Before it became a concrete jungle, the city had a verdant landscape known for its biodiversity. This is explained by the fact some of its settlements drew their names from the trees and plants once found in abundance.
D. Narasimham, professor from MCC talks about the ecological history of Perambur, Purasaiwakkam and other places in Chennai.
K. Thirunavukkarasu, a historian who studies the Dravidian movement draws emphasis on the cultural history of Mylapore using naturalist Ma. Krishnan’s books.