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History and Imagination

 Tamil Culture in the Global Context

R Cheran, Darshan Ambalavanar, Chelva Kanaganayakam

 

This collection of essays covers a broad range of topics concerning Tamil culture all over the world. Tamils, originating in South India and Sri Lanka, constitute a large part of the diasporic South Asians in Canada, as well as the United States, Australia, and Europe. This book is therefore of special relevance to the concerns of multiculturalism and globalization

Including essays by Layne Little, Archana Venkatesan, Susan Schomburg, Anand Pandian, E Annamalai, V Geetha, Ravi Vaitheespara, Chelva Kanaganayakam, Joseph A Chandrakanthan, and R Cheran

R Cheran is currently an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology at the University of Windsor. His publications include History and Imagination: Tamil Culture in the Global Context (2007), New Demarcations: Essays in Tamil Studies (2009), Pathways of Dissent: Tamil Nationalism in Sri Lanka (2010), and Empowering Diasporas: Dynamics of Post War Tamil Transnational Politics (2011).

Chelva Kanaganayakam is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Toronto and is also the Director for the Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Toronto. His major publications include Moveable Margins: The Shifting Spaces of Canadian Literature (2005), Counterrealism and Indo Anglian Fiction (2002), Lutesong and Lament: Tamil Writing from Sri Lanka (2001), Dark Antonyms and Paradise: The Poetry of Rienzi Crusz (1997), Configurations of Exile: South Asian Writers and Their World (1995), and Structures of Negation: The Writings of Zulfikar Ghose (1993). 



 
 
Also by Cheran:

  Wilting Laughter (2009)
  poetry / anthology
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  World Without Walls (2011)
  essays
  paperback; $36.00
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  You Cannot Turn Away (2011)
  poetry
  paperback; $24.95
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Cultural Studies
Paperback ISBN:  978-1-894770-36-1  
$28.95
Publication Date:  2007

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