I really had a blast doing this book. It was my sixth and documenting the business history of Tamil Nadu was one great learning experience.

The Hindu covered the book release –http://www.thehindu.com/business/article2499770.ece

By way of my thanks I am listing below all those who helped in putting this book together. They have all been acknowledged in the book but one more thanks does not hurt.

Sources for reference material/pictures

Amalgamations Limited (and its constituents – India Pistons Ltd, Simpson & Co Ltd , T Stanes & Co Ltd, The Mail)
Dr AR Venkatachalapathy
Brakes India Limited
Brian Chatterton
CD Gopinath
D Krishnan
Ford India Pvt Ltd
His Excellency, The Governor of Tamil Nadu
KRN Menon
Sachin Balwatkar, M Senthil Kumar and Sridhar Joshi of the Indian Railways Fan Clubs Association
Madras Editorial Services
Malathi Rangaswami
Manohar Devadoss
S Muthiah
Rane (Madras) Limited
Stephen P Hughes
The Calavala Cunnan Chetty Trust
The Chennai Heritage Turbo Energy Project
The Chennai Port Trust
The Employers Federation of South India
The Madras Club Library
The Murugappa Group
The Music Academy Library
The Mylapore Club Library
The Post Master General, Chennai Circle
The Reserve Bank of India
The Roja Muthiah Research Library
The Royal Botanical Garden, Kew
The Sanmar Group
United Planters Association of South India
Vintage Vignettes


Chairmen/Presidents & Members
CD Gopinath
A Sivasailam
KRN Menon
CV Karthik Narayanan
MK Kumar
N Sankar
N Venkataramani
L Lakshman
L Sabaretnam
Srinivasan K Swamy
Murali Venkatraman
V Balaraman
TT Srinivasaraghavan (current President)
Dr R Mahadevan

Past and Present Chamber staff

CS Krishnaswami
Col R Subramaniam
K Saraswathi
Jessie Edwards

Book production

Karthik Bhatt and Susan Philip (research)
Rukmini Amirapu (editing)
Jayagovindan Menon (layout and design)
Krishna Prasad’s team at Pace Systems, particularly Sampath, for getting the layout done
Anu Varghese and Lokavani Hallmark printers for printing the book