Author: S Muthiah
Publisher: East West Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8188661244
A completely revised and expanded version of Madras Discovered, this book is a historical guide to looking around, supplemented with Tales of Once Upon a City.
Madras Rediscovered has the benefit of much that has happened in the six years since the last edition of Madras Discovered. Primary research has led to many revisions in the present book as well as a fair amount of addition and some deletion. Thus it is not only a substantially expanded book, but it has brought a greater degree of accuracy and precision to what had earlier been generalities or deductions in specific cases.
One important question that arose during this revision and expansion was whether to go along with the Government view of history. Government has in 1996 changed the name of Madras to Chennai. The author decided to stick to Madras in this book, because this book is a quest for the past in this city and that past belongs to Madras and not Chennai.