|First English school in India,Plan of Fort St.George Madras-1746 wikivisually.com|
|Capuchin Franciscan priest Ephrem de Nevers/wikivisually.com|
|Coromandal coast southeast India www.sea-seek.com|
|old picture, Coromandal coast of India alamy co|
Upon his arrival in Madras in the early stages, he faced all kinds of mental agony and pain caused by Portuguese priests operating in the Portuguese town San Thome (a suburb of Chennai). They were jealous of his activities and his close rapport with the English company. The Portuguese captured him and took him to Goa in 1649 where he faced inquisition for two long years. Upon his release, he returned to Madras to continue his missionary work as well as his passion - education.
The school started by him assumed various names over a long period and came under the influence of different people at different dates. It became St. Mary’s European High School in 1906. After India's independence, again the name changed to St. George’s Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School. In 1954 the name again changed to St. George’s School and Orphanage.
|St. Georges Angelo Indian Higher Sec. school, Chennai.facebook.com|