Request for Information on Madras Historians

A British colleague of my friend, whose Great Grand Father was in charge of many water projects in Madras (building Canals & Bridges) during 1860s, is visiting Chennai in early June to see & photograph the places his great grand father worked. He wishes to get in touch with some historians (esp. Mr Muthiah, Mr Randor Guy etc)/organisations at Chennai, to discuss more on the topic. So far, his efforts to reach the concerned people over e-mail has been in vain. If you know or could point to the right person, please ping guruprasad [at] gmail [dot] com. Your help would be much appreciated.

I happened to see the CV of the person who worked at Madras and it is interesting to find the kind of works that were done those days. Lot of work seems to have happened w.r.t Madras Water Project, especially in places like Adyar river, Coovum basin, Red Hills Tank to name a few.

9 thoughts on “Request for Information on Madras Historians”

  1. just imagine how he would feel now to see those water canals without water and sheer negligence! Can Dr. Ramadoss and Thol. Thirumavalavan try and guard heritage sites alongwith Tamil? Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss is anyway more western-oriented with wearing only suit-coat-tie always, so he must be genuinely (ha ha ha) ineterested in preserving British-built stuffs in India.

  2. I have contacts to reach Madapusi Rangadurai @ Randor Guy. Please give my contact info to the one visiting here I will do what best I can.

  3. Chakra simple solution; Have that friend visit Ramya’s blog and leave a comment about this, referencing this post of yours. She can put him on to those people as she is also working in THE HINDU. Another resource is Swahilya and she too has a blog in her name. Good luck 🙂

  4. Vasu – danks.. i hav fwd.ed your contact details to him.

    Thennavan – thanks for the suggestion.. i hav sent the mail to someone who works for Hindu and awaiting reply.

  5. hi,

    i’d be happy to help. esp. with muthiah. could also give ur friend a ref. as with randor guy, but i guess you got that sorted out. maybe your friend would like to speak to writer asoka mitran, his knowledge of chennai history is well known. of course your friend can mail me…


  6. Hi Chakra, I came across this while scrolling google. I’ve done quite a lot of stories about Chennai, particularly North Chennai. If it is not too late, the friend may get in touch with me if required.

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