The Madras Club, founded in 1832, is one of India’s oldest colonial-era clubs. Photo: Handout The Madras Club, founded in 1832, is one of India’s oldest colonial-era clubs. Photo: Handout
The Madras Club, founded in 1832, is one of India’s oldest colonial-era clubs. Photo: Handout
India

At India’s colonial-era clubs, allure of elite membership trumps archaic rules

  • The members-only clubs were established in the late 1800s by the British as a place for white men to socialise
  • Today, only the who’s who in India are allowed to join these clubs, some of which continue preserving rules such as banning women from having voting rights

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The Madras Club, founded in 1832, is one of India’s oldest colonial-era clubs. Photo: Handout The Madras Club, founded in 1832, is one of India’s oldest colonial-era clubs. Photo: Handout
The Madras Club, founded in 1832, is one of India’s oldest colonial-era clubs. Photo: Handout
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