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VOL. XXII NO. 3, MAY 16-31, 2012
Endangered historic site

The historic old church on St. Thomas' Mount.

Quarrying Charnockite next to the historic church.

The St. Thomas' Mount church is a landmark and heritage site. The Church was built by the Portuguese and, later, improved by the Armenians. It has many inscriptions and tombstones of Armenians and Portuguese. Moreover, it has a number of Tamil inscriptions from centuries ago.

The church authorities are modifying this heritage structure and the Cantonment Board, St. Thomas' Mount, has permitted the church allowing excavation below ground level to a depth of 50x80x50 feet adjacent to the church.

The architectural and structural integrity of this heritage site and heritage building is now in danger.

K. Rameshkumar


Youth Welfare Association

Butt Road, Chennai 600 016

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In this issue

Heritage legislation at last
What should be done to space beneath flyovers?
Endangered historic site
Tiger, Tiger, burning bright (in Madras)
Birdwatching Notes
A post-box out of the past
The historical legacy of an engineering marvel
English Theatre returns
DRAVID – He fought the good battle every time

Our Regulars

Short 'N' Snappy
Our Readers Write
Quizzin' with Ram'nan


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