VESTIGES OF OLD MADRAS : 1640–1800

VESTIGES OF OLD MADRAS : 1640–1800

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Henry Davison Love was commissioned by the Government of Madras in the early 1900s to supplement “known facts by the collation of the topographical references which are scattered over the ancient records.” What he did find was a singular absence of maps of old Madras in the Madras Records Office as well as in London. What he instead found in the Fort St. George archives was “a mass of interesting and hitherto unpublished matter, illustrating the origin of Madras institutions and the social life of the city’s inhabitants.” With examples of this material, he was able to persuade the Governments of Madras and India to publish a 1640-1800 history of Madras in one or more volumes in the India Records Series. When the work was completed, it was published in 1913 in three volumes of about 600 pages each with a fourth volume containing an awesomely comprehensive index.
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