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18 · 11 · 2020


Tomorrow, Denmark and India have been formally connected for 400 years. A year since we launched the 400 years – 400 Stories project counting down to the anniversary. We have written, edited, sampled and posted hundreds of stories on how our countries have been connected through art & culture, trade, technology, innovation, education, agriculture and much more. Head over to @400yearstogether to get your daily dose of Danish-Indian collaborations.


400 years ago on the 19th of November, a lease agreement was signed by Admiral Ove on behalf of the Danish king and the Nayak of Thanjavur for a piece of land on the Southeast Indian coast. This became the Danish trading post Tranquebar.


The following days we will mark this event. We commemorate the past that connects us, and the many and diverse encounters and exchanges we trace up until today. But most importantly, this anniversary is a celebration of the present and what is yet to come: the people, collaborations, exchanges and encounters that shape the relationship between Denmark and India. 


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