Chennai Not Madras: Perspectives on the City
Ā. Irā Vēṅkaṭācalapati, Ramu Aravindan
Marg Publications, 2006 - History - 140 pages
Though the city of Chennai is over 350 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. Most of the contributors have not been visible to a non-Tamil audience before, and this volume gives them voice.
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Introduction A R VENKATACHALAPATHY
How Chennai Remained with Tamil Nadu A R VENKATACHALAPATHY
Geography of a Lingua Franca History of a Linguistic Fracas PUSHPA ARABINDOO
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Andhra province Anna architecture areas artists Arts and Crafts audiences Bengal Black Town Bombay brahmins British capital centres century Cholamandal cinema halls city of Madras Company School Congress cultural D.P. Roy Choudhury Delhi demand for Madras Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Dravidian movement early Egmore electric elite film friends geography George Town global Hindu history of Chennai identity India Indian art K.C.S. Paniker Kapaleeshwarar Temple landscape language level-crossings linguistic lived Madras city Madras School Madurai Marina Beach memorial modern Mount Road Mylapore Nagar nation nationalist native Nehru North Madras paintings Periyar postcolonial Prakasam public transportation Putli railway station Rasappa Chetty Street regional renaming rickshaw Royapettah School of Arts sculpture separate Andhra social spatial speak Tamil St George statue Tamil Nadu Telugu temple car Thanjavur Tiruvallikkeni traditions tram tramcar tramlines tramway transport in Chennai Triplicane Valluvar Kottam vernacular village walk Wallajah Road West Mambalam