As most of you know Aug 22, 1639 was the day Madras was founded. From a trading post it has grown to be an important city of India. Only in the last few years is the city gearing up to celebrate this day. The credit for awakening the city to its glorious history goes to Mr. S. Muthiah, who has been battling hard to preserve the old buildings and memorabilia of Madras.
If you want a bird's eye view of the city's history there is no better place to go than to this article by him