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  Madras Regiment
It was the courageous deeds of soldiers from the Jat Regiment, Rajputana Rifles, the Grenadiers, Madras Regiment, Sikh Regiment and Mahar Regiment at the icy heights of Kargil mountains that overwhelmed the enemy in 1999.
The 28 Battalion of the Madras Regiment was raised in 1942 by Lieutenant Colonel NC Jackson of the 3/15 Punjab Regiment (now in Pakistan) as the 3rd Coastal Defence Battalion at Yeravada in Pune and saw overseas service at Bahrain and Kuramshahr before disbandment in 1946 during the general demobilisation of the Royal Indian Army.
The Maratha Light Infantry (MLI) RR battalion was raised at Belgaum, the Madras Regiment at Tiruchi, the Assam Regiment RR battalion at Shillong, the Punjab RR at Ramgarh, Grenadiers at Jabalpur and the Dogra Regiment RR battalion at Faizabad.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/india/rgt-madras.htm   (1366 words)

 Madras Presidency - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Madras Presidency, also known as Madras Province and known officially as Presidency of Fort St. George, was a province of British India.
In 1763 the tract encircling Madras city, then known as the Jagir and later as Chingleput district, was ceded by the Nawab of Arcot.
In 1911 the province was divided into 24 districts: Ganjam, Vizagapatam (Visakhapatnam), Godavari, Krishna, Kurnool, Nellore, Cuddapah, Anantapur, Bellary, North Arcot, South Arcot, Chingleput, Madras, Salem, South Canara, Malabar, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Tanjore, Madurai, Tirunelveli, The Nilgiris, and Guntur.
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 MADRAS - LoveToKnow Article on MADRAS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Madras city conducts nearly one-half of the total sea-borne commerce; next comes Malabar, containing the western railway terminus near Calicut; then Godavari, with its cluster of ports along the fringe of the delta; Tinnevelly, with the harbour at Tuticorin, which has opened large dealings with Ceylon and Burma; Tanjore, South Kanara, Ganjam and Vizagapatam.
MADRAS, the capital of Madras presidency, and the chief seaport on the eastern coast of India, is situated in 13 4 N. and 80 i~~ E. The city, with its suburbs, extends nine miles along the sea and nearly four miles inland, intersected by the little river Cooum.
The chief educational institutions in Madras city are the Presidency College; six missionary colleges and one native college; the medical college, the law college, the college of engineering, the teachers college in the suburb of Saidapet, all maintained by government; and the government school of arts.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /M/MA/MADRAS.htm   (4775 words)

 Patent 4822376: Printed bleeding madras
A printed bleeding madras and method for producing the same is presented wherein a pattern, preferably, in the configuration of a plaid or stripe is printed onto cloth, preferably of a uniform weave.
The madras fabrics from India were woven by hand and dyed with the extracts of various vegetable matter and other things peculiar to the Madras province of India.
The madras in the present invention is obtained by printing the different sizes and colors of the thread or yarn pattern on the cloth after it has been woven or knitted.
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 Project South Asia
It is bounded on the west by the Province of Bilhar and Orissa, and on the east by Assam and Burma.
In 1843 the province of Sind was conquered and annexed by Sir Charles Napier.
The chief centres of population in Madras Presidency are either on the coast or on the fertile areas irrigated by the Godavari, Kistna, and Kavari rivers and by the Periyar scheme.
projectsouthasia.sdstate.edu /GEOGRAPHY/SecondaryDocs/NewGeography.htm   (18942 words)

 Madras   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Madras', a maritime city of British India, capital of the province of the same name, on the Coromandel coast.
Despite drawbacks, however, Madras carries on an extensive commerce, being the terminus of railways from Bombay and the south, while it is also the headquarters of all the province departments.
Madras was founded in 1639 by the English, and it soon became their chief settlement on the coast.
www.factopia.com /practical-reference-vol3/madras.htm   (154 words)

 Districts of Tamil Nadu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After Indian independence in 1947, The former British province of Madras Presidency became Madras State, renamed Tamil Nadu in 1968.
In 1953 the eleven northern districts of Madras State became the new state of Andhra Pradesh, and Bellary District was divided between Andhra Pradesh and Mysore State (present-day Karnataka).
In 1956, Madras State was made up of 13 districts: Chengalpattu, Coimbatore, Kanyakumari, Madras, Madurai, The Nilgiris, North Arcot, Ramanthapuram, Salem, South Arcot, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappallli, and Tirunelveli.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Districts_of_Tamil_Nadu   (317 words)

 DENNIS DUARTE (1972-75)
Hence in 1972 when the new province of Bombay was formed, he was the natural choice for the post of Provincial.
Loddy Pires was born in Bombay on December 20, 1947, to Mathias and Edocia Pires.
As the province became more culturally diversified, a language policy was adopted for the whole province: all confreres were to be proficient in at least one vernacular language besides English.
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 The Demand for Dravida Nadu
At the Lahore session of the Muslim League in March 1940, a resolution was passed demanding that "areas where Muslims were numerically in a majority as in the north-western and eastern zones of India, should be grouped to constitute an independent state in which the constituent units would be autonomous and sovereign".
Speaking at a Justice Party meeting in Madras, E.V.R. said that the visit of Jinnah to Madras had created an awakening among Tamilians, and that it would be of great mutual help if Tamilians and Muslim Leaguers worked together to achieve their object.
Explaining the aims and objects of the renamed party at a meeting in Madras E.V.R. said that he wanted Dravidanad to be a fully independent sovereign state with the status of a Dominion and that the Governor or the Viceroy would not have authority over the new State except as the King's representative.
www.tamilnation.org /heritage/dravidanadu.htm   (3865 words)

 In 1876, Pope Pius IX offered Don Bosco twelve vicariates in India which were in urgent need of personnel
The province of North India was placed under the patronage of St. John Bosco, while the patron of the South was St. Thomas the Apostle.
In 1969, the houses of Bombay-Goa region were detached from the Madras province, to form the visitatoria of Bombay under Fr.
The Madras province was further divided in 1979 to form the province of Bangalore, consisting of the houses of Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh.
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 Dictionary of Meaning www.mauspfeil.net
British influence was generally able to secure the favor of the rulers of the Carnatic and Tanjore, while the French succeeded in placing their own nominee on the throne at Hyderabad state Hyderabad.
Image:Madras_Prov_South_1909.jpg thumbMadras Presidency in [[1909, southern portion.]] The Madras presidency was administered by a governor and a council, consisting of two members of the civil service, which number may be increased to four.
In 1911 the province was divided into 24 districts: Ganjam, Vizagapatam (Visakhapatnam), Godavari District Godavari, Krishna District Krishna, Kurnool, Nellore, Cuddapah, Anantapur, Bellary, North Arcot, South Arcot, Chingleput, Madras, Salem, Tamil Nadu Salem, South Canara, Malabar, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Tanjore, Madurai, Tirunelveli, The Nilgiris, and Guntur.
www.mauspfeil.net /Madras_Presidency.html   (1191 words)

 Journal of Third World Studies: Crossing cultural boundaries: Indian matriarchs & sisters in service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Muthulakshmi Reddi (1886-1968) was the first Hindu woman doctor to graduate from Madras University, and the first Indian female legislator before independence in 1947.3 Educationist R.S. Subbalakshmi Ammal (1886-1969) became the first widow to graduate from Madras, and her work inspired innumerable disadvantaged women.
The Madras women's movement itself stemmed from nineteenth century elite male attempts to improve society by raising the female literacy rate, by overturning the customs of child marriage and enforced widow celibacy, and by abolishing caste distinctions.
Madras Presidency was the scene of extensive missionary activity by Europeans, and the Protestant presence and critiques against Hinduism were clearly major factors in inducing change for women.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3821/is_200110/ai_n9002744   (960 words)

 The African Element in the Fauna of India: A Criticism of Mr. Wallace's Views as Expressed in the 'Geographical ...
This province comprises the low country on the west coast of India from Cape Comorin to a little north of Bombay, and the range of hills near the same coast as far north probably as the Tapti river.
Madras subprovince--all the peninsula south of the Krishna river and to the eastward south of the Godávari, and east of the Nilgiri and other hills belonging to the range of the Western Ghats.
In the Madras subprovince Diplommatinidæ are found on the hills with a Malabar fauna but not elsewhere; and they have not, so far as I am aware, been found in the Bengal subprovince, nor elsewhere in the Indian province.
www.wku.edu /~smithch/biogeog/BLAN1876.htm   (5504 words)

 Chennai - Enpsychlopedia
Located diagonally across the street is the main campus of Anna University (1978), which formed from a merger of the College of Engineering, Guindy (1794), the Madras Institute of Technology (1949), the Alagappa College of Technology (1944), and the School of Architecture and Planning (1957).
Some such older institutions are the Presidency College (1840) and the Madras Medical College (1850), both of which affiliated themselves to the University of Madras on its formation.
The Chemplast Cricket Ground in the IIT Madras campus is another important cricket venue.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/wiki/Chennai   (4889 words)

 BRIEF HISTORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Governor of Madras Province, Sir Thomas Munro, was responsible to establish the Board of Public Instruction in 1826, which should be considered as the origin of the Education Department.
The Madras Elementary Education Act, 1920 enabled the local bodies to levy an educational cess on land or property tax for advancement of elementary education.
In1920 elementary education was taken from District Boards and entrusted to Taluk Boards and Municipalities and the power of according recognition to aided elementary schools was transferred from the Education Department to the District Education Councils.
www.tn.gov.in /schooleducation/history.htm   (350 words)

 Periyar's Movement
In 1937, Justice Party that was in power in the then Madras Province from 1921, except for a brief period, lost the elections to the Congress Party.
The Congress government of Madras Province banned the fl-shirt volunteer corps in March 1948.
In the meanwhile C.Rajagopalachari who had become the Chief Minister of Madras State for the second time between 1952 and 1954, had introduced the scheme of conducting classes in the schools in the forenoon and asking the students to learn the traditional jobs of their parents in the afaternoon.
www.countercurrents.org /dalit-periyar280603.htm   (5517 words)

 History of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The First Legislature of the erstwhile Madras State under the Constitution of India was constituted on 1st March 1952, after the first General Elections held in January 1952 on the basis of adult suffrage.
During the term of the Assembly in 1959, as result of the adjustment of boundaries between Andhra Pradesh and Madras (Alteration of Boundaries) Act, 1959, one member from the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly was allotted to Madras and consequently the strength of the Madras Assembly was increased to 206.
Accordingly, the Madras State (Alteration of Name) Act, 1968 (Central Act 53 of 1968) was passed by the Parliament and came into force on the 14th January 1969.
www.assembly.tn.gov.in /history/history.htm   (3109 words)

 travel guide,India travel guide,Indian destination guide,travel India,tourist attractions,travel and tourism
With the establishment of East India Company at Madras in 1639, a new chapter was opened in the Tamil Nadu.
When India became independent, the old Madras Province comprising Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and part of Kerala continued as the state of Madras.
The capital city Madras was renamed Chennai in 1996.
www.tourmyindia.com /states/tamilnadu/general.html   (194 words)

 International Cooperative Information Center: Review of Co-op Laws in India (1997)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Krishna Menon from the College of Agriculture, Madras stated, "I am glad to know more of the principles you are advocating as Indian labour, especially agricultural labour, is not fairly remunerated.
According to M. Digby, "The idea of introducing cooperation as it had been developed in Europe seems to have occurred to Lord Wenlock, Governor of Madras, who was familiar with the work of Horace Plunkett in Ireland and with the writings of Henry Wolff, the founder of International Co-operative Alliance: Wenlock sent Mr.
His report, issued in 1893, was the starting point of co-operatives in India, though its first fruits did not mature for another 12 years." In 1919 co-operation became a state subject under Montague Chelmsford reforms and provinces were authorised to make their own co-operative laws.
www.wisc.edu /uwcc/icic/def-hist/country/india/Review-of-Co-op-Laws-in-India--1997-1.html   (1161 words)

 kerala taxes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Madras introduced a General Sales tax in 1939 on multipoint system.
As regards amendment of the Act in 1956, the only change was that Section 3 was amended making provisions for provisional assessments with retrospective effect from 30-5-1950 by Act 8 of 1956.
On 1-11-1956, the Kerala State was formed and by the Kerala Adaptation of Laws Order, 1956, the Travancore Cochin and the Madras Acts were made applicable to the respective parts of the State until unification of the laws.
www.keralataxes.org /leg.htm   (1591 words)

 world malayalee council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Austria, Switzerland and Houston provinces are engaged in charitable projects in Kerala.
Austria Province: Mother Teresa's Nursery School for the poor children at Thumba was in a thatched house and only had a temporary setup until 1999.
Our membership is increasing, more provinces are being formed, and more states and cities are expressing their willingness to start new provinces.
www.worldmalayalee.org /html/Globalreport.htm   (5050 words)

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Madras State DMK Students Conference in Madras (Chennai) on November 8, 1950 passed a resolution calling for the independence of Drvida Nadu.
While the Madras Province was ruled directly by the British, the rest of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala were ruled by kings who were "subservient" to the British.
Goal of the Dravida Nadu proponents was that the entire Madras Province should be separated from the rest of British colonial possessions in the Indian Subcontinent and the British should rule it separately from the rest of the subcontinent until the British colonial rule ends.
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