The Tamil Literary Garden is involved in the promotion and development of Tamil internationally. Though Tamil is an ancient language, one of the oldest in the world with significance to global literature, scant little has been done to date to actively promote or celebrate the language and contemporary authors who have contributed to its growth. Hence the Tamil Literary Garden seeks to serve the cause of Tamil literature and to this end its focus is on supporting translations of Tamil literature, sponsoring lecture series, commissioning publications, book launches, and workshops. In its annual, globally awaited awards ceremony Tamil Literary Garden recognizes significant achievements in Tamil in a number of genres and fields.
About Tamil Literary Garden
Founded in 2001, the Tamil Literary Garden is a Toronto based charitable organization (registration number 86107 1371 RR 0001) committed to promoting the development of Tamil literature and studies – the only one to do so both nationally and internationally. Among its activities, the event that takes centre stage is a Lifetime Achievement Award, given annually to a writer, scholar, critic or editor, who, over a period of time, has made a very significant contribution to the growth or study of Tamil literature. The Lifetime Achievement Award includes a cash prize of $2,500.00. Tamil Literary Garden is unique in being the only one in the world dedicated to the promotion of Tamil internationally. All your contributions are crucial to our efforts to keep Tamil alive and to bring the best of what we have to offer to the world. The Tamil Literary Garden is a charitable organization and your donation is tax-deductible. For more details visit http://www.tamilliterarygarden.com.