Posts Tagged ‘Tamil History’


Tamileelam Challenge Cup Volleyball 2018 – Results

By Editor - March 21st, 2018

Tamileelam Challenge Cup Volleyball 2018 - Results

Canadian Tamil Youth Alliance’s Athletic Committee successfully held its fifth annual Tamileelam Challenge Cup Volleyball Tournament in partnership with the Canadian Tamil Sports Association. This Challenge Cup Volleyball Tournament took place Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the Toronto Pan Am Centre.



Remembering Our Literature

By Editor - January 14th, 2012

Remembering Our Literature

Written by: Keerthana Raveendran

Indeed, Tamil literature has a rich history that dates back to the fifth century, when the five great epics of Tamil literature started to emerge. Silappadikaram Manimegalai, Civaka Cinamani, Valayapathi, and Kundalakesi, are famous stories our parents may have read growing up, stories that are fundamental to our culture in the way they’re still being printed and translated to this day.



Photography Contest: Tamil Festivities !

By Editor - January 11th, 2012

Photography Contest: Tamil Festivities !

The Arts and Culture Council of CTYA is holding a photography contest as part of the many activities being held throughout January for Tamil Heritage Month. The Arts and Culture Council is now accepting photographs that capture and reveal Tamil cultural events and/or festivities. Through this contest, the Council encourages youth to take pride in their roots and share their rich heritage with the members of the Canadian community.



The song of Kaniyan Punkunran

By Editor - January 7th, 2012

The song of Kaniyan Punkunran

The song of Kaniyan Punkunran is a famous and widely known Tamil poem, it’s first lines, “Yaavum Oore Yavarum Kelir” is one widely recognized by Tamils. This poem originates from the ‘Pura naanooru’, a classical work of Tamil literature that speaks of life outside the home, particularly with Kingship, War, Ethics and Statenesmanship. It has been translated in English, and now appears in many poetry anthologies, and can resonate with a variety of people.