A fisherman in Wooster Nagar demonstrates his net-throwing technique.
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Wooster Nagar is the name of a small fishing village in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Dedicated January 3, 2007, the village consists of 26 homes built with funds donated by citizens of Wooster, Ohio USA. In recognition of these donations, the village residents renamed their village Wooster Nagar. "Nagar" is from Sanskrit and means city.
The village is located at Pudupattinam, just inland from the Indian Ocean coastline, an hour south of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. Village residents, employed as inland waters fishermen, saw their nearby homes completely destroyed by the December 2004 tsunami which hit, among other areas, the eastern coast of India.
- In Touch South India, Headlines from the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai, Feb-Mar 2007, Vol. IV, Issue 1.
- A blog which includes a May 2008 visit to Wooster Nagar.
- College of Wooster faculty meet Wooster Nagar townspeople in May 2008