City has won far tougher battles before

Chennai, now a city under siege from a deadly pandemic, has defied the odds many a time in history, be it the enemies’ threat from air and seas, drought, famine, epidemics, cyclones, floods or scarcities.
City has won far tougher battles before

Chennai

Surviving tsunami
Challenge from enemies
Black Town demolished
Tormented by drought
Emden slips into Tamil lexicon
Exodus-induced upheaval
Fearing the Jap

Plagued by epidemics
Ravaged by famines
Cyclones and floods
Adapting to scarcities
—The author is a historian

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