List of Renamed Public Places in Tamil Nadu

List Of Renamed Public Places In Tamil Nadu

Ever since the British left India in 1947, many streets, places and buildings throughout India were assigned new "Indian names". Tamil Nadu was no exception to this trend.

Even the state and its capital, Chennai were renamed post Indian Independence. Before the name changes, Madras (the city) used to be the capital of the much larger Madras (the state).

  • Madras Presidency was renamed to Madras (State) after independence in 1947.
  • Madras (State) was renamed to Tamil Nadu in 1968.
  • Madras, the capital of Tamil Nadu (formerly Madras (state)) was renamed to Chennai in 1996 (Chennai is still referred to very often as Madras)

Read more about List Of Renamed Public Places In Tamil Nadu:  Name Changes in Chennai

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