Memories of Srirangapatna

By Dinesh Lodha, IFMR Finance Foundation

As part of our field initiative in Srirangapatna, this post marks the beginning of a new blog series titled “Memories of Srirangapatna“. The series is an effort to capture some of the thoughts and memories that prominent citizens of the town have about the city and their vision for it going forward. As Srirangapatna tries to balance its rich heritage on one hand and modernization on the other, we believe these insights, which we hope to accumulate from across sections of the society, would aid in our participatory planning efforts and will be a useful guide in developing a long-term vision for basic infrastructure development of the town.

In this video we feature Dr. Sujay Kumar, a medical professional who has lived all his life in the town and is widely regarded for his knowledge about the history of the town. In this video he shares the historical importance of the town, the legacy of Hyder Ali & Tipu Sultan, challenges that the town faces and his vision for it.