D. Veeraraghavan (1958–2009) studied history in Chennai at R.K.M. Vivekananda College, Presidency College, and Pachaiyappa’s College. In 1982 he joined IIT Madras for his PhD and submitted his thesis, in 1987, on the history of the working-class movement in interwar Chennai. The next year he joined its faculty and taught there until his premature death. He is the author of Chennai Perunagara Thozhirchanga Varalaru (translated into Tamil by S.S. Kannan and Puduvai Gnanam, Alaigal Veliyeettagam, Chennai, 2003). His The Making of the Madras Working Class (LeftWord, 2013) was published posthumously to wide acclaim.
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