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Roy Ratnavel’s incredible journey begins when he was 17, taken by government soldiers to a prison camp for no reason other than guilty of being Tamil. He was tortured for two months, until he was able to get word out to a family friend-a colonel in the Sri Lankan army. ‘Uncle’ Fernando was able to […]

Perumal Murugan’s Pyre, a novel about caste based violence, becomes the first Tamil work to be longlisted for the prestigious International Booker prize. “Perumal Murugan is a great anatomist of power and, in particular, of the deep, deforming rot of caste hatred and violence,” the 2023 Booker judges said. It tells the story of a […]

The Sadness of Geography: My Life as a Tamil Exile is the new book by Toronto based writer Logathasan Tharmathurai, who recounts his harrowing journey as a teenage refugee in the quest for a better life, never giving up on his dream of seeing his family again. Born to a wealthy family in northern Sri […]

Many will know Toronto raised Rajiv Surendra as Kevin G, everyones favourite rapping mathlete from the hit 2004 teen film ‘Mean Girls’ starring Lindsay Lohan. Dig deep into Rajiv’s life, now in Manhattan, you will find a multi-talented young Tamil man who meets head on the many challenges an artiste faces. Aswell as an actor, […]