Dear DsporA Tamil Archive


Sanjayan Selvamanickam contacted DsporA Tamil Archive on 08th July 2020 for assistance to create an oral history interview guide to carry out oral history interviews in Norway. He is a Norway based volunteer for Noolaham foundation, who wanted to document the oral history of “migrated life of Tamils in Norway” in audiovisual format; and preserve the contributions at

The initiator of DsporA Tamil Archive has been interviewing the first generation of migrated Tamils in Norway for another historical book project. It was not started as a project of DsporA Tamil Archive. The prepared interview guide for the historical book project is modified and given here to meet the requested topic, “migrated life of Tamils in Norway”. This guide is created for the Norwegian context. However, the questions in this guide can apply for Tamils in other diaspora countries. But it might be necessary to modify the questions to fit the context of other respective diaspora countries.

Read more about Oral history and its practical process.

Vaseeharan Sivalingam contacted DsporA Tamil Archive on 19th July 2020 and shared a common concern. He is the second generation of migrated Tamil from Eelam, who is a poet and the founder of Vaseeharan Creations Sivalingam and Norway Tamil Film Festival.
Tamils in Norway, as well as around the world, have published many books and other text documents in Tamil, and other languages about Tamil and Tamils. But there is a lack of Tamil books at Norwegian libraries. If we merely could collect and send all the books by Norwegian-Tamil authors, the library shelves for Tamil section will be filled up.

DsporA Tamil Archive contacted the National Library of Norway (NB) that has the assignment of legal deposit of all Norwegian publications and productions regardless of medium.

Read more about The National Library of Norway: Legal Deposit (Pliktavlevering) and its practical process.

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