Tamil History & Heritage Workshop

Tamil Institute for Leadership Excellence (TILE) is proud to present the Tamil [தமிழ்] History and Heritage workshop series. This is based on a clear structure and curriculum with the focus to explore Tamil Identity and heritage without any bias. Tamil is one of the oldest, living languages to date. Tamil history is vast, rich, and perhaps even futuristic for its time. Over the years the Tamil identity has evolved and is continuing to evolve.

We are proud of our traditions, culture and social rituals, and practice them without understanding the roots or reasons for them. This discussion-based interactive workshop series aims to understand the history from the inception of human civilisation and understand how the Tamil identity has evolved to date. We have successfully conducted many deliveries of these workshops for multiple groups across the world.

The sessions are aimed to provide a safe space for discussions, so we encourage everyone to voice their questions and opinions. Throughout the webinars, we endeavour to touch upon the progressive nature of Tamil society and gender equality throughout the times. The workshop series is divided into six sessions as outlined below.

There will be one session per week lasting two hours:

1. Origin of Ancient Tamil Civilisation.

2. An Exploration of Historic Tamil Literature

3. Technological and Social advancement of the Chola Empire

4. Colonial Period and its ripple effect on Tamil Culture, Heritage and History

5. Tamil Cuisine and Medicine

6. Tamil Sports, Martial Arts and Fashion Trends

This workshop is free for students and unwaged, other are expected to contribute £59.00GBP for the six sessions. Please complete the form below and we would contact you.

Course start: TBA

தமிழ் வரலாறு மற்றும் பாரம்பரியம் தலைப்பில் பட்டறை வழங்குவதில் நாம் பெருமை அடைகின்றோம். இது ஒரு தெளிவான கட்டமைப்பு மற்றும் பாடத்திட்டத்தை அடிப்படையாகக் கொண்டு , எந்தவொரு சார்பு இல்லாமல் தமிழ் அடையாளம் மற்றும் பாரம்பரியத்தை ஆராய்வதை மையமாகக் கொண்டது.

இன்றுவரை வாழும் பழமையான மொழிகளில் ஒன்று தமிழ். தமிழ் வரலாறு பரந்த, செழுமை மிக்க, மற்றும் முற்போக்கானதாகும்.

பல ஆண்டுகளாக தமிழ் அடையாளம் வளர்ச்சி அடைந்து, தொடர்ந்து வளர்ச்சி அடைந்து வருகிறது.

தமிழர்கள் தங்கள் மரபுகள், கலாச்சாரம் மற்றும் சமூக சடங்குகள் குறித்து வேர்கள் அல்லது காரணங்களை புரிந்து கொள்ளாமல் பெருமைப்படுகிறார்கள். இந்த விவாத அடிப்படையிலான ஊடாடும் பட்டறைத் தொடர் மனித நாகரிகத்தின் தொடக்கத்திலிருந்தே வரலாற்றைப் புரிந்துகொள்வதோடு, இன்றுவரை தமிழ் அடையாளம் எவ்வாறு உருவாகியுள்ளது என்பதைப் புரிந்துகொள்வதையும் நோக்கமாகக் கொண்டுள்ளது.

உலகெங்கிலும் உள்ள பல குழுக்களுக்கான பட்டறைகளை வெற்றிகரமாக நடத்தியுள்ளோம். அத்தகைய பாடநெறிக்கான கோரிக்கைகளை பூர்த்திசெய்யும் வகையில், மேலும் இன்னும் மூன்று குழுக்களுக்கு நாங்கள் இப்பட்டறையை வழங்குகிறோம்.

இப்பட்டறை, விரிவுரை பாணிகளிலிருந்து வேறுபட்டு, பாதுகாப்பான இடத்தை வழங்குவதை நோக்கமாகக் கொண்டுள்ளன, எனவே ஒவ்வொருவரும் தங்கள் கேள்விகளையும் கருத்துகளையும் பகிர்ந்துகொள்ள ஊக்கிவிக்கின்றோம் . இப்பாட திட்டம் முழுவதும், தமிழ் சமுதாயத்தின் முற்போக்கான தன்மை மற்றும் பாலின சமத்துவம் ஆகியவற்றைத் பற்றி பேச நாங்கள் முயற்சி செய்கிறோம்.

6 வகுப்பு பட்டியலை கீழே காண்க. வாரத்திற்கு ஒரு வகுப்பு இருக்கும் (2 1/2 மணி நேரம்):

  1. பண்டைய தமிழ் நாகரிகங்களின் தோற்றம்
  2. வரலாற்று தமிழ் இலக்கியத்தின் ஆய்வு
  3. சோழ சாம்ராஜ்யத்தின் தொழில்நுட்ப மற்றும் சோழர் முன்னேற்றம்
  4. காலனித்துவ காலம் மற்றும் தமிழ் கலாச்சாரம், பாரம்பரியம் மற்றும் வரலாறு ஆகியவற்றில் அதன் விளைவு
  5. தமிழ் உணவு மற்றும் மருத்துவம்
  6. தமிழ் விளையாட்டு, தற்காப்பு கலை மற்றும் பேஷன் போக்குகள்

Course start: TBA

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Hear what the participants have to say about their experience with our workshops

“Knowledgeable facilitators, excellent content, and appealing delivery. Thoroughly interesting and captivating. Facilitators were engaging and encouraged all members to participate through exploration of their identities” – Senthuri, Toronto.

“Thank you for providing these online sessions, they have been very insightful which helped me to better understand my identity. These sessions have also provided a foundation to my learning where I can now develop my knowledge of my Tamil heritage” Gayathiri, London.

“This workshop series has taught me so much about Tamil culture and history, it has given a huge insight into what the lives of our ancestors would’ve been like. It has also helped me appreciate the richness of Tamil literature and the Tamil language. I would recommend this to anyone interested in learning more about their Tamil identity” – Anjali, London.

“The workshop taught me a lot that I didn’t know and probably would not have learned fr my parents. The ability to look at different theories and discoveries from ancient civilizations helped me feel connected to my Tamil heritage and ancestry. The way the course was designed allows one to explore their curiosity. Thank you so much for the opportunity to learn more and opening my eyes to a history I seldom hear about.” – Gaya Amirthavasar Dapp, San Jose, California, USA

“I would recommend all Tamil people to join this workshop, I have learnt so much and it only makes me want to learn even more about our history. I learnt a whole variety of things and I have already sent info about this workshop to friends and family and will continue to try and promote this. I feel like it is important for me to understand more about Tamil history and heritage as I identify myself as Tamil and I would like other people to also learn more and have pride in our identity as a Tamil. The classes were well presented and executed very well and a lot of good topics were covered. Highly recommended!!” – Anpan, London

“People without history are like trees without roots”. Thank you for giving me nutrition to grow” – Santhrika Sandrasekaram , Stockholm (Sweden)

“A very complete workshop for anyone who is interested in learning and understanding more about our background.” – Sindheya (Paris)

“A great start to learning about your Tamil roots! It was lovely to learn, clarify and confirm aspects of my previous knowledge on the different topics. Very interactive and hilarious at times! Will definitely recommend for the younger generation so they can build a stronger base to their Tamil identity and be proud!” – Thuvarahaa, London

“If you are struggling with your Tamil identity like I was, this is the course for you. TILE will answer all the questions you have in your mind and will leave you wanting to know more. Highly recommended ***** ” – Evelyne, London

“Knowing who you are and what your ancestor have contributed towards the word tamil, can be learned through this 6 weeks class.” – Santhous Sivasuntharam, London

“Thoroughly enjoyed the workshops and I believe they will inspire youth to do more research into Tamil history in whichever particular areas they are interested in. E.g. Chola empire/kumari kandam/cooking etc… I believe these classes will change many young people’s views on the Tamil community and culture as it destroys negative stigma/stereotypes and shows how our rich, diverse and cool Tamil history and culture is. Therefore I’d highly recommend more people to take part.” – Lavan, London

“This workshop is run by an extremely dedicated team, who work really well together to share their knowledge. They were very friendly and inviting and taught me a lot, in such a short period of time, about Tamil History.” Ragavi Thavayoganathan, London

“TILE’s workshop series was very informative and made want to do even more research in all areas of Tamil history, and inspired me to become more active in taking back the identity that we lost.” Anonymous

“The workshop helped me discover the many facets of the evolution within the Tamil culture and community. From ancient civilization to colonization and post-colonial impacts the workshop helped provide a holistic understanding of how the Tamil community has thrived for centuries.” – Anonymous

“I had so much fun and I didn’t expect to learn so much information in such short amount of time.” – Daakshayani Gnanaguru, London

“I thoroughly enjoyed attending these sessions, I appreciate that various topics were addressed and while they were all explained it was left to our discretion to go further explore these topics! Even with this workshop being online we formed such a tight group with all the interaction throughout the series, and that’s hard to find.” – Vharshaa Punithechelvan, Toronto

“Fantastic, insightful, which there were more sessions to really go in-depth with all the topics listed!” – Maria Thommyppillai, London

:The lessons were very well planned, enjoyed every session as each lesson touched a different aspect of Tamil history. A lot of discussion happened which was very interesting and insightful.” – Anonymous

“I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone curious about their Tamil heritage – I had very little knowledge going into the workshop, and came out knowing so much more and being prouder of my heritage. The discussion element is great, and you meet new people who have the same desire for knowledge” – Dominic, London

“Very passionate and engaging sessions. Every week, we had great opportunity not only to learn but also to critically think about certain topics and discuss within our group members. It also sparked us to go and discuss with our family members after each session.” – Vaaranan Jayakkumar, Toronto.

“If you want to understand your own heritage and culture better, take this course. It definitely made me feel closer to my Tamil heritage! I look forward to signing up to more courses that TILE has to offer” – Judy, London

“Living in the UK we are constantly influenced by the Western culture but outside of speaking Tamil at home and eating Tamil food, I didn’t have much connecting me to my roots. This 6 week series highlighted the richness and depth of the Tamil culture. We were constantly encouraged to ask questions and to contribute to the discussions which made these sessions a lot more engaging than being taught didactically. I also found comfort in meeting others who were also facing similar challenges of being part of the Tamil diaspora. I now feel more informed to make better decisions, especially when there’s a clash between our Tamil cultural values and Western cultural values. I would actively encourage you to get involved and get stuck in with the sessions with an open mind, and you’ll be surprised at how much you take away from it all!” – Jenardan Sellathurai, Coventry, UK