Reasons for consideration:
The Madras Legislative Assembly was formed by the British government, which was the lower house of the then Madras Presidency. Post independence, after the formation of Republic of India in 1950, the Madras Presidency became the Madras State. Subsequently, the state was renamed as Tamilnadu in 1969 and the Assembly came to be called as Tamilnadu Legislative Assembly. RMRL currently holds the published volumes of Madras Legislative Assembly Debates from 1933 to 1969.
These volumes would be a primary source material for studying the rationale behind the bills passed and amended and the debates that went on in passing them during the middle part of twentieth century, a period which is politically significant for India. As the material span for more than 40 years including both pre independence to post independence period, this would be an important scholarly material to gain insights about the social history of the period. This period faced a lot of political changes and still a lot of researches are undergoing in understanding the socio political history of the period. Considering the scholarly value and a need to preserve the content of the material for posterity the material would be taken up for digitization. Also, these materials have not been available in digital format elsewhere which rises the need for preservation.
Government of Madras Presidency, Government of Madras State