Kanadukathan Chettinadu Palace entrance - chettinadu architecture.
Chettiar or Chetti is a title used by various mercantile, agricultural and land owning castes in South India, especially in the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.  
Notable people [ edit ]
Alagappa Chettiar, founder of Alagappa University, Karaikudi.
A. M. M. Murugappa Chettiar, founder of Murugappa Group.
Annamalai Chettiar, founder of Annamalai University, Chidambaram and Founder of Chettinad group of Companies.
Avichi Meiyappa Chettiar, founder of AVM Productions
Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar, founder of Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai.
M. A. Muthiah Chettiar, first Mayor of Chennai.
M. Ct. M. Chidambaram Chettyar, founder of Indian Overseas Bank.
Ramaswami Chettiar, a co-founder of Indian Bank.
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Further reading [ edit ]
Asian Entrepreneurial Minorities, Curzon Press UK, 1996. (A chapter in the book is devoted to the Chettiars who set up businesses in Burma.) Rajeswary Brown (1993) "Chettiar capital and Southeast Asian credit networks in the inter-war period". In G. Austin and K. Sugihara, eds.
Local Suppliers of Credit in the Third World, 1750-1960. (New York: St. Martin's Press).
Kudaisya, Medha M. (2009). "Marwari and Chettiar Merchants. 1850s-1950s: Comparative Trajectories". In Kudaisya, Medha M.; Ng, Chin-Keong. . Leiden: BRILL. Chinese and Indian Business: Historical Antecedents ISBN 9789004172791. David Rudner (1989)
Banker's Trust and the Culture of Banking among the Nattukottai Chettiars of Colonial South India. Modern Asian Studies 23 (3), 417-458. Heiko Schrader (1996)
Chettiar Finance in Colonial Asia. Zeitschrift fur Ethnologie 121, 101-126.