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  Nordic Culture > Tranquebar, the Danish East Indies - Scandinavica.com
Tranquebar [Danish: Trankebar] is a small coastal town in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, some 270 km south of the city of Madras.
In 1620 Tranquebar was chosen by the Danish East India Company for the foundation of "Dansborg Fort”, which became the most important outpost of Danish trade and culture in India until the colony was eventually sold to the British India Company in 1845.
Tranquebar was settled by the Danes during 235 years, and two centuries of Danish heritage have left an important cultural heritage that can still be seen today in colonial houses, churches, cemeteries, and most particularly, the Dansborg military fort.
www.scandinavica.com /culture/world/tranquebar.htm   (0 words)

  Tranquebar - LoveToKnow 1911
TRANQUEBAR, a town of British India, in the Tanjore district of Madras, on the sea-coast, 18 m.
In Danish times Tranquebar was a busy port, but it lost its importance when the railway wa,s opened to Negapatam.
It was the first settlement of Protestant missionaries in India, founded by Ziegenbalg and Plutschau (Lutherans) in 1706; and there is still a Lutheran mission high school and mission press.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Tranquebar   (110 words)

 SASNET: Tranquebar projects
The Tranquebar Initiative of the National Museum of Denmark, with several projects in different fields is coordinated by the National Museum of Denmark.
The goal of the Tranquebar Initiative is to strengthen the ongoing Indo-Danish efforts to preserve the intercultural heritage and to explore the colonial Indo-Danish cultural encounters.
The Tranquebar Initiative of the National Museum of Denmark is an interdisciplinary endeavour and prepared in close collaboration with a number of Indian authorities and Indian and Danish research institutions.
www.sasnet.lu.se /galathea.html   (3864 words)

 Tranquebar : The Danish East India Company 1616 - 1669
Simultaneously with this, Poul Hansen Korsør seems to have made attempts at turning over Tranquebar to the Dutch, in return for a guarantee that the fort would be restored to the King of Denmark at a later point in time [24].
Tranquebar was besieged again, this time for nine months, but at last Kongsbakke managed to negotiate a settlement with the nayak.
In 1670, trade with Tranquebar had been resumed, and the economic prospects of Denmark in Asia seemed to be in for a boom period.
www.scholiast.org /history/tra-narr.html   (0 words)

 Tranquebar: The Danish Connection - Worldpress.org
Tranquebar or 'Tarangambadi' (the actual Tamil vernacular name) is situated in the Nagapattinam District of the state of Tamilnadu.
The Tranquebar Association at Denmark was responsible for the partial renovation of the fort in 2002.
Tranquebar is also environmentally healthy in that it is considered an 'Ozone Rich Beach' due to the presence of profuse amounts of ozone.
www.worldpress.org /print_article.cfm?article_id=2649&dont=yes   (981 words)

 The Copenhagen Post   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Denmark´s Tranquebar Association is sending DKK 1 million in aid to the former Danish colony on the southeast coast of India, which was devastated by the tsunami disaster.
The tsunami claimed the lives of 600 of Tranquebar´s 3,000 inhabitants, including many children, and the small community is still deeply affected by the disaster.
Tranquebar was Denmark´s first colony until it was sold to the British in 1845.
www.cphpost.dk /print.jsp?o_id=85958   (262 words)

 Print Article - What the quota panel told the government
The princess, who is in southern India, visited Tranquebar, or the Fort of Dansborg as the Danes named it, in Nagapattinam district, 450 km from here Sunday.
Tranquebar is the last point before the Cauvery river and its tributaries enter the sea.
After Tranquebar, the princess is scheduled to visit the former French settlement of Pondicherry, now one of India's most popular spiritual centres.
www.siliconindia.com /print_article.php?23403   (550 words)

 Printer Friendly Version   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Tranquebar (or Tarangambadi, ‘Abode of Dancing Waves’ in Tamil) was a Dutch colony in India in Thanjavur district in Tamil Nadu.
Tranquebar remained a Dutch colony from 1620 to 1845CE.
Tranquebar was where the first place where the Protestant mission in India, founded by Ziegenbalg and Plutschau (Lutherans), was settled in 1706 CE.
www.financialexpress.com /print.php?content_id=91598   (362 words)

 indiavarta.com - Travel
Tranquebar (or Tharangampadi) was a Danish settlement between 1620 and 1845.
Everything in Tranquebar has a Danish touch, and the Dansborg Fort, a beautiful square brick building with bastions in each corner, stands in proudest testimony to the town’s heritage.
The road from Chidambaram to Tranquebar is narrow and time-consuming for the motorist.
www.indiavarta.com /travel/5mar06.asp   (1296 words)

 Royal Orchid Holidays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Finally we left the trunk road and turned towards Tranquebar on the coast, or rather where we thought it should be.
Three years later, in 1843, she sold to the British East the port of Tranquebar and all the surrounding territories for 125,000 pounds sterling.
Tranquebar was laid out in neat streets, well planned, with an eye for order.
www.thaiairways.com /Royal_Orchid_Holidays/Roh_travel_feature/rohweekly-51tharticle-1.htm   (2316 words)

 Heritage Centres in Tamil Nadu - www.chennaibest.com
Tranquebar owes it presence on the map, to this fact.
The Danes landed in Tranquebar in 1620, for commerce.
Tranquebar had been an important port and a busy trade centre till the beginning of the nineteenth century.
www.chennaibest.com /discoverchennai/sightseeing/heritage04.asp   (0 words)

 Danish legacy springing back to life - Deccan Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Further on are the remnants of the breakwaters, a sad reminder of the havoc by the raging sea.
Tranquebar was a Danish colony from 1620 to 1845, when it was transferred to the British.
Tranquebar was designated a special tourism area in the early 90s.
www.deccanherald.com /deccanherald/nov282004/sh3.asp   (782 words)

 Coins of Danish India (Tranquebar)
The Danisborg - the Fort of Tranquebar - in 2001
The original name of Tarangambadi ("the singing surf" in Tamil) was changed in Tranquebar in Danish.
Tranquebar remained Danish for 225 years, until it was sold, together with Frederiksnagore, to the British in 1845.
www.geocities.com /jmd_brussels/EURDKE.html   (445 words)

 Danish Ancestors in India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Danish East India Company was established in 1616 and a Danish settlement was established at Tranquebar in 1620.
In June, 1801 the Danish were defeated at Tranquebar by the Scots Brigade and in 1845 the whole Danish colony was sold to England.
The 1834 census of Tranquebar is available on microfilm at your nearest LDS Family History Centre.
members.ozemail.com.au /~clday/danish.htm   (688 words)

 Jeyaraj   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In 1711, the Tranquebar missionary Plütschau and the Tamil Timothy Kudian were teaching Tamil language in the university at Halle.
Currently The documents pertaining to the Tranquebar Christians are kept in the Mission Archives of the Francke Foundations in Halle, archives of the Leipzig Evangelical Lutheran Mission in Leipzig, the Royal Library and Royal Archives in Copenhagen, the Oriental and India Office Collection at the British Library in London, and the Government Archives in Madras.
Ziegenbalg, and some others to Tranquebar, on the Coromandel coast in the East-Indies, who were useful to the natives, so that many of the heathens were turned to the Lord.
www.missionstudies.org /rescue/jeyaraj.htm   (10839 words)

 wfn.org | Lutheran Missionary's Legacy Hailed at Tranquebar Tercentenary Celebrations in India
CHENNAI, India/GENEVA, 18 July 2006 (LWI) *Tribute was paid to the legacy of the first Protestant missionary to arrive in India, in 1706, at a one-day seminar and a two-day international consultation, organized for July 4, and July 5*6 respectively, during the recent tercentenary celebrations held in Chennai, India.
In a keynote address to the seminar on the "Contribution of the Tranquebar Mission to Civil Society," Dr S.P. Thyagarajan, vice-chancellor of the University of Madras in Chennai, praised Ziegenbalg's "farsightedness" in bringing Indian and European cultures together.
Speaking on the Tranquebar Mission's contribution to education, Dr Bernard D'Sami of the Roman Catholic Loyola College in Chennai, observed that Ziegenbalg's entire life had been devoted "to the pursuit of true wisdom." For the missionary, the Roman Catholic professor said, school was an indispensable means for the development of the society.
www.wfn.org /2006/07/msg00160.html   (1030 words)

 Property : TranqueBar, Helford River, Cornwall
The old port of Falmouth town, is just five and a half miles from Tranquebar and here you will find more extensive shopping facilities, interesting bars, restaurants and unique boutiques, not to mention the National Maritime Museum.
Tranquebar, the owners' much adored second home, enjoys excellent natural light, creating a spacious, comfortable and luxurious residence.
CHILDREN: Tranquebar has a few hazards for unsupervised small children, including the ornamental pond, the creek, some steep steps and a well, (although the well is covered over).
www.cornishholidaycottages.net /get_property.php?p=21   (0 words)

 Sonne Gruppen
Tranquebar was founded by the Danish Admiral Ove Gjedde in 1620.
Tranquebar to day is a ‘slow moving’ town with a good mixture of all religions.
The Danes left Tranquebar at 1845 after an agreement with the English, who on that time had a policy of more influence in India – and all the people of Tranquebar cried.
www.sonport.dk /NB_India_Madras_And_Tranquebar.htm   (263 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | India's piece of Denmark
Known historically as Tranquebar, the settlement still boasts a magnificent 17th Century fort, churches, orderly streets and old governors' buildings, all constructed along Danish lines hundreds of years ago.
After it was sold to the British in 1845, Tranquebar fell into disuse and has been largely overlooked by travellers until today.
And economically, Tranquebar was more valuable to the Danes than their much bigger and far colder colony of Greenland.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/south_asia/2133655.stm   (631 words)

 Ziegenbalg, the German who printed the first Tamil text
Tranquebar (Tamil Nadu), July 4 (IANS) This small coastal town is holding a weeklong commemoration in memory of an 18th century German missionary who not only printed the first English book in Asia but also wrote the first Tamil dictionary.
Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg, a 23-year-old protestant missionary, arrived in Tranquebar, where the Danish set up a colony nearly 300 years ago, on July 9, 1706.
However, he was determined to learn the local language Tamil, and mastered it in such a way that he would be able to use it for the translation of the Bible and to communicate with the natives in their own language.
www.tamilnation.org /literature/ziengenblag.htm   (2068 words)

 Neemrana Hotels::The Bungalow on the Beach
They were well received by the Nayak ruler of Tanjore, and given this territory.
Then Dansborg, the fort of Tarangambadi - Tranquebar for the Danes- was established to export pepper to Denmark.
Tranquebar, 15 km south of the ancient Chola port of Pumpuhar, and 15 km north of the former French comptoir of Karikal, was a Danish settlement from 1620 to 1845.
www.neemranahotels.com /bunglow/index.html.htm   (123 words)

 Hinduism Today | Aug 1993
In Tranquebar work has already begun, funded by a Copenhagen group, to restore the 17th-century Dansborg castle.
Tranquebar is also home to a 16th century Siva temple.
Hotel chains such as the Taj Group have taken notice of the improvements and are quickly adding the sand-and-surf properties in Tranquebar to their real estate holdings.
www.hinduismtoday.com /archives/1993/8/1993-8-13.shtml   (309 words)

 Tranquebar Mission Restored After 300 Years of Lutheran Ministry in India
Many of the buildings at Tranquebar Mission sustained damage in the tsunami of December 2004.
Several publications on Ziegenbalg and Lutheran ministry in India were issued, and the Francke Foundation, Halle, Germany, presented GLTC with microfilm of historic documents on the Tranquebar Mission.
A seminar July 4 on Ziegenbalg's contribution to civil society included sessions on the architecture in Tranquebar, education, printing and publishing, the Tamil language and Indology.
www.elca.org /News/Releases.asp?article=3395   (664 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Tranquebar missionaries were eager to learn Tamil and study its rich and ancient literature mainly to get closer to the people among whom they had to work.
When Ziegenbalg arrived at Tranquebar he was influenced by the then prevailing opinion in Europe that "Malabarians are barbarians." But he soon found that this opinion was unfounded.
Heinrich Pitischau (1677-1746), the missionary who returned from Tranquebar in 1711, and a Tamil named Timothy, were the first Tamil teachers.
www.flonnet.com /fl1509/15090820.htm   (1528 words)

 The Bungalow on the Beach, near Karikal(Pondicherry), Tranquebar, Tamilnadu
Sometimes history lives on in tiny forgotten nooks and crannies of the earth, waiting to be rediscovered.
Known originally as Tarangambadi - the place of the singing waves - Tranquebar owes its name and identity to the Danes who made it one of their major trading posts in the early 17th century.
Tranquebar, 15 km south of the ancient Chola port of Pumpuhar, and 15 km north of the former French comptoir of Kar0ikal, was a Danish settlement from 1620 to 1845.
www.travelmasti.com /hotel-bungalow-onthe-beach-tranquebar.html   (369 words)

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