TO COORDINATE & UNITE THE WORLD-TAMILS FOR LANGUAGE AFFAIRS/DEVELOPMENT,LITTERATURE, CULTURE,HUMANRIGHTS,SAFETY,AHIMSA,EQUALITY,JUSTICE,FREEDOM, FRIENDSHIP,HARMONY,UNITY,PEACE AND PROGRESS/HAPPINESS/SPRITUALITY!
WE SHOULD MARCH TOWARDS TAMIL UNITY & PROGRESS BASED ON GANDHIYAM ...!!!
WE ALL SHD WORK HARD TOWARDS HUMAN RIGHTS, FREEDOM, EQUALITY,SAFETY,PEACE,UNITY & JUSTICE!
BOOK REVIEW BY V.SIVASUPRAMANIAM/ RTD TEACHER-J.H.C.,SRILANKA
BOOK REVIEW -BY V.Sivasupramaniam ---------------- WORTHY EXPERIENCES OF A NORWEGIAN TAMIL Shanmugappirabu Nalliah ............................ The five hundred page volume in Tamil is a publication to commemorate the Golden Jubliee of the birth of the author.It is a unique publication in the sense that the majority of the contributions are in verse than in prose form.The verse form is far away from the traditional pattern but falls under a new pattern in a lucid and easily understandable style that could be very well appreciated by the glolbal diasporic second and third generation of Tamils.In this respect the author has succeeded well in reaching his global audience.The entire work could be classified under three categories--tribiutes to elders,social leaders and his kith and kin; the author's exchanges , interviews and experience with diverse personalities in the various Afro-Asian and European countries of his travels; and finally creating awareness and canvassing support for the Tamil cause in his native land which is very close to the author's heart.
The author hails from the traditionally cultural village of Inuvil in Jaffna and had his secondary education in the prestigious Jaffna Hindu College. He is a Peradeniya produced Agricultural scientist turned global Journalist who has made Norway his permanent country of domicile due to circumstances beyond his control having undergone the trauma due to political conditions back home.His early training during his pre-university days with the home-grown Tamil daily and later with the national Tamil daily enabled him to organise and continue the global Tamil journal " Sarvadesa Tamilar " with great acceptance and appreciation in dessiminating information and canvassing support for the Tamil cause.
The author is full of gratitude for all those who helped and supported him from his childhood including his parents, relations, his kith and kin and also his dedicated teachers,religious and social leaders who went a long way to shape his career and life.Being a Gandhian from his youth, he had a burning desire for social justice throughout his career and successfully organised anti-alchoholic movements at grassroot levels.He has sufficiently brought out his appreciation of religious and cultural values, and nature's contribution to happier life style in our rural setting so as make those who are living far away from our native land to recall and appreciate such rich values.
Where ever he travelled, be it European countries or India and the Far East he has made meaningful contacts with people who matter with the main purpopse of making them aware of the problems faced by the Tamils back home.This has helped to create supportive international opinion on the burning issues of the time.He developed such a passion to redress the grievances of our people so muich so that as a student he had the courage to present a petition of requests on the stage of the World Tamil International Conference held in Madurai in 1981 to the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M.G.Ramachandran which had favourtable results.His writings go a long way to reveal the amount of ground work that he had organised in Norway and with other international bodies to lobby them to involve in the many and prolonged peace processes in Sri lanka.
All in all, the publication contains worthy experiences that should be read fully to experience the worth of its value.The author's efforts are to be appreciated as a lot of involvement and dedication has gone into this publication and it is well worth the efforts. It was printed by Manimekhalai Printers in T" Nagar , Chernnai and has come out as a well bound attractive publication and was released in Chennai in September 2007