West indian literature

Celebrating the Tamil language and its literature


UNIVERSITI Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Indian Student Representatives Club released a book commemorating its 24th Ilakkiya Payanam (Literary Journey) Festival, Makkal Osai reported.

Club president Devakumar Arangkannan said this year’s event was themed “Puthu Yugam” (New Era) and featured literary competitions including poetry writing and recitals. The festival and competitions aim to promote Tamil language and literature among students. Selected entries and submissions from the event have been compiled into a book for sale.

Proceeds from the event were used to help students in Tamil schools as part of a new club initiative, Vice President Thayashree Muniandy said.

> A protest against a proposed name change for a district in India led to the burning of a minister’s house, the daily also reported.

The state government had proposed to rename Konaseema district to Dr BR Ambedkar Konaseema district. Following the proposal, several caste organizations organized protest marches.

The above articles are compiled from vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). Thus, the stories are grouped according to the respective language/media. When a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate short story.

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