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There might be renewed curiosity in studying Tamil novels, says P. Chidambaram

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Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram expressed hope that there could be a renewed curiosity in studying novels in Tamil language.

Taking part in a operate to current Soundara Kailasam literary award to the novel Annamazhagi, authored by Andanoor Sura, Mr. Chidambaram stated he was blissful when he knew that Kala Pani, the novel by former IAS officer received the Sahitya Akademi award. “When I visited a book stall, the book was on the shelf of a new arrival along with the 22nd edition of Karuvachi Kaviyam,” he stated.

Praising Annamazhagi, a reputation of a rice selection, Mr. Chidambaram stated the novel gave him insights about totally different rice varieties cultivated in Tamil Nadu and the pest that may usually have an effect on the paddy.

“Another interesting aspect of the novel was the dialects. It is not easy for an outsider to understand many usages. So I asked the author to go through the proof so that there would no mistakes,” he stated, explaining that the dialects had come in useful in portraying the hand-to-mouth existence of farmers.

“Poverty still remains in the country even after so many decades. Everyone would be happy if it was eradicated. It remains in the society in all states and even one could not say that Tamil Nadu was free from it,” he stated on the occasion organised collectively by Ezhuthu and Kavitha Publishers.

Lyricist Vairamuthu stated it was the dialect that had sustained Tamil language and prevented the entry of phrases from different languages. Justice Raja Elango, former Choose of the Madras Excessive Court docket, stated what had sustained Tamil language was the tradition and civilisation espoused in Tamil literary works.

Author and filmmaker Bharathi Krishnakumar recalled nationwide poet Subramania Bharathi to reiterate the purpose {that a} language was sustained each by writers and their patrons. The creator of the e-book Sura additionally spoke.

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