Robert Clive and Dupleix were great adversaries and played important roles during the early years of Madras. Dupleix, the French Governor General of Pondicherry was the first one to think of an European Empire in India and had captured Madras in 1746 only to hand it over to the British back in 1749 based on a peace treaty signed in Europe. Where in Madras now will you find the names of Robert Clive and Dupleix side by side?
Ans: The conference halls in Taj Coromandel hotel are duly named Clive Hall, Dupleix Hall and Clive & Dupleix Hall :-). I came to know of this when I attended an IBM Tech Symposium in the Clive & Dupleix Hall two weeks back.
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