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Ananda Ranga Pillai Museum
Ananda Ranga Pillai Museum's claim to fame rests in it being the renowned dubash of Francois Dupleix, the former Governor General of the French colonies in the Indian subcontinent. During the former Governor's days of glory, this old monument resting on the western fringes of Pondicherry was popularly nicknamed the 'native quarters'. A stunning architecture depicting by a splendid amalgam of contemporary French and Indian panaches, very much in vogue in that era continues to captivate tourists till date. is situated at Pondicherry, was the famous dubash of Dupleix, the governor of Pondicherry, while it thrived under French glory. Also known as 'natives quarters', it is one of the oldest buildings which exist on the west side. The mansion features a nice collection of diaries which serves as a storehouse of information on 18th century French India. The architecture of Ananda Ranga Pillai Mansion is a unique blend of French and Indian styles. Ananda Ranga Pillai Museum was the celebrated dubash of Dupleix, the governor of Pondicherry while it flourished under French glory. Pillai's completion of diaries serve as a store house of information on 18th century French India. His mansion, completed sometime in 1738, is one of the oldest surviving buildings on the west side, then known as 'natives quarters'. It's architecture represents a curious mix of French and Indian styles.
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