Oral history

Endnote and reference

1 Department of Tamil in Annamalai University and Thiruvannamalai Government Arts College Postgraduate Department of Tamil Studies (திருவண்ணாமலை அரசு கலைக் கல்லூரி முதுகலை தமிழ் ஆய்வுத் துறை) together organised a one-week International seminar under the title “வரலாற்றியல் நோக்கில் தமிழர் பண்பாட்டு அடையாளங்கள்” (Tamil Cultural Identities in Historical Perspective). The 6th day of the conference was conducted on 08th August 2020 under the topic “ரோமானியப் பேரரசு கால ஆவணங்கள் கூறும் சங்ககால வணிகச் செய்திகள்” (Roman Empire period documents telling about the trades from the Sangam era). The topic was presented by K. Subashini. She is a multinational cultural researcher and president of the Tamil Heritage Foundation, Germany.

tamilchindhanaimarabu tvm. (2020). Home [YouTube channel]. Retrieved August 08, 2020, from https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HyuQq81LYGU.

2 The ancient Tamil country (பண்டைய தமிழகம்) is the territory ruled by the three dynasties namely the Chera, Chola and Pandyas during the Sangam era until around 15th century. It covers the territories of present-day Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

3 A record in text, audio, video or other medium is a method of documenting something. And it is a phase of an arching process. An archiving process is complete when a record is compiled, stored and preserved in a repository for use by contemporary and future generations.

Thank you:

Noolaham Foundation, Eelam

Minner.no, Norway

Memoar – Norwegian organisation for oral history, Norway

Due to the lack of or fragmented archives or limited access to archives in Tamil society, it has been challenging to get access to available sources that can support oral history interviews.
In this situation, writing about diaspora Tamil history will be a dynamic process which may change its shape and be updated over time. Thus, we welcome the public to provide feedback with any verifiable sources in the case of need for correction in the factual information in this website.

Reproduction of this article is allowed when used without any alterations to the contents and the source, DsporA Tamil Archive, is mentioned.

Updated 17.03.2021

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