History_Of_The_City_Of_Madras

History_Of_The_City_Of_Madras

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HISTORYOF THECITY OF MADRASWritten for the CelebrationTercentenary Committee, 1939BYRAO SAHIB C. S. SRINIVASACHARI, M.A.AnnamalaiProfessor of History, UniversityWITH A FOREWORD BYDIWAN BAHADURS. E. I.E.S. RetiredRUNGANADHAN, M.A.,Vice-Chancellor, University MadrasofP. VARADACHARY & CO.MADRAS,FOREWORDCom-WHEN the Madras CelebrationTercentenaryto thedecided to in additionmittee publish,theCommemoration a handbook ofVolume, popularthe most suitableof the it felt thathistory city,C. S.to undertake the work was Rao Sahibpersontowho has devoted many yearsSrinivasachariar,of Prof. Srinivasachariarthe thestudy subject.has to bear on his taskbrought unremitting industryand wide He has traced the ofscholarship. historyearliest down toMadras from its beginnings rightthe and has with ofpresent day every aspectde^ltthe life and of thegrowth city.I that this handbook will reach a wide circlehopeof thereaders, particularly among younger gene-so that its stimulate them tostudy mightration,in the oftake a and active interest welfare thelivingisand its future While theredevelopment.citymuch in the of Madras to be thankful for,heritagefor effort on the of itsthere is need continual partcitizens to advance still further theenlightenedstandards of civic life and to make the morecitymore aand and beautiful to live in.pleasant placeThe Committee is to the authorgratefuldeeplyfor in with itshaving, compliance writtenrequest,this attractive andextremely ...

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HISTORY OF THE CITY OF MADRAS Written for the CelebrationTercentenary Committee, 1939 BY RAO SAHIB C. S. SRINIVASACHARI, M.A. AnnamalaiProfessor of History, University WITH A FOREWORD BY DIWAN BAHADUR S. E. I.E.S. RetiredRUNGANADHAN, M.A., Vice-Chancellor, University Madrasof P. VARADACHARY & CO. MADRAS, FOREWORD Com-WHEN the Madras CelebrationTercentenary to thedecided to in additionmittee publish, theCommemoration a handbook ofVolume, popular the most suitableof the it felt thathistory city, C. S.to undertake the work was Rao Sahibperson towho has devoted many yearsSrinivasachariar, of Prof. Srinivasachariarthe thestudy subject. has to bear on his taskbrought unremitting industry and wide He has traced the ofscholarship. history earliest down toMadras from its beginnings right the and has with ofpresent day every aspectde^lt the life and of thegrowth city. I that this handbook will reach a wide circlehope of thereaders, particularly among younger gene- so that its stimulate them tostudy mightration, in the oftake a and active interest welfare theliving isand its future While theredevelopment.city much in the of Madras to be thankful for,heritage for effort on the of itsthere is need continual part citizens to advance still further theenlightened standards of civic life and to make the morecity more aand and beautiful to live in.pleasant place The Committee is to the authorgratefuldeeply for in with itshaving, compliance writtenrequest, this attractive andextremely handbook.interesting UHIYHWITY g. E.BUIUKNOB^ RUNGANADHAN, CHEPAUK, MADRAS, PRESIDENT, |> 1939 Madras4th August J CelebrationTercentenary Committee. PREFATORY NOTE THE torof Madras should be a attractive themehistory very citizen of the and for intensive student ofevery city every South Indian It has a ideabeenHistory. very appropriate that a of Madras its shouldhistory up-to-datebringing growth have itself to and been taken thesuggested readily up by Madras Celebration Committee. The author toTercentenary whom the was theprivilege generously given by Working Committee to write this to hishistory, begs convey grateful thanks to the Committee and its honoured DiwanPresident, Bahadur S. E. Vice-Chancellor of theRunganadhan, University of Madras. His thanks arc also due to Sri V. R. Ramachandra Dikshitar of the of Indian andDepartment History Archaeology, of and of the Publica-University Madras, Honorary Secretary tion Committee of the Madras Celebration Com-Tercentenary for his and in themittee, ready willing co-operation preparation of the book. Mr. T. V. M.A. hasMahalingam, very kindly the for this book andindex has laid the author underprepared to him. He should also thank Messrs. P.obligation Varadachary offerand Co. for their to it on behalf of thegenerous publish Committee. The author solicits from the readerTercentenary himan that for small errors ofindulgence may forgive print defects that have into the book whichand other hadmay crept to be ut short notice.got ready MALAiANNA UNIVERSITY, ^ C. S.ANNAMALAINAGAR, SRINIVASACHARI.^ 17th 1939.July, j