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The Tamil Literary Garden is unique in being the only one in the world dedicated to the promotion of Tamil internationally. Though Tamil is an ancient language, one of the oldest in the world with significance to global literature, scant little has been done to date to actively promote or celebrate the language and contemporary authors who have contributed to its growth. Hence the focus of this organization is on supporting translation of Tamil literature, scholarship to students, revival of ancient Tamil Theatre, sponsoring lecture series, commissioning publications, book launches, and workshops. In its annual, globally awaited awards ceremony Tamil Literary Garden recognizes significant achievements in Tamil in a number of genres and fields including Lifetime Achievement in Tamil. Donations to the organization are crucial to keep Tamil alive and to bring the best of what we have to offer to the world. It is a charitable organization and your donations are tax-deductible.

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Judges

ADVISORY BOARD FOR AWARDS PANEL

Mu.Ponnambalam         Writer – Sri Lanka

Theliwatte Joseph         Writer – Sri Lanka

Thamizhavan    Head, Department of  Tamil, Dravidian
( Carlos Sabarimuthu)   University - India
                                             
V.N.Giritharan                   Writer  - Canada

R.Cheran      Assistant Professor, University
                        of Windsor - Canada

A.R.Venkatachalapathy    Associate Professor, 
   Madras Institute of Development Studies - India

V.Arasu     Head, Department of Tamil, 
                    University of Madras - India
                          
Aravindan                  Writer - India

P.A.Krishnan             Writer - India

Ambai (Dr C.S.Lakshmi)      Writer - India

Syed Peer Mohammed         Writer - Malaysia

Sitralega Maunaguru    Professor, Department of  Tamil, Batticaloa Eastern University – Sri Lanka

M.A.Nuhman  Head,    Department of Tamil,  
           University of Peradeniya – Sri Lanka

George L.Hart        Head, Department of Tamil,  
      University of California, Berkeley - USA

Chelian                              Poet  - Canada

Jayanthi Sankar              Writer - Singapore

A.Muthukrishnan            Writer – India

P.Karunaharamoorthy  Writer – Germany

L.Murugapoopathy        Writer – Australia

P.Ahilan       Lecturer, University of 
                      Jaffna – Sri Lanka

Professor R.S.Sugirtharajah   University of 
                      Birmingham – U.K

M.Pushparajan      Writer, Poet  - U.K

A.Kanthasamy        Writer    -  Canada

Usha Mathivanan - Consultant, Canada

Gnanam Lambert - Director, Canada

Yuvan Chandrasekar - Writer, India

Thirumurthi Ranganathan -  Founder, Digital Maxim, USA 

JUDGES FOR AWARD 2006

N.K.Mahalingam
Chelian _ writer
V.Arasu _ Head, Department of Tamil, University of Madras
Syed Peer Mohammed _ writer
Sitralega Maunaguru _ Professor, Department of Tamil, Batticaloa Eastern University

 

JUDGES FOR AWARD 2007

Selvam Arulanandam _ editor, writer
V.N.Giritharan _ writer
M.A.Nuhman _ Head, Department of Tamil, University of Peradeniya
Mu.Ponnambalam _ writer
A.R.Venkatachalapathy _ Associate Professor, Madras Institute of Development Studies

 

JUDGES FOR AWARD 2008

A.Muttulingam – writer
Jayanthi Sankar _ writer
R.Cheran _ Assistant Professor, University of Windsor
A.Muthukrishnan _ writer
Aravindan _ writer

 

Usha Mathivanan - Consultant, Canada
Gnanam Lambert - Director, Canada
Yuvan Chandrasekar - Writer, India
R.S.Sugirtharajah - Professor, U.K
A.Muttulingam - Writer, Canada
 
N. K Mahalingam – Writer - Canada
P.Wickneswaran – Director - Canada
P.Karunaharamoorthy – Writer - Germany
Maalan – Editor - India
Ambai. – Writer - India
 
Prof.Chelva Kanaganayakam
N.K.Mahalingam
Usha Mathivanan
Selvam Arulanandam
A.Muttulingam