Tranquebar, historically known as Tharangambadi - "Land of the Singing Waves" has seen many faces through the ages gone by. Under the rule of the Thanjavore king it was an active international trading port for centuries, attracting Muslim traders, German theologians and missionaries, Moravian entrepreneurs and the Danish East India Company.
Lost and forgotten since the British left India, today this demure town is in the spotlight again. Deeply affected by the devastation caused by the Tsunami in 2004, Tranquebar and its people were left in sorrow and pain. However, private organisations and the government came together for restoration, development and social revival. Today Tranquebar slowly recovers through concerted relief and development projects that have focused on emergency needs, livelihood restoration and alternative education.
Click on the link below to watch a video on Tranquebar.
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