The essays in this vibrant collection, selected from the 2007 Tamil Studies Conference, range across a number of disciplines to address issues central to contemporary Tamil Studies. Contributions deliberately encompass multiple areas of inquiry — such as history, culture, religion, and gender — and divergent perspectives, in order to allow for a meaningful exchange of ideas relevant to Tamil identity. With all its diversity, New Demarcations is bound together by a common interest in the politics of identity as it relates to Tamil Studies.
About the authors
R. Cheran is Assistant Professor in the department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Windsor and a senior research fellow at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) in Sri Lanka.
Darshan Ambalavanar is a visiting fellow at the Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Toronto.
Chelva Kanaganayakam is currently an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Toronto. His publications include Structures of Negation: The Writings of Zulfikar Ghose (1993); Configurations of Exile: South Asian Writers and Their World (1995) and Dark Antonyms and Paradise: The Poetry of Rienzi Crusz (1997).
Other titles by R. Cheran
Other titles by Chelva Kanaganayakam
Uprooting the Pumpkin
Selections from Sri Lankan Tamil Literature, 1950-2012
In Our Translated World
You Cannot Turn Away
World Without Walls
Being Human, Being Tamil
Three Tamil Poets
History and Imagination
Tamil Culture in the Global Context
Counterrealism and Indo-Anglian Fiction
The Shifting Spaces in Canadian Literature
Lutesong and Lament
Tamil Writing from Sri Lanka