Madras-Chennai, its history and environment
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Madras-Chennai, its history and environment by Nanditha Krishna

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Published by C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation in Chennai .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

StatementNanditha Krishna
ContributionsC.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation
LC ClassificationsDS486.M2 K75 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination99 p. :
Number of Pages99
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24453913M
ISBN 108184932294
ISBN 109788184932294
LC Control Number2010318403

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Chennai, formerly known as Madras, city, capital of Tamil Nadu state, southern India, on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. Known as the ‘Gateway to South India,’ Chennai is a major administrative and cultural center. Learn more about the history and characteristics of Chennai in this article.   Madras-Chennai, Its History and Environment. Book of Demons. Folk Toys of South India. Book of Vishnu. Varahishwarar Temple - Damal. Balaji Venkateshwara - Lord of Tirumala. Tirupati - An IntroductionLocation: Kasturi Building, Anna Salai, , Mount Road, Chennai, , Tamil Nadu. "Madras Then, Chennai Now" (Roli Books) "Madras-Chennai, Its History and Environment"(New Horizon Media) "Balaji Venkateshwara"; "Ganesha" (jointly with her mother Shakunthala Jagannathan) (Vakils); "Painted Manuscripts of the Sarasvati Mahal Library" (Govt. of Tamilnadu) "The Arts and Crafts of Tamilnadu" (Mapin). Though the city of Chennai is over years old, it has not received the kind of attention that other metropolitan cities in India have. Writings on the city that are available view it from an elite middle-class perspective, epitomized by the opposition to the renaming of Madras a few years ago. This somewhat provocatively titled book highlights the vernacular character of Chennai.

Madras was founded by Francis Day of the English East India Company in It stood north of the Portuguese settlement of São Tomé on a strip of the Coromandel coast famous for its textiles. A fortification (named after St George) was built and became the headquarters of company activities. However, in the 18th cent. HISTORY OF CHENNAI. HOME. Chennai History Chennai, originally known as Madras Patnam, was located in the province of Tondaimandalam, an area lying between Pennar river of Nellore and the Pennar river of Cuddalore. The capital of the province was mandalam was ruled in the 2nd century A.D. by Tondaiman Ilam .   Chennai, formerly called Madras, has been present since times immemorial. Whatever is known about the capital city of Tamil Nadu, presently serves as the history of the modern city. Originally Chennai was a cluster of villages, perched amidst paddy fields, bordered by palm trees. The Pallavas, the Cholas, the Pandyas and the Vijaynagar Empire, all. Chennai boasts of a long history from the English East India Company, through the British rule to its evolution in the late 20th century as a services and manufacturing hub for India. Additionally, the pre-city area of Chennai has a long history within the records of South Indian Empires.

Each avocation formed a caste, which generally had its own quarters and its own headman. In this manner a Hindu settlement grew up by the side of Fort St. George and was known as Black Town; and the whole locality, including Fort St. George and Black Town, was called Madras, and was the first territory acquired by the East India Company in India. Reading "Madras, Chennai and the Self-Conversations with the city" this book gives you a real different feeling about the massive metropolis They don't just pen dry history and tell you about the geography of a city but introduce the city's varied cultural, social, culinary, environmental and educational aspects. Book name: Madras. Books at Amazon. The Books homepage helps you explore Earth's Biggest Bookstore without ever leaving the comfort of your couch. Here you'll find current best sellers in books, new releases in books, deals in books, Kindle eBooks, Audible audiobooks, and Missing: Madras-Chennai. Founded in Madras (Chennai). Its most important publication was A Comprehensive Tamil and English Dictionary () by the Revd Miron Winslow, a member of .