Eastern Voices Against Western Colonialism
Born in different countries, these two writers had remarkably similar life arcs. Tirto of Indonesia and Bharati of India were freedom fighters. Their foes -- colonial oppressors. Their battleground – journalism. Their weapon of choice – the pen. These turbaned, moustachioed native warriors even resembled each other in their sartorial look and intense gaze! More of their fascinating life and work in this online talk. Tune in!
Speaker: Dr. Azhar Ibrahim
Click here to view the talk.
This section brings together relatively unknown and stimulating information relating to various aspects of Tamil culture and history.
The first series focuses on Tamil connections with early modern Europe.
This section features information, ideas and views to stimulate reflection and dialogue. We welcome contributions.
To keep Tamil a living language in Singapore, it is necessary for the younger generation of Tamils to understand and appreciate the significance of Tamil culture and tradition. This project aims to provide basic information about Tamil culture and tradition.
Digital Resource on Tamil Culture and Tradition
The Digital Archive of Singapore Tamil Dance (DASTD) is the final edition in the series of digital archives that the National Library Board (NLB) and the Tamil Digital Heritage Group (TDHG) have been jointly developing over the years.
சிங்கப்பூரின் வரலாறு, அடையாளம் குறித்த புரிதலை மேம்படுத்த உதவியுள்ள தமிழ் மரபுடைமை மின்தொகுப்பு
Center for Singapore Tamil Culture Launch
Mr Arun Mahizhnan, Director,
Center for Singapore Tamil Culture
Today is a historical day for all of Singapore, especially for Tamils. Though Tamils are known to have arrived, occupied and even settled in this region centuries ago...
It was our pleasure to join Oli 96.8FM’s early morning talk show to speak about the journey of CSTC. Dr. Elavazhagan Murugan and Jayasutha Samuthiran shared about CSTC’s objectives, projects, and plans for the future. Sushma Soma talked about her joint production with CSTC – “Naalum Oru Geetham.”
Watch this space for more updates on our upcoming projects.
The logo is made up of eight arrows and three primary colours. The big and small arrows depict the "eight directions," which in Tamil connotes all directions, from which Tamil culture has been influenced in big and small ways. Tamil culture is a distillation of such multidirectional influences. Likewise, Tamil culture has influenced others in many directions. The arrows are arranged with gaps in between to indicate the open and dynamic nature of Tamil culture, instead of being fossilised in a closed, exclusive environment. Just as the three primary colours of Red, Green and Blue, when combined, create a multitude of other colours, so are the numerous cultural manifestations based on a few fundamental values of the culture.