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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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Scholarship Award to Student for Outstanding Essay


Social Media and the making of Tamil Identities

(The role of Social Media in the representation of Tamil Identities. Also how Tamils make sense of their presence through Social Media. What are the complexities of being a Tamil in the digital space.)


This year we invite highschool and undergraduate students to submit an essay in English of no more than 1200 words, on the topic: 'Social Media and the making of Tamil Identities.’


The essay should be submitted on or before 15 April 2018 on line to amuttu@gmail.com.


The winner will be given a certificate and C$1000.00 at the Tamil Literary Garden awards ceremony in Toronto in June 2018. 

Tamil Literary Garden