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dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-06-05en_US
dc.identifier.citationGrønseth, Kristian Bøe. "A little piece of Denmark in India". Masteroppgave, University of Oslo, 2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/16719
dc.description.abstractThe South Indian town of Tranquebar was a Danish colony between 1620 and 1845, and several historical buildings and structures from this period remain in the town today. A group of Danish volunteers called the Tranquebar Association are trying to restore the historical buildings, which they consider a legacy of the “golden age” of Denmark. I wanted to find out what relationship the local Indians had to the buildings, and the history of the place, comparing their views with those of the Danish. In this text I will discuss the different meanings the historical buildings in the town of Tranquebar in South India has to different groups of people living in or active in the area. To do this I examine the connection between buildings as significant places, or ethnoscapes as parts of different boundariless “neighbourhoods” to the different groups, and the different historical narratives of the different groups. These narratives are as much products of the different identities of the different groups as they are tools to shape these identities, and proved central in establishing places of significance in the space of Tranquebar, and also in the surrounding area (foremost the village of Tarangambadi). The town of Tranquebar and the village of Tarangambadi comprise a space where different groups have different ethnical “neighbourhoods” formed around different significant places. These places are of varying importance to the different groups, dependent on their relative places in the different narratives. Where two groups connect the same places with different narratives it is a source of conflict as to who can establish the significance of the places. The narratives themselves are not sources of conflict. In spite of different interpretations of the same general event history, the historical narratives are primarily for internal consumption inside the groups, not for establishing hegemony over the other narratives.nor
dc.language.isonoben_US
dc.title"A little piece of Denmark in India" : the space and places of a South Indian town, and the narratives of Its peoplesen_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.date.updated2007-10-17en_US
dc.creator.authorGrønseth, Kristian Bøeen_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::250en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographiccitationinfo:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&rft.au=Grønseth, Kristian Bøe&rft.title="A little piece of Denmark in India"&rft.inst=University of Oslo&rft.date=2007&rft.degree=Masteroppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-16579en_US
dc.type.documentMasteroppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.duo61608en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorRune Flikke, Kathinka Frøystaden_US
dc.identifier.bibsys071477004en_US
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/16719/1/Completexxversionx6.1xxmedxinnholdsfortegnelse.pdf


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