History of Chennai

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Chennai, Formerly known as Madras, is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and is India's fifth largest city.wikipedia
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Aditya I

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The Pallavas were defeated by the Cholas under Aditya I by about 879 and the region was brought under the Chola rule.
That spelt the end of the Pallava rule in Tondaimandalam (north Tamil Nadu) and the whole of the Pallava kingdom became Chola territory.

Fort St. George, India

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The modern city of "Chennai" arose from the British settlement of Fort St. George and its subsequent expansion through merging numerous native villages and European settlements around Fort St. George into the city of Madras.

Mylapore

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* History of Chennai

Battle of Madras

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In 1746, Fort St George and Madras were captured at last.
* History of Chennai

Arbuthnot & Co

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In 1906, the city experienced a financial crisis with the failure of its leading merchant bank, Arbuthnot & Co.

Chennakesava Perumal Temple, Chennai

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States and union territories of India

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Chennai, Formerly known as Madras, is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and is India's fifth largest city.

Tamil Nadu

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Chennai, Formerly known as Madras, is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and is India's fifth largest city.

India

IndianRepublic of IndiaIND
Chennai, Formerly known as Madras, is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and is India's fifth largest city.

Coromandel Coast

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It is located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal.

Bay of Bengal

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It is located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal.

Metropolitan area

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With an estimated population of 8.9 million (2014), the 400-year-old city is the 31st largest metropolitan area in the world.

British Raj

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Chennai boasts of a long history from the English East India Company, through the British rule to its evolution in the late 20th century as a services and manufacturing hub for India.

Tondaimandalam

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Chennai, originally known as "Mudhiras", was located in the province of Tondaimandalam, an area lying between Penna River of Nellore and the Ponnaiyar river of Cuddalore.

Penna River

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Chennai, originally known as "Mudhiras", was located in the province of Tondaimandalam, an area lying between Penna River of Nellore and the Ponnaiyar river of Cuddalore.

Nellore

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Chennai, originally known as "Mudhiras", was located in the province of Tondaimandalam, an area lying between Penna River of Nellore and the Ponnaiyar river of Cuddalore.

Ponnaiyar River

Pennaiyar RiverPonnaiyarThenpennai River
Chennai, originally known as "Mudhiras", was located in the province of Tondaimandalam, an area lying between Penna River of Nellore and the Ponnaiyar river of Cuddalore.

Cuddalore

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Chennai, originally known as "Mudhiras", was located in the province of Tondaimandalam, an area lying between Penna River of Nellore and the Ponnaiyar river of Cuddalore.

Chola dynasty

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Tondaimandalam was ruled in the 2nd century by Tondaiman Ilam Tiraiyan, who was a representative of the Chola family at Kanchipuram.

Thiruvanmiyur

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Thiruvanmiyur, Thiruvotriyur and Thirumayilai are mentioned in the Thevarams of the Moovar (of the Nayanmars) while Thiruvallikeni in the Nalayira Divya Prabhandhams (of the Alwars).

Nayanars

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Thiruvanmiyur, Thiruvotriyur and Thirumayilai are mentioned in the Thevarams of the Moovar (of the Nayanmars) while Thiruvallikeni in the Nalayira Divya Prabhandhams (of the Alwars).

Naalayira Divya Prabhandham

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Thiruvanmiyur, Thiruvotriyur and Thirumayilai are mentioned in the Thevarams of the Moovar (of the Nayanmars) while Thiruvallikeni in the Nalayira Divya Prabhandhams (of the Alwars).

Satavahana dynasty

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The Chola occupation of Tondaimandalam was put to an end by the Andhra Satavahana incursions from the north under their King Pulumayi II.

Kanchipuram

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The capital of the province was Kancheepuram.