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Caption : One of the exhibits displayed at "The Ziegenbalg Legacy in Tamil Nadu - 300 years of Indo-European Intercultural Dialogue", an exhibition organised jointly by Roja Muthiah Research Library Trust and Francke Foundations, Halle, Germany at Roja Muthiah Research Library, Central Polytechnic Campus, at Taramani in Chennai. Starting with the arrival of the two German theologians, Bartholomaus Ziegenbalg and Heinrich Plutchau in Tranquebar in July 1706, the exhibition depicts the inter-cultural dialogue shared for 300 years and significance of Tranquebar as a place of trading and the starting point of several educational and cultural development. The 20 exhibits feature historical details of the Tranquebar Mission illustrated by visuals. Some of the interesting pictures are of artisans at work, title pages of the first few printed Tamil books, historical personalities of both the countries and buildings at Tranquebar.
Photo: Shaju John
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