type localities for granulite-facies rock types and importantly, processes. Unravelling the development of charnockites and their associated granulite-facies rocks is thus inextricably linked to southern India. Whilst the very early studies of the Madras area were perhaps founded on slightly erroneous grounds, the work of Pichamuthu on ‘Charnockites in the making’ stands as a landmark and in the intervening years the understanding of granulite-facies rocks has leapt forward in many different ways often from examples in southern India. This volume, divided into four parts, comprises seventeen papers describing...

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