Madras Week grew out of Madras Day, August 22, the date on which, in 1639, Madraspatnam was purchased by the East India Company. Local history enthusiasts started promoting the date to remember the city’s heritage, so often overlooked in national memory, and in further danger of being forgotten with the advent of modern Chennai. There’s now a whole week of events.
The food of Madras/Chennai also gets overlooked. It’s reduced to idli dosa, with