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Tranquebar
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[German Version]

is a seashore village on the Coromandel Coast in southern India. When it became a Danish colony (1619/1620–1845), Ove Gedde (1594–1660), a Danish noble, and Ragunatha Nayak, the king of Tanjore (1600–1630), ensured religious freedom for the Hindus, Muslims, and Christians. The Danes built Fort Dansborg in the 1620s and erected the Zion Church (Danish Missions) in 1701. Tranquebar was a place of international trade. For over 200 years, Indian cotton and spices played a major role…

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Jeyaraj, Daniel, “Tranquebar”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_125158>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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