Framed photograph of a Chettiar man

The region of Chettinad in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu is the region of origin of the Chettiar community. The Nagarattar Chettiars are among the early Indian migrants to the Southeast Asian region with business establishments in Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia and Singapore. Their migration and establishment of money lending business in Singapore-Malaya in particular can be traced back to the early 18th century onwards. This is a group of two photographs of traditional Chettiars from the family of Meyyappan Chettiar.

20th century
India/ Singapore
Frame size: 27.1 x 21.8 x 2.2 cm
Accession No.
Wood and paper
Collection of
Indian Heritage Centre
Credit Line
Gift of Mr M.Meyyappan, The Bangala, Karaikudi
Photographs and Negatives