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INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE MARCH 23 & 24, 2013



                                    KAMBAN TAMIL RESEARCH CENTRE
 KAMBAN   MANI MANDAPAM                                  
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 KARAIKUDI – 630 001 
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                          INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE
                                           “KAMBAN AT ALL TIMES”
                                             MARCH   23 &   24, 2013
                               

Dear Friends:
            We have great pleasure to extend an Invitation to the International Research Conference organized by us at Karaikudi,Tamilnadu on March 23 & 24, 2013.This is being organized by us to commemorate the week long  Platinum Jubilee of the Kamban Festival celebrated by Karaikudi Kamban Academy from March 21 to 27, 2013
            We solicit your positive response and active participation and we are sure this will go a long way in the annals of Tamil Literary Research.
            We are furnishing below the details of the conference .We eagerly look forward to seeing you at Karaikudi.
                                                                                 Yours in Tamil Literary Service
                                                                                                                     Kamban Adisoodi
                                                                                                            
                                                                                                       Kamban Tamil Research Centre       
                                                                                                      (Secretary: Kamban Academy)

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KAMBAN     ACADEMY   
 # Tamil Savant Late Kamban Adippodi Saw.Ganesan founded Kamban Academy in 1939 to propagate the greatness of Tamil Poet Kavi Chakkaravarthi Kamban and his Tamil work “Ramavatharam” (known as Kamba Ramayanam).To achieve this he started celebrating Kamban Thirunal (Festival) annually at Karaikudi for three days and at the Samadhi of Kamban at Nattarasankottai (about 30 kms away from Karaikudi) on the fourth day. Rasikamani T K C inaugurated the festival in 1939 and from then on he celebrated it till his life time (1982) for 44 years continuously. From 1983 the mantle was passed on his senior disciple Kamban Adisoodi Pala Palaniappan as per the wish of the founder. Kamban Adisoodi continues the celebration for the past 30 years. A weeklong   Platinum Jubilee (75th year) Kamban Festival   will be celebrated from March 21 to March 27, 2013 in a grand manner.


# This is the only literary association celebrating the Platinum Jubilee by conducting annual festival during particular days every year without any break.
# Kamban Adippodi built a traditional six sided (shatkona) stone temple for the Goddess of Tamil language along with statutes for Tholkappiar, Agaththyar, Thiruvalluvar, Ilango Adikal, Kambar, Oliththai and Variththai. Sirpa Guru Dr V Ganapathi Sthapathi helped saw Ganesan in crystallizing the idols. This is the one and the only temple, in the world, built for Goddess of a Language.
# He also brought out, with the help of his friend Murray S Rajam and few other scholars a simplified edition of Kamba Ramayanam, a separate book for each canto, easy to be read by an ordinary man.
# Two endowment research lectures are being held every year in January and June in Kamba Ramayana and they are brought out in the same year in book form.
# Oratorical and essay competitions are also conducted for college students all over Tamilnadu in Kamba Ramayanam and Thirukkural and the prize awarded students are trained and given chances to speak in the Kamban Festival, thereby creating a second line of scholars.
# Literary Meetings is conducted every month on the first Saturday evenings with an eminent speaker and one such young orator.
# Arrangements are being made to compile a research oriented library for Tamil Literature                        to facilitate research scholars and to start a school of scholar students encouraging post graduate students and public in the study of Tamil Literature study.
# As a part of these attempts, international conferences will be held once in two years commencing from the ensuing 2013 conference and literary workshops in between years.
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FOR THE ATTENTION OF TAMIL   LITERARY AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS:
Three copies of research writings/books on Kamban and/or Kambaramayanam, written either in Tamil or English and published between 01-01-2011 and 31-12-2012, may please be sent to Kamban Tamil Research Centre on or before 05-01-2013 with the entry fee of Rs 100 / $10(as the case may be, a bank demand draft payable at Karaikudi in the name of “Kamban Tamil Research Centre”). A panel of senior most Tamil Savants will select one best  work  in  each  language  and  the  cash  awards  of  Rs 5,000/=  and                Rs 2,500/= respectively to the author and the publisher will be given during the conference.


REGULATIONS:
# Teaching faculty members/ student research scholars should send their papers along with the registration form and fees not later than 15-12-2012, with their full address for communication, including pin code, mobile phone number and e-mail id. This is a must since registration confirmation, conference invitation and such other relevant communications will be sent from the centre only by sms or e-mail.
# Papers can be in Tamil or English, but should be original thoughts of the delegate and in any case not copied and/or translated / embraced /adopted versions and should be forwarded with the approval of the guiding Professor with his name and seal and also the full name and address of the Institution in which they study / have undertaken the research / project.
# Public interested in literature study/project can also send their research papers forwarded by a local college / university Tamil Professor or President / Secretary of local Kamban Kazhakam along with registration form and delegate fee.
# Those Tamil Professors and  Public interested in literature , who do not submit a Paper , but would like to enjoy the conference proceedings are also welcome to register themselves as delegates by sending the registration form and the delegate fee noted against their category
# Papers should be with double line space, in about 750 to 800 words, in Bamini script if in Tamil, not exceeding 5 pages in A4 size paper sent via e-mail or in CD not later than 15-12-2012.. This must be followed with the registration form and the delegate fee before that date. Manuscripts will not be accepted.
# Delegates are requested to give footnotes for  poems quoted and/or passages referred and those without such reference footnotes will be deleted from the article for print.
# Papers not accepted for registration will not be returned, but the delegate fee bank draft will be returned before 31-01-2013.
# Those who wish to present power point presentation should inform the centre while sending the registration itself.
# Delegates will be intimated immediately after their Papers are selected by a panel of Professors and such Papers to be read in the conference will be compiled in a book form known as “KAMBAN TAMIL AAYVUKKOVAI” and will be published with ISBN number in the conference.


# Each delegate will be given a copy of the same, free of charge, along with conference kit, if they attend the conference and read their paper in person. Those who wish to obtain one or two extra copies of the book can buy the same at cost with prior intimation to the centre.
# TEN PAPERS WILL BE SELECTED BY THE PANEL FOR A SPECIAL AWARD BASED ON THEIR SPECIAL NATURE AND NEW APPROACH. THE DELEGATES WHO AUTHOURED THOSE PAPERS WILL BE AWARDED PRIZES AND HONOURED IN THE CONFERENCE VENUE.
# There will be separate sessions, for paper presentation, panel / group discussion and guest lecture, with provision for floor participation. Entertainment programmes will be held in the evenings followed by dinner.
# Delegates will be provided with free campus accommodation and food for those two days. Those who wish to have individual / twin sharing room accommodation will be given, on prior intimation to the centre and payment of charges.



REGISTRATION    FEES:
Teaching Faculty Delegates from India: Rs 500/=; Other Countries: U S A $ 50.(with or witout Paper presentation)
Research Student Delegates from India: Rs 350/=; Other Countries: U S A $ 25
Public Interested in literature from India: Rs 250/=; Other Countries: U S A $ 25. (With or without Paper presentation)

MODE OF PAYMENT:
Payment should be by Crossed Bank Demand Draft payable  at any of the banks at Karaikudi in the name of “Kamban Tamil Research Centre” and sent through Registered Post/ Speed Post /Courier mail  / FedEx Mail to  Kamban Tamil Research Centre, Kamban Mani Mandapam, Karaikudi 630 001, Tamilnadu, India. Intimations of mailing payment to be sent by sms to mobile phone: +91 94450 22137 or by e-mail to kambantamilcentre@gmail.com



LOCATION AND ROUTE:
Karaikudi is a municipal town on the South-Eastern fringe of Tamilnadu in the District of Sivaganga and easily reachable by air, road and train. It is about 80kms from the airports of both Tiruchirappalli, the Rock Fort / BHEL city, and Madurai, the temple city..
Two Express Trains daily connect Chennai Egmore and Karaikudi (via Tiruchirappalli):
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Train No.    Name                                    Dep.         Arr.                  Dep.          Arr.
                                                            Chennai  Karaikudi            Karaikudi    Chennai
16701 Rameswaram Express            21.40       07.10
16702 Chennai Express                                                                 20.30       06.30
16713   Rameswaram Express            17.00      00.35
16714 Chennai Express                                                                 23.35       08.20
There are also a number of overnight as well as day buses (both private and State owned) from Chennai to Karaikudi and back. (Approximate running time: 9 hours)
SIGHT SEEING:
Karaikudi is surrounded   by the architectural splendors of many temples like Pillayarpatti (the first and biggest bass relief, monolithic Vigneswara idol in South India in a rock cave temple), Kunrakkudi (one of the beautiful temples of Lord Karthikeya) and Thirukkottiyur (Ashtanga Vimana of three tier structure for Lord Mahavishnu). There are the captivating palatial and traditional Chettinad houses, well known for their intricate wood carving and exquisite old world architectural     beauty. The traditional bazaars still prevail and retain their    ageless charm.
Sightseeing will be conducted between 8am and 9.30am on March 23 to nearby temples like Pillayarpatti/ Kunrakkudi and an old type shandy; and in the evening between 5pm and 6.30pm to Chettinad Heritage Museum at Kanadukathan Village. On March 24,   between 8am and 9.30am to Heritage Chettinad buildings and in the evening between 5pm and 6pm to a few  ancient nagarathaar temples endowed with rich sculpture heritage.
 PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS OF KAMBAN ACADEMY
The 75th Annual Kamban Festival will be celebrated in the same venue at Karaikudi daily between 5.30pm and 8.30pm from March 21 to 26 and at Samadhi temple of Kavichakkaravarthi Kamban at Nattarasankottai (near Sivaganga). The delegates wishing to attend the celebrations will be provided with campus accommodation and food at cost. Interested   delegates must inform the centre well in advance and in any case not later than 15-02-2013.            

                  
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