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Arcot

Arcot (Tamil: ஆற்காடு) is a town and suburb of Vellore city in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Located on the southern banks of Palar River at 12°54′N 79°20′E / 12.9°N 79.333°E / 12.9; 79.333, the city straddles a highly strategic trade route between Chennai and Bangalore, between the Mysore Ghat and the Javadi Hills - (Javvadhu malai). Its population in 1991 was 45,205; the surrounding area had a population of 114,760.The famous sweet 'Makkan Peda' originated from Arcot and still holds forte.

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A.R.L.M. Matriculation Higher Secondary School - History
... Ramaswami Mudaliar sponsored the Arcot Ramaswami Mudaliar Educational Society(ARMES) in 1981 ... The ARM Trust received generous donations from the members of the family of Arcot twins, Sir A ... Ramaswami Mudaliar and formed the nucleus for starting the Arcot Ramaswami Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar (ARLM) Primary school in June 1981 ...
Azim Jah - Assumption of The Title "Amir-i-Arcot"
... court cases, finally, in 1867, Azim Jah was granted the title of Nawab of Arcot or Amir-i-Arcot by Queen Victoria and given a political pension ...
Arcot - Politics
... Arcot (State Assembly Constituency) is part of Arakkonam (Lok Sabha constituency). ...
Chanda Sahib - Nawab of The Carnatic - Maratha Interlude (1740—1743)
... had their own grievance against the Muslims of Arcot, with whom Chanda Sahib still was identified, because of long-delayed payment of the chouth, or one-fourth of their revenues, which they ... with a vast army, and defeated and killed the Nawab of Arcot (Dost Ali Khan) in the pass of Damalcheruvu in North Arcot ...
Arcot Ramasamy Mudaliar
... Padma Vibhushan Diwan Bahadur Sir Arcot Ramasamy Mudaliar, KCSI(b ... Arcot Ramasamy Mudaliar was born on October 14, 1887 in the town of Kurnool and had his schooling in Kurnool ...