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  Tamil Nadu
Regional Government
  Governor  Banwarilal Purohit 0 17 +100.00%
  Chief Minister  Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin 1 21 +35.90%
  Legislative Assembly  Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 0 21 +49.15%
  Indian National Congress 0 21 +5.98%
  Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi 0 21 +0.85%
  Communist Party of India (Marxist) 0 21 +0.00%
  Communist Party of India 0 21 +0.85%


Neighbors
Andhra Pradesh, India  
Karnataka, India  
Kerala, India  
Puducherry, India  

State DETAILS
Parents > India  
Established November 01, 1956
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedBojicat September 04, 2019 10:10am
Description Cut from the former Madras State along linguistic lines as a result of the 1956 States Reorganization Act, state emerged as "Tamil Nadu" on January 14, 1969 (Tamil "nadu", or country, in Dravidian).

Inhabitants thought to be descendants of the early Dravidian people driven southward by the Aryans between 2000 to 1500 BC. Members of the Scheduled Castes (aka, 'untouchables') represent a very high one-fifth of the state's population.

A trinity of Tamil-language kingdoms, the Chera, the Padya and the Chola, ran and warred within this region in antiquity. The modern era saw British colonization in the form of the Madras Presidency of British India in 1801, which maintained the Tamil-language character of the region. The Madras Presidency held within it the princely state of Pudhukottai, until its absorption into the Union of India in 1948.

Capital is Chennai (previously, Madras).

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