Tamil University jointly with Sahitya Akademy would organise a two-day seminar on the latest trends in Tamil novels on October 23 and 24 at the university, said M. Thirumalai, Vice Chancellor, Tamil University, here on Monday.
“One hundred and thirty six years had gone by since the first novel in Tamil “Pradaba Mudaliar Charithram” was written by Vedhanayagam Pillai in 1879. Meanwhile, novel literature has undergone several changes,” Mr. Thirumalai told presspersons.
Krishnasamy Nachimuthu, coordinator for Tamil, Sahitya Akademy, would preside over the inauguration on October 23. Sirpi Balasubramanian, Vanampadi poet, R. Kamarasu, general council member of Sahitya Akademy, and K. Thilakavathi, head and professor of literature department, would speak.
‘Upapandavar’ written by S. Ramakrishnan, ‘Thandavapuram’ by Solai Sankara Perumal, ‘Korkai’ by J.D. Bruce, ‘Cholagar Thotti’ by Balamurugan, and ‘Thol’ written by T.Selvaraj, which has won the Sahitya Akademy award, would be taken up for discussion. Writer Prabanjan, Sahitya Akademy award winner, would deliver the valedictory address on October 24.