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Barhistavar Temple, Tanjore.JPG
Presidency: Madras
Coordinates: 10.784825°N 79.141466°E
Altitude: 2 m (7 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Thanjavur
State/Province: Tamil Nadu
Country: India
Transport links
South Indian Railway
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Tanjore was the headquarters of Tanjore District in Madras during the British period.

The Tanjore station is on the South Indian Railway metre gauge (MG) 'Madras-Tuticorin Mainline' and a junction with the 'Nagore Branch Line' to Negapatam and Nagore on the coast, 53 miles(84km) . There is also the 'Pulliarpati Quarry Branch Line', 4½ miles(7km) from Tanjore to the Pulliarpet Quarry.


The East India Company intervened in a succession struggle during the 2nd Carnatic War and in 1799 Raja Serfoji ceded absolute sovereignty to the Company after falling into arrears with the Nawab of Arcot an ally of the British.

Military history

Battle of Tanjore 1773

Spelling Variants

Modern name:Thanjavur

FIBIS resources

Images of Tanjore

External links

Tanjore City Imperial Gazetteer
Tanjore online 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Historical books online