Madras (Presidency)

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An adminsitrative subdivision of British India. The Madras Presidency covered the southern half of India and Ceylon (now called Sri Lanka).

See Presidencies in the Beginners' Guide

Maps

Madras Presidency northern section Imperial Gazetteer
Madras Presidency southern section Imperial Gazetteer

External Links

Madras Presidency 1611-1755 Google Books
Madras Presidency Wikipedia

Historical books online

Many editions for additional districts are available to read online on the Digital Library of India website, under the title Madras District Gazetteers
1862-63 1864, 1864-65 1866, 1865-66 1866, 1867-68 1868, 1868-69 1869 Google Books; 1869-70 1870, 1870-71 1872 Archive.org
  • Madras Almanac and Directory.There were various titles over time.The following books are available to read online on Digital Library of India website.
    • The Madras Almanac and Compendium of Intelligence
      • 1857 Summary of contents, computer page 6, detailed contents, computer page 8
    • The Madras New Almanac and Compendium of Intelligence
      • 1861 Summary of contents, computer page 8, detailed contents, computer page 10
    • The Asylum Press Almanack and Directory of Madras and Southern India
      • 1918 Includes Burma. Summary of Contents, computer page 26. General Index missing.
      • 1919 Includes Burma. Summary of Contents, computer page 30. General Index commences computer page 2116, but is only two pages A- Bolarum
      • 1924 Includes Nizam’s Dominions, Mysore, Travancore and Cochin. Contents, computer page 44
      • 1925 Includes Nizam’s Dominions, Mysore, Travancore and Cochin. Contents, Computer page 54
      • 1928.Includes Nizam’s Dominions, Mysore, Travancore and Cochin. Contents, computer page 78