Yale’s Chennai Connect

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From trader to the Governor and then an inadvertent founder of a future Ivy League college, the story of a man named Elihu Yale makes for a curious case of globalisation way before that word was (re)defined!
Yale, a Boston-born merchant arrived in Madras (Chennai) in 1672 and worked his way up the ranks to become the Governor of Fort St. George, then the Southern trading center for the British.

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