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When French & British fought over Madras

For captain D P Ramachandran, there are three aspects to the military history of Fort St George that come to mind the moment he thinks of the first British fortress in India ­ the Battle of Madras in 1746, the siege of Madras in 1758 and the rise of the ... Times of India, 1 week ago

The little-known mutiny by British officers in Madras

Almost 50 years before the 1857 rebellion, British officers of the Madras Presidency mutinied against their superior officers and plunged southern India into turmoil for three months
 Business Standard1 month ago

When Madras women won the vote

Way back in 1921, Madras was the first legislature in British India to pass the women's suffrage
 INooz1 month ago
GQ US

Dropping Knowledge: Madras

Planning on flexing your sartorial muscles in the blog arena? You'll need to come packing. And no, we're not referring to your pocket square game. Every week on The Eye, we'll cover a basic term you need to know right now... before you get laughed ...
 GQ US10 hours ago
Bangalore Mirror

The Herklots Folder

It's that season of the year again when many from Madras will make it to the Nilgiris. I had hoped that this year some of them would have found of Photographs in the bookshops there, but I couldn't find the backing to produce as a book this ...
 The Hindu2 days ago Madras miscellany  The Hindu3 weeks ago A 224-year-old defeat drowned amidst new year celebrations  Bangalore Mirror1 month ago
New Indian Express

Remembering Fighters Who Brought Down the Ottoman Empire, In Chennai

,000 soldiers from Australia and New Zealand, plus an artillery unit from the British Indian Army, landed at Gallipoli, Turkey. Pulling ashore at a place now called the ANZAC Cove, the troops executed the first successful campaign that led to the ...
 New Indian Express1 week ago

Still holding the fort, a citadel turns 375

, the ships Eagle and Trinity landed on the coast of Madrasapattinam. East India Company employ ees Andrew Cogan and Francis Day, on board the vessels, chose a spot they felt was ideal for the British to secure a trade line in India -a piece of land ...
 Times of India1 week ago
Livemint.com

India season in Britain

On a fine February day in 1993, during what passes for winter in Madras, as Chennai was then known, I was in our hotel lobby, talking to my former colleague Shekhar Gupta , when we saw English cricketers, looking morose, checking out of the hotel.
 Livemint.com2 weeks ago

Madras and Munro: tales behind the statue

Comment · print · T T T+· T- TOPICS With stirrups or not, this early 19th-century rider had truly earned his tripes as an administrator Stray comments have often been heard on the appropriateness of the magnificent equestrian statute ...
 The Hindu3 weeks ago
New Indian Express

The Madras-Everest Odyssey

In the plains of the delta region of what was then Tanjore district, two centuries ago, when the biggest exercise of manual land survey was being undertaken, the three-foot tall, half-tonne behemoth of an instrument — the great theodolite, ...
 New Indian Express3 weeks ago
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