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South Arcot is a former district of British India, located in the state of Tamil Nadu. The British Raj is an informal term for the period of British rule of most of the Indian subcontinent, or present-day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka (previously known as Ceylon). ... Tamil Nadu (தமிழ் நாடு, Land of the Tamils) is a state at the southern tip of India. ...

South Arcot was the southern portion of the Mughal province (subah) of Arcot. Arcot came under the control of a local Nawab after Mughals lost control southern India in the 18th century. The subah of Arcot was ceded to the British East India Company in 1801, and subsequently the district was split into North Arcot and South Arcot. On September 30, 1993 South Arcot District was split into the districts of Cuddalore and Villupuram. The Mughal Empire (alternative spelling Mogul, which is the origin of the word Mogul) of India was founded by Babur in 1526, when he defeated Ibrahim Lodi, the last of the Delhi Sultans at the First Battle of Panipat. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as John Company, was a joint-stock company of investors, which was granted a Royal Charter by Elizabeth I on December 31, 1600, with the intent to favour trade privileges in India. ... 1801 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 92 days remaining, as the final day of September. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Cuddalore is a large and developing town in Tamil Nadu state of south India. ... Villupuram is an administrative district in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. ...

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The town of Arcot, together with the whole of the territory of the Carnatic, passed into the hands of the British in 18o1, upon the formal resignation of the See also:
Vellore and Arcot, into the neighbouring district of Chingleput, eventually falling into the sea at Sadras.
The district of South Arcot is bounded on the N. by the districts of North Arcot and Chingleput; on the E. by the French territory of See also:
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