Columnist-historian Venkatesh Ramakrishnan continues his monthly series on Madras histories.
This weekend, he focuses on Black Town aka George Town. Venkatesh says that this area was the ‘first Madras’. ‘Though now a den of lanes and gullies today, Black Town set the course on which the megapolis of Madras would travel. In culture, politics and commerce,’ he notes. Illustrated talk in Tamil. Open to all.
On January 21, 6 p.m. At Arkay Centre, Luz.