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Tropes, Territories and Competing

Over 30 scholars from North America, Europe, South Asia, and Australasia will come together for an interdisciplinary Tamil Studies conference to be held at Trinity College, University of Toronto on May 11-14, 2006. All attendees are required to register for admission.



Contemporary Sri Lankan Tamil Literature: Poetics, Publishing, and Critical Practice
Sunday, May 14, 2006 | 13:00 - 15:00 EST

Devakanthan joined the editorial staff of Eelanadu, a national Tamil daily, in 1968. He left Sri Lanka in 1984 and has stayed in India as a refugee since 2002. Though he started his creative writings while he was in Sri Lanka, his first book was published in 1986 in India, Tamil Nadu. He has written twelve books to date including: the novels Vidhi and Nilach Chamuthiram, the short story collection Neruppu. His mostly critically acclaimed work is Kanavuch Chirai, a five volume novel. While he was in India he published a literary little magazine named Ilakku for three years. At present he has been living in Canada. He says writing is not his hobby, but a need, a symbol for his existence .