SOAS University of London

SOAS South Asia Institute

Thiruvalluvar Celebration Day


Date: 13 May 2017Time: 1:45 PM

Finishes: 13 May 2017Time: 5:30 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Suite

Type of Event: Celebration


SOAS University's South Asia Institute is proud to be hosting a day to commemorate the great Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar. Join us for an afternoon of lectures, readings and performances which will celebrate his work and influence on Tamil scholarship and culture. We will also be marking the 21st Anniversary of the well-loved statue of Thiruvalluvar which sits just outside the main campus gates.

The event will also be an opportunity to find out more about continuing efforts to ensure that Tamil Studies at SOAS can be offered and that this vibrant and historically-significant language is taught to new generations of students far into the future.

Read more: full programme

Thiruvalluvar Day Recording

The recorded event can be found via this link.

Organiser: SOAS SSAI

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Contact Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4390