Thursday, August 21, 2014

Happy Anniversary, Chennai!

Today marks the 375th anniversary of the founding of modern Chennai. On this date, the East India Company was granted a 3-mile strip of land in a fishing village called Madrasapatnam, establishing India's first modern city. It was here that a fort and castle was to be built.
Pictured below is the Secretariat of Fort St. George, which houses the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly.

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