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Food For Thought - NINAIVUMALAR 


Ninaivumalar in Tamil refers to a Book of Memories or Bouquet of Memories. It is a tribute to the departed. The publication of Ninaivumalars is a long tradition among the Ceylon (Sri Lankan) Tamil Community but uncommon among other Tamils. In this essay, you will find some fascinating aspects of this special tradition. It is written by a leading scholar from the community.  Dr Arun Bala is a philosopher by training and has taught at the National University of Singapore and University of Toronto. Dr Bala has published extensively on dialogue of civilisations. Hope you enjoy this offering in our series Food For Thought which is designed to bring different aspects of  culture to our audience.

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