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Tamil Electronic Library

Tamil is one of the major South Indian ("Dravidian") Languages, currently spoken by over 70 million people worldwide. Tamil Electronic Library is a website designed to provide comprehensive information on nearly all topics of interests to Tamil Diaspora (History, Language, Script, Arts, Dance, Music, Cinema, Literature, major Tamil Portals, ...). This site originally based at Geocities is being moved here.

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  • Ref. Sheets on Tamil people, Language, Literature, Culture, . . .
  • A Brief Introduction to Tamils' History, Culture and Literature (Prof. Velupillai)
    Tamil Language -History and Features (Prof. M. Varadarajan)
    History of the Tamil Diaspora (V. Sivasupramaniam)
    Aspects of South Indian Numismatics of Interest to Tamil Diaspora
    Tamilnadu's Contribution to Carnatic Music (B.M.Sundaram)
    Kural verses in early Tamil script forms
    tirukural: internet resources & translations in languagues of the world
    Thamizh thaai vaazhthu - Official Prayer Hymn of Tamilnadu
    Symbolic forms of Tamil numerals and fractions
    Time count, days, months and years as per Tamil Calender
    Kolam - simple ones for beginners
    A collection of Tamil names for new born babies (Bala Swaminathan)
    Historical Atlas of South India (French Inst. of Pondicherry)
    A collection of small Tamil verses for Children
    A List of 64 kinds of arts (aayakalaikal 64)
    Tamilnadu Arts and Handicrafts Specialities
    Tanjore Picture Paintings and their lead Artists of Tamilnadu
    Chronology of events related to Tamils in Sri Lanka (1500 -1948)
    archana in Tamil (thamizhil archanaigaL)
    A chronological listing of Rulers of Tamilnadu
    Great Anthologies of Tamil Literature
    Chrono. Listing of Tamil Literature - Part I (....BC - 17th C. AD)
    Chrono. Listing of Tamil Literature - Part II 18th C - 20th C. AD)
    authors of akanaanooru and puranaanooru (compiled by M. Karunanidhi)
    List of Tamil Saints: Alwars and Nayanmars
    A short collection of popular tamil proverbs (in tamil unicode)
    A short collection of popular tamil folk/country songs (in tamil unicode)
    Glossary of Tamil Names for Hindu Gods, Goddesses, Zodiac signs, stars, objects, ..
    A collection of Tamil Marriage songs
    Dalits (SC, ST communities) of Tamilnadu (S. Clarke)
    Review of some books on Dalits of Tamilnadu
    Persistence of Caste and Anti-Caste Resistance in India and the Diaspora
    Siddha Medicinal system of Tamilnadu
    On the Silk Industry of Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu
    A glossary of computer-related words in Tamil
    Hindu, Muslim and Christian faith-based Tamil festivals
    Dates of Hindu, Muslim and Christian festivals-2006
    Batu Caves Murugan Temple of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Temples of Tamilnadu - part I
    Temples of Tamilnadu - part II
    Largest Hindu Temple in Europe for Balaji consecrated in British Midlands
    Little Jaffna: South Asian part of Paris, France
    Little India: The Tamilian Quartier of Singapore
    Tamil Diaspora in Switzerland
    A Brief History of the Tamils of Mauritius (M. Sangalee)
    Indian Diaspora of the Gulf States Region
    Building of Hindu Temples, integration in Germany
    Recipes for South Indian Food Speciality items
    Items for Indian Cuisine available online at Amazon.com
    Resources for Learning Tamil (books, cassettes, websites)
    A List of Tamil Films of Thirties and Forties
    Chronology of Events related to Tamils in Sri Lanka (1500 -1948)
    Universal Declaration of Human Rights (in Tamil)
    Online Store to buy items of interest to Tamil Diaspora

  • A Potpurri of Websites (>1000) of interest to Tamil Diaspora
  • A List of Hindu Temples in Europe
    A List of Hindu Temples in Australia, Singapore & Africa
    A List of Hindu Temples in Canada
    List of Hindu Temples in the USA -part I (states AK -CA)
    List of Hindu Temples in the USA -part II (states CO- GA)
    List of Hindu Temples in the USA -part III (states HI -LA)
    List of Hindu Temples in the USA -part IV (states MA-MS)
    List of Hindu Temples in the USA -part V (States NC -NM)
    List of Hindu Temples in the USA -part Va (states States OH - WV)
    List of Tamil Ezines (magazines) and periodicals on the Net
    Website links for Carnatic Music Instrumentalists
    Website links for Carnatic Music Vocalists
    List of Tamil Sangams / Manrams / Associations around the world
    I: Tamil Portals, TN Govt sites, sites on Cities of Tamilnadu
    II: Carnatic Music and Classical Dance (bharathanatyam)
    III: Hindu Temples, Religion, Philosophy
    IV: Newspapers, ezines, magazines, tamil learning,...
    V: Tamil Cinema, Actors, Actresses, ...
    VI: Educ. Institutions, Sangams, Srilankan, Tamil muslim sites
    VII: South Indian Businesses on the Net, Miscellaneous
    List of Indian Book Publishers & Distributors on the Net

  • Tamil Fonts, Softwares, Interconversion of files, Tamil webpages,...
  • BharateeyaOO - Open Office localised Tamil version
    Online resources for Tamil Unicode on computers
    Tamil Text convertors (for interconversion between ISCII, TSCII, Unicode, IPA, ITRANS,..)
    Official Font encoding, Keyboard Standards of Tamilnadu Govt.
    Free Tamil (TAB) fonts based on the new standards of Tamilnadu Govt.
    Draft Font encoding & Keyboard Standards announced at Tamilnet 99 Conf.
    Tamil Script Code for Information Interchange TSCII - Details
    FREE Tools (fonts, keyboard editors,...) based on TSCII Encoding
    Mylai Tamil font (free)
    Mylai Web Forum
    Mylai tamil font for use on UNIX machines!!
    Historical overview on the development of charset standards
    Tamil Fonts and Interconversion of files
    Softwares for transliterated form of Tamil, Word Processors
    Setting up Web pages in Tamil based on Mylai and other fonts
    An overview of software tools for word-processing in Tamil
    Introduction to 8-bit bilingual font encoding standards
    Guidelines & Sample tamil webpages based on TSCII

  • Classified Bibliography of Books on Tamil Langauge, Literature, Culture, . . .
  • List of Books in Tamil Language available at Amazon.com
    List of Books in Tamil Literature available at Amazon.com
    List of Books in Indian Cuisine available at Amazon.com
    List of Books in Tamil History, Politics available at Amazon.com
    Tamil Books You can buy Online from Amazon bookstore-page 1
    Tamil Books You can buy Online from Amazon bookstore-page 2
    Tamil Books You can buy Online from Amazon bookstore-page 3
    A List of Tamil Novels published prior to 1950
    Tamil Novels of 20th Century and Their Authors (In english)
    A short list of Tamil scholars from Overseas and their works
    Ref. Books for Tamil Literature (Lexicon), Language (dictionary)
    Tamil books on Literature of Sangam Period
    Books on Tamil Epics (cilappatikaram, manimekalai,.....)
    English commentaries of tamil literary works/Religion
    Books on Tamil History and Culture
    List of Etexts of Tamil Literary works available free at Project Madurai

    Books on Tamil Drama
    Books on Sri Lankan Tamils and Srilankan Conflit
    50 years of Srilankan Tamil Literature (Prof. K. Sivathamby)
    Books on Tamilnadu Politics, ethnicity, culture,...
    Books on Dravidian (Tamil) Linguistics
    Tamil Book Classics available in Microforms
    English translations of tamil novels & short stories
    Tamil translations of Indian language works
    Tamil translations of English language works
    Books on Carnatic & Hindustani Music - a bibliography
    Books on South Indian Temples - a bibliography

  • Tamil Research and Research Centers In India
  • Pondicherry Inst. of Linguistics and Culture, Pondy, India
    Institute of Asian Studies, Chennai, India
    Tamil Publications of Inst. of Asian Studies, Chennai, India
    International Inst. of Tamil Studies, Chennai, India
    Tamil Publications of International Inst. for Tamil Studies,Chennai, India
    Roja Muthiah Research Library, Chennai, India
    Tamil University,Tanjavur, Tamilnadu, India
    Thanjavur Sarawathi Mahal Library
    Tamil Publn. of Annamalai Univ, Tamilnadu
    A collection of articles on Tamil Literature from research journals
    A collection of articles on Tamil Language, Linguistics from research journals
    Doctoral thesis dissertations on tamil novels
    Tamil Music College & Tamil Isai Sangam
  • InfoSheets on Tamilnadu State and its Major Cities
  • List of Chief Ministers of Tamilnadu since 1920
    Postal (PIN) Codes for different parts of Chennai, Tamilnadu
    State Council of Ministers (as of May 2006)
    Web directory for State, Central Govt. Departments in Tamilnadu
    List of Higher Educational Institutions in Tamilnadu
    A list of leading Tamil Book Publishers of Tamilnadu
    Deemed Universities of Tamilnadu
    Flight Departures from Chennai Airport (+domestic timings)
    Train Timings at Madras Central station
    List of Radio Stations broadcasting in Tamilnadu
    History, Geographical and Physical Features of Chennai City
    Industrial and Real Estate Growth in Chennai in recent Times
    A list of malls and shopping Centers in Chennai
    List of Government and Private Hospitals in Chennai,
    A List of wildlife sanctuaries of Tamilnadu
  • 20th Century Tamil Authors and Their Literary Works
  • 20th C authors whose works are in public domain ( in TSCII format)
    List of 20th C tamil novels by authors-part I ( in tamil script/TSCII)
    List of 20th C tamil novels by authors-part 2 ( in tamil script/TSCII)
    List of 20th C tamil novels by authors-part 3 ( in tamil script/TSCII)
    notable contributions of 20th century tamils-part 1
    notable contributions of 20th century tamils-part 2
    Literary works of Meenakshisundaram Pillai
    Life History, Literary Works of C.N. Annadurai
    Life History, Literary Works of T.P. Meenakshisundaram
    Literary Works of M. Karunanidhi
    Life History & Literary Works of Bharathidasan
    Life History & Literary Works of Kavinjar Kannadhasan
    Life History & Literary Works of C.Subramania Bharathiyar
    Literary Works of Ma.Po. Sivagnanam
    A short collection of Songs of Bharathidasan (in unicode format)
    A short collection of Songs of C. Subramania Bharathi (in tamil unicode format)
    A short collection of Film Songs of Kannadhasan (in unicode format)
    A short collection of Songs of Pattukottai Kalyanasundaram (in TSCII format)