Author:Esther Fihl & A.R. Venkatachalapathy (Eds)


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Beyond Tranquebar: Grappling Across Cultural Borders in South India

By: Esther Fihl & A.R. Venkatachalapathy (Eds)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2014

Seller ID: 101751

ISBN: 8125054375

Condition: New

A rare Indian colony of the Danish empire. A place that fostered the modern printing press and Protestant Christianity in the subcontinent. A tourist haunt that was ravaged by the tsunami in 2004. This is Tranquebar, known as Tharangampadi, a charming coastal town in present-day Tamil Nadu. Beyond Tranquebar is a collection of twenty-four essays by scholars who bring to relief the many dimensions of this town. The book takes us to seventeenth-century Denmark, as the kingdom strives to find a place in the thriving colonial enterprise. It moves east to Maratha-ruled Tanjore where gifts can shift... View more info