Research in Tamil Studies: A Platform for Dialogue

Research in Tamil Studies: A Platform for Dialogue

Workshop for Doctoral Researchers

19th and 20th June 2014

Objectives

"Tamil studies" is an important field of research in various universities in India as well as abroad. The broadest definition of this field of research includes the study of the Tamil language and its literature taking into account, Social, Political, Historical and Archaeological perspectives, its Linguistics and Folklore as well. Thus, it is important for researchers, working on any one aspect of Tamil studies to be in close contact with other researchers working on the same aspect or different ones in other universities and Institutions in order to strengthen further their own understanding. This will give a chance, among other things, to face/ put in context, the challenges of their research. A dialogue between the researchers among various universities about their research is the first step. The IFP has been conducting a research meeting between the people involved in Tamil Studies and especially students, every year, from 2009. The very positive feedback of these meetings provides the impetus for us to conduct such meeting regularly. In June 2014 IFP is planning the next in this series of meetings that provides a platform for dialogue among the researchers.e of Pondicherry, 11, Saint Louis Street, Pondicherry - 605 001.

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Program

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List of Researchers:

S. No.

Name and Address

Research Topic

1.

G. Chinnaya, Department of Tamil Studies, Annamalai University.

ṉeiṭal ṭiaṉai from an  Ecological Perspective.  

2.

A. Irudhayaraj, Department of Tamil Studies, Annamalai University.

Concept of ṭiṉai in modern Tamil poetry.

3.

J. Selvam, Department of Tamil Studies, Gandhigram University.

Socio cultural contradictions and conflicts in ācārya hruṭaya.

4.

S. Sathya, Department of Tamil Studies, Gandhigram University.

Life of working class muslims in kīraṉūr jākīrrāja's fictions.

5.

M. Rajamani, Department of Tamil, Thiyagaraja College, Madurai.

Rituals in Tamil society (aruppukkōṭṭai Taluk).  

6.

S. Ramar, Department of Tamil, Thiyagaraja College, Madurai.

Concept of ṭiṇai tradition and its people.

7.

P. Ramkumar, Department of Tamil, Bharathiar University.

Disaster management in caṅkam Literature.

8.

P. Gnanamani, Subramanya Bharathi School of Tamil Language and Literature, Pondicherry University.

Caṅkam Literature from the perspective of Tolkāppiyar's vaṇṇam concept.

9.

T. Thambidurai, Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University.

Adaptability and Livelihood Strategies of Slum Dwellers: An Ethnographic Inquiry.

10.

S. Jeyaprakash, Department of Performing
Arts, Pondicherry University.

Gender in kāttavarāyaṉ kūttu.

11.

R. Purushothaman, Department of Philosophy, Pondicherry University.

Information Technology and Digital Divide: An Ethical Perspective.

12.

T. Ranjani, Department of Tamil Literature and culture, University of Madras.

Poetical metres in Tamil literary tradition.

13.

V. Devendiran, Department of Tamil Literature and culture, University of Madras.

Tamil Saivam and the Rāmaliṅka Vaḷḷalār.

14.

N. Kannadasan, Department of Tamil Literature and culture, University of Madras.

Archival documents of Ramanathapura cētupati.

15.

J. Sampath Kumar, Department of Tamil Literature and culture, University of Madras

History of studies in South Dravidian Languages.

16.

A. Rupa, Department of Tamil, Sacred Heart college, Thiruppathur.

Teaching and Learning difficulties with reference to Tamil in English medium schools.

17.

Dibakami Krutartha, Department of Indology, French Institute of Pondicherry.

The Appointment system in the ARTHASASTRA.

18.

Nalinikanta Rana, Department of History, Pondicherry University.

The Archaeology of the mid-TEL river valley, ODISHA.

19.

K. Suresh, Department of Epigraphy and Archaeology, Tamil University.

History of the Chennai Region through its Inscriptions – up to 1650 A.D.

20.

P. Jeyapradaban, Department of History, Pondicherry University.

Social economic condition of ceṅkalpeṭ in 18th century.

21.

A. Revathi, Department of Sanskrit, University of Madras.

ṉāṉārta mañcari: a critical edition with translation.

22.

S. Thiruvengadam, Department of Tamil, University of Kerala.

Editing problems in akastiyar vaittiyam 1500.

23.

Sean Kerr, Department of Indology, French Institute of Pondicherry.

The South Indian Pāli Ācariya, Anuruddha, and Pāli Literary Production in South India.

List of Resource Persons:

S.No.

Name and Address

Specialization

1.

Prof. Y. Subbarayalu, French Institute of Pondicherry.

History and Archaeology

2.

Prof. B. Mathivanan, Bharathidasan University.

Classical Literature and Grammar

3.

V. Geetha, Writer, Tara Publishing.

Women Studies

4.

K. Ragupathy, Assistant Professor, Thiru A. Govithasamy Government Arts college, Didivanam.

Dalit Studies

5.

M. Vijaya Baskar, MIDS, Chennai.

Social Sciences

6.

D.W. Karuna Miryam, Delhi University.

History

Venue

French Institute of Pondicherry, Jawaharlal Nehru conference hall, 11 Saint Louis street, Pondicherry