Wednesday 31 August 2022

Madras Day Celebration 2022 (Part 1) Book Launch

Global Heritage of Madras Book Launch

Sunday, 21st August 2022

To many of us the city of Madras is mostly associated with the British but seldom do we realise that the city played a pivotal role in the trading routes that crossed the Bay of Bengal, local textile production and trade drew the attention of a number of European merchants much before the British arrival.

Madras also developed as a melting pot for different cultures and religions. As early as 13th century Marco Polo the Venetian traveller is said to have visited the Apostle St.Thomas Burial Site in Mylapore, a region which predates Modern Madras founded by the British.

The book "Global Heritage of Madras" is an attempt to showcase the presence of several nations in Madras and the Coromandel Coast keeping aside the focus on the British for another day. Each trail in the book emphasises on countries having Madras connection and in this process runs through a gamut of things which we residents of Madras can feel proud about

Thanks to Dr. Chandramohan B, IAS, Principal Secretary to the Government, Department of Tourism, Culture, and Religious Endowments & Thiru Sandeep Nanduri IAS Managing Director TTDC for launching the Book. The venue for the Book Launch was Hotel Tamilnadu Island Ground.

Book Launch 

In Tamil Daily Murasoli