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Kerala Andhra Pradesh
First posted on May 27th 2006, last revised on May 18th 2010






In 1947 Madras Presidency joined the Union of India and was converted into Madras State. In 1956 territory was split off to form Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. In 1968 the remainder of Madras State was renamed Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu since 1968 . Madras 1947-1968

Timeline : Tamil Nadu

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DIRECTORY OF INTERNET SOURCES . . . EXTERNAL FILES
Country Profiles from India Net Zone; from Wikipedia; from Webindia 123
Links General Category : Tamil Nadu, from Wikipedia
on History Category : History of Tamil Nadu, from Wikipedia
Organizations French Institute at Pondicherry
Institute of Asian Studies, Department of Tamil, Chennai
International Institute for Tamil Studies, Madras, India
Timelines Chronology of Tamil History, from Wikipedia
Accounts of History History of Tamil Nadu, from Webindia 123, from Wikipedia
Politics Politics in Tamil Nadu, from Wikipedia
Tamil Nadu Politics : Independence Movements, from Tamil Tribune
Harriss/Wyatt, The Changing Politics of Tamil Nadu in the 1990s, posted by DCRC
Category : Indian Political Parties - Tamil Nadu, from Wikipedia
Jain Report : (Decentralization in Tamil Nadu), Historical Perspective
Tamil Nadu Secretariat - Brief History, from Government of Tamil Nadu
History of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
Articles : Dravidar Kazhagam, Dravidastan, from Wikipedia; Category : Dravidian Movement, from Wikipedia
Economy & Finances The Economy of Tamil Nadu, from Webindia 123, from Economy Watch, from Indian Business
Tamil Nadu Crafts, from India Crafts
Ethnography People of Tamil Nadu, from Webindia 123
Tamil, from Languages of the World, from Ethnologue, Article Tamil Language, from Wikipedia
Religion Article Tamil Jain, from Wikipedia
Temples of Tamil Nadu, from The Templenet Emcyclopedia; from India Net Zone
Tamil Nadu Lord Shiva Temples
Patron Saint Index : Diocese of Coimbatore, Diocese of Sivagangai
History of Regions
Local History History of Chennai (Madras), from Chennai Best, from Wikipedia
Indian Princely States, by H. Soszynski, index page
List of Indian Princely States, from Wikipedia
Institutions Genesis, from Annamalai University
History, of Anna University
Culture
Biographies
Others India Environment Portal : Tamil Nadu
Alisa Pereria, Cauvery Water Dispute, ICE Case Studies 1998
Terrestrial Ecoregions : Indo-Malayan, from WWF; scroll down for Deccan Thorn Shrub Forests, South Deccan Dry Deciduous Forests, East Deccan Dry Evergreen Forests, South Western Ghats Montane Rain Forests, South Western Ghats Moist Deciduous Forests

DIRECTORY OF INTERNET SOURCES . . . EXTERNALLY POSTED DOCUMENTS
Historical Data Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon), scroll down
List of Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu, from Wikipedia
Archives : Resumes of Governors, from Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : India, by State (Province), from Population Statistics, at UUtrecht
Population of Cities : India, Tamil Nadu, from City Population
Election Results from Psephos (since 2001)
India Election Database, results since 1989
Election Database, from Election Commission of India, results since 1977
Statistical Reports of State Elections, from Election Commission of India
Documents Modern Newspapers links from IPL
Tamil Nadu Article Archive, from Keepmedia
Image Databanks French Institute Pondicherry : Photo Archives
Wikimedia Commons
Photos of Tamil Nadu, by Peter Langer
Archival Deposits Search National Archives (UK)
Search New Zealand Electronic Text Centre
Search Janus (catalogues of archives and manuscript collections held throughout Cambridge)
Search ARCHIEVEN.NL
Constitutions, Laws Constitution of the 13th Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
Tamil Nadu, from indlaw
Acts and Rules, from Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
Acts and Rules, from Government of Tamil Nadu
Document Collections
Historical Maps Maps of Tamil Nadu, from Maps of India, from Maps-India
Madras, Mysore, Goa (Constable 1893), from Historical Maps of India
South India (Constable 1893), from Historical Maps of India
Madras (Constable 1893), from Historical Maps of India
Madras 1914, posted by Ronnie Johnson
Maps : Eastern Hemisphere 550 B.C., Eastern Hemisphere 527 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 500 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 400 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 335 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 323 BC, Easern Hemisphere 300 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 200 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 100 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 050 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 001 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 050 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 100 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 200 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 300 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 400 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 450 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 500 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 565 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 600 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 610 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 700 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 800 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 900 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1000 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1025 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1100 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1200 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1300 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1400 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1500 AD, by Thomas Lessman
Tour Guides, Travelogues
Institutions Archives Tamil Nadu Archives
Tamil Nadu State Archives, from Archives Wiki
Tamil Nadu Archives, from TANAP
Musea Museums in Tamil Nadu, from India Tourism
Monuments Alphabetical List of Monuments - Tamil Nadu, from Archaeological Survey of India
Lighthouses of India : Tamil Nadu and Puducherry; Showcaves : Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu Temples, from Indian Temples Portal; Category : Temples in Tamil Nadu, from Wikipedia
Category : Forts in Tamil Nadu, Palaces in Tamil Nadu, from Wikipedia
Indian Cemeteries, entry for Vellore
Libraries Department of Libraries, Tamil Nadu
State Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag from FOTW

PRINTED REFERENCE
Bibliographies general Datenbasis Internationale Beziehungen und Länderkunde (Data Base on International Relations and Country Studies) (site in German, most titles listed in English; numerous entries; publications mostly since 1970)
RHS Bibliography
UK National Archive Online Library
ISBN Database
on Tamil Nadu Indcat, Online Union Catalogue of Indian Universities, from INFLIBNET, click Union Database
Bibliography on Tamil History, Ethnicity, Culture, Srilankan Tamils and Tamilnadu Politics, posted by Tamil Electronic Library
Sacred Groves of India - an Annotated Bibliography, by Malhotra / Gokhale / Das
D. Ludden, Bibliography on South Asian Agrarian History (c.1990)
Online Libraries general Project Gutenberg, Online Catalogue, keywords Ceylon
Internet Archive
e-corpus
on India Digital Library of India
History of India Digital Library
Online Journals An International Journal of Tamil Studies, ToCs 2008-
General Accounts
Historical Atlasses C. Collin Davies, An Historical Atlas of the Indian Peninsula, Oxford : UP, 2nd edition, 1959 [G]
Historical and Cultural Maps, National Atlas of India Vol.8, published by National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation, Calcutta 1983, edited by G.K . Dutt, S.K. Biswas [G]
J.E. Schwartzberg, A Historical Atlas of South Asia, Chicago : UP 1978 [G]
Statistical Data IHS : B.R. Mitchell, International Historical Statistics. Africa, Asia & Oceania 1750-2000, London : Palgrave 2003 [G]
Yearbooks Articles : India and Dependencies : Madras Presidency, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1928 pp.158-159 (data of 1926-1928); India and Dependencies : Madras States, ibid. p.168 [G]
Article : India : Tamil Nadu, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1970-1971 pp.376-378, 1975-1976 pp.384-386, 1976-1977 pp.385-387, 1978-1979 pp.654-656, 1979-1980 pp.659-661, 1980-1981 pp.657-659, 1981-1982 pp.660-662, 1983-1984 pp.662-664, 1984-1985 pp.664-666, 1985-1986 pp.667-669, 1986-1987 pp.670-672, 1987-1988 pp.676-678, 1988-1989 pp.679-681, 1989-1990 pp.686-688, 1990-1991 pp.686-689, 1991-1992 pp.685-687, 1992-1993 pp.758-760, 1993-1994 pp.757-759, 1994-1995 pp.749-751, 1995-1996 pp.746-748, 1996-1997 pp.688-690, 1997-1998 pp.694-696, 1998-1999 pp.745-747, 2000 pp.856-858, 2001 pp.833-835, 2002 pp.867-869, 2003 pp.869-871, 2004 pp.874-876, 2005 pp.876-878, 2006 pp.872-875 [G]