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Madras Then: Chennai Now

Nanditha Krishna, Pramod Kapoor and Tishani Doshi

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Madras Then is an extensively-researched collection of pictures showcasing the city as it once was. From images documenting the construction of the artificial Madras harbour, to the fateful day when the German cruiser Emden attacked Chennai (making it the only Indian city to have sustained a direct attack during the Great War). The beginnings... of modern Madras' culture have been well-documented with alluring pictures of some of India's earliest businessmen, industrialists, parliamentarians, actors, and actors-turned-politicians. This book features images sourced from the private archives of the city's prominent families with some of them being published for the first time. Be it politics, sport, movies, education, or even the independence struggle, Madras Then features pictures and paintings of almost every event and socio-cultural phenomenon that has left an indelible mark on Indian history. Awarded the title of the best' metro by a magazine survey conducted in 2013, Chennai is a city of dichotomies home to some of India's glitziest malls and retail chains, and yet a city where the streets still come alive with Kolam drawing competitions. The proud base of some of the country's premier software companies, but where the highly-educated techie employees still enter office with vibhuti on their foreheads. A place often written off as being conservative', but located in the region that hosts the largest festival of transgenders in the country. Chennai Now perfectly captures the many ironies of Chennai, featuring aerial photographs (unpublished thus far) of the city that document its changing skyline. A fascinating insight into India's most 'livable' city.

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Authors

  • The author for the Madras Then section is Dr. Nanditha Krishna - A historian, environmentalist and writer based in Chennai. She is the Director of The C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation and founder director of its constituents. The author for the Chennai Now section is Ms. Tishani Doshi a poet, writer and dancer born in Madras. A freelance journalist for publications such as the Guardian, Corriere della Sera, The New York Times, Hindu, The National, India Today, Outlook, Tricycle, Vogue and Elle. She writes a fortnightly column for the New Indian Express.

  • Pramod Kapoor, the founder and publisher of Roli Books (established in 1978), has over the course of his illustrious career, conceived and produced award-winning books that have proven to be game-changers in the world of publishing. Be it the hit ‘Then and Now’ series and the seminal Made for Maharajas, or even the internationally acclaimed Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography, which is published in eleven editions in most major languages worldwide. In 2016, he was conferred with the prestigious Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour), the highest civil and military award in France, for his contribution towards producing books that have changed the landscape of Indian publishing. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Mahatma Award 2021 (an Aditya Birla Group initiative) for Lifetime Achievement for his contribution to publishing and literature in India.

ISBN
9788174369147
Binding
Hardback
Page Extent
240
Weight (kg)
3.205
Height (in)
11.25
Width (in)
11.25
Subject
Photography
Published Date
22/10/13
Publisher
Roli Books

Authors

  • The author for the Madras Then section is Dr. Nanditha Krishna - A historian, environmentalist and writer based in Chennai. She is the Director of The C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation and founder director of its constituents. The author for the Chennai Now section is Ms. Tishani Doshi a poet, writer and dancer born in Madras. A freelance journalist for publications such as the Guardian, Corriere della Sera, The New York Times, Hindu, The National, India Today, Outlook, Tricycle, Vogue and Elle. She writes a fortnightly column for the New Indian Express.

  • Pramod Kapoor, the founder and publisher of Roli Books (established in 1978), has over the course of his illustrious career, conceived and produced award-winning books that have proven to be game-changers in the world of publishing. Be it the hit ‘Then and Now’ series and the seminal Made for Maharajas, or even the internationally acclaimed Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography, which is published in eleven editions in most major languages worldwide. In 2016, he was conferred with the prestigious Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour), the highest civil and military award in France, for his contribution towards producing books that have changed the landscape of Indian publishing. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Mahatma Award 2021 (an Aditya Birla Group initiative) for Lifetime Achievement for his contribution to publishing and literature in India.

ISBN
9788174369147
Binding
Hardback
Page Extent
240
Weight (kg)
3.205
Height (in)
11.25
Width (in)
11.25
Subject
Photography
Published Date
22/10/13
Publisher
Roli Books
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Authors

  • The author for the Madras Then section is Dr. Nanditha Krishna - A historian, environmentalist and writer based in Chennai. She is the Director of The C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation and founder director of its constituents. The author for the Chennai Now section is Ms. Tishani Doshi a poet, writer and dancer born in Madras. A freelance journalist for publications such as the Guardian, Corriere della Sera, The New York Times, Hindu, The National, India Today, Outlook, Tricycle, Vogue and Elle. She writes a fortnightly column for the New Indian Express.

  • Pramod Kapoor, the founder and publisher of Roli Books (established in 1978), has over the course of his illustrious career, conceived and produced award-winning books that have proven to be game-changers in the world of publishing. Be it the hit ‘Then and Now’ series and the seminal Made for Maharajas, or even the internationally acclaimed Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography, which is published in eleven editions in most major languages worldwide. In 2016, he was conferred with the prestigious Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour), the highest civil and military award in France, for his contribution towards producing books that have changed the landscape of Indian publishing. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Mahatma Award 2021 (an Aditya Birla Group initiative) for Lifetime Achievement for his contribution to publishing and literature in India.

ISBN
9788174369147
Binding
Hardback
Page Extent
240
Weight (kg)
3.205
Height (in)
11.25
Width (in)
11.25
Subject
Photography
Published Date
22/10/13
Publisher
Roli Books

Authors

  • The author for the Madras Then section is Dr. Nanditha Krishna - A historian, environmentalist and writer based in Chennai. She is the Director of The C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation and founder director of its constituents. The author for the Chennai Now section is Ms. Tishani Doshi a poet, writer and dancer born in Madras. A freelance journalist for publications such as the Guardian, Corriere della Sera, The New York Times, Hindu, The National, India Today, Outlook, Tricycle, Vogue and Elle. She writes a fortnightly column for the New Indian Express.

  • Pramod Kapoor, the founder and publisher of Roli Books (established in 1978), has over the course of his illustrious career, conceived and produced award-winning books that have proven to be game-changers in the world of publishing. Be it the hit ‘Then and Now’ series and the seminal Made for Maharajas, or even the internationally acclaimed Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography, which is published in eleven editions in most major languages worldwide. In 2016, he was conferred with the prestigious Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour), the highest civil and military award in France, for his contribution towards producing books that have changed the landscape of Indian publishing. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Mahatma Award 2021 (an Aditya Birla Group initiative) for Lifetime Achievement for his contribution to publishing and literature in India.

ISBN
9788174369147
Binding
Hardback
Page Extent
240
Weight (kg)
3.205
Height (in)
11.25
Width (in)
11.25
Subject
Photography
Published Date
22/10/13
Publisher
Roli Books