Category Archives: Tamizhar Heritage & Arts

Ancient China and Tamil Nadu’s thousands of years of Friendship

The Chinese and Tamil communities have celebrated thousands of years of friendship. And this rich bilateral exchange has been recorded by several monks and traders. The history of Tamil-Chinese interactions dates back two thousand years ago. From the renowned Buddhist monk XuanZang to nameless explorers, numerous Chinese travellers and historians have left notes on Tamil people and the ancient Tamil

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Cambodia to build Rajendra Chola statue and introduce Thirukkural in school syllabus

TAMIL NADU: The Angkor Thamil Sangam and Pannattu Thamilar Naduvam along with The Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, and Seenu Gnanam Travels are planning to unveil the statues of Chola emperor Rajendra Chola and Khmer emperor Suryavarman I in Siem Reap, Cambodia in May 2022 to commemorate the friendship of these two great kings in the region. Also

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Stone inscription with Tamil and Mandarin script found in China

MADURAI: A 13th century stone inscription with Tamil and Mandarin scripts has been discovered in Quanzhou, an ancient port city in Fujiyan province, South East China, and it has been deciphered by an amateur archaeologist in Dindigul. Archaeologist V Narayanamoorthy said that many people with archaeology as common interest led by Orissa Balu, historian and Tamil researcher, had formed a

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Anjalay Coopen: Tamil Lady ‘Kabali’ of Mauritius

This year marks the 76th anniversary of the Belle Vue Harel massacre, which took place on 27th September 1943. During this terrible event, four sugarcane workers, including Anjalay Coopen, were killed and became the martyrs of the Mauritian working class movement. She died in a gunshot in protest for the right of her co-workers, at young age of 37 with

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The 2,500 year-old Tamil City that Once Clothed Rome!

Kodumanal is a unassuming village in Tamil Nadu and it would be a stretch – both geographically and imaginatively, to say that it had, or has, anything remotely to do with the city of Rome in Italy. But as they say – fact can sometimes be stranger than fiction, and as archaeological excavations has revealed, the village was a prominent

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Cult Tamil supernatural thriller ‘Marmadesam’ series released on YouTube

’90s kids have a great reason to rejoice. The cult supernatural thriller series made during their generation–Marmadesam Vidathu Karuppu–will be aired every day from Monday to Saturday by Kavithalayaa productions on their official YouTube channel. The series will be aired every day from Monday to Saturday by Kavithalaya productions on their official YouTube channel. The announcement was made by the

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Keezhadi excavations: Court orders transfer of ASI officer Amarnath Ramakrishna back to Tamil Nadu

The Madras High Court on March 15 has directed the central government to transfer Amarnath Ramakrishna, the Archeological Survey of India officer who led the Keezhadi excavations, back to Tamil Nadu. The Centre has been granted 15 days to bring the officer’s transfer into effect. The officer was shunted out to Assam in 2017. The order came on a petition filed

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