How the Fort was captured

Print edition : September 05, 2014

February 25, 1968: Chief Minister C.N. Annadurai presenting the Budget for 1968-69 in the Assembly. Seated to his right, one seat removed, is M. Karunanidhi, who became Chief Minister on Annadurai's untimely demise. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Annie Besant, who launched the Home Rule League.

C.P. Ramaswamy Iyer, Dewan of Travancore and one of the prominent members of the Mylapore Group. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Edwin Montague, Secretary of State for India. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Lord Chelmsford. He and Montague designed far-reaching reforms that gave Indians more representation in the new legislatures and moved the seat of authority from the districts to Madras. Photo: BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Pitti Theagaraya. Photo: BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

T.M. Nair. He and Pitti Theagaraya were among the leaders who opposed the Mylapore Group and later formed the Justice Party.

December 1953: Chief Minister of Madras State C. Rajagopalachari (right) with Dravidar Kazhagam leader, Periyar E.V. Ramasamy. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

A. Subbarayalu Reddiar of the Justice Party. He was the first Chief Minister of Madras Presidency. Photo: BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

June 9, 1971: Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi arriving at the Assembly to present the Budget. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

July 1977: M.G. Ramachandran in the Tamil Nadu Assembly after he led his Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam to a huge victory in the elections. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. Photo: N. RAJESH

The evolution of politics and legislature, with Madras as the centre.
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