Tranquebar - A Forgotten Danish Colony

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  • Department of the History of Ideas
The following paper focuses on the present day encounters in Tharangambadi between various Danish actors and members of the fishermen community. Through three significant notes of convergence between the different versions of the past the question of cultural encounters are studied as encounters between different historicopolitical horizons and mnemonic modes of remembrance that are described in phenomenological terms.  The main argument of the article claims that these preliminary differences result in difficulties of understanding the motives and acts of the other, and also result in new narratives influenced by the new encounters in Tharangambadi between local inhabitants and Danish visitors.
Udgivelsesdato: December-January
Original languageEnglish
JournalReview of Development and Change
VolumeXIV
Issue1 & 2
Pages (from-to)173-196
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Research areas

  • Danish colonial history, collective remembrance, Politics of History, Southindia, Tranquebar, cultural heritage

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