KAMBAN TAMIL RESEARCH CENTRE
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INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE
“KAMBAN AT ALL TIMES”
MARCH 23 & 24, 2013
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 Tamil Research Centre
(Secretary: 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.
FOR THE ATTENTION OF TAMIL LITERARY AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS:
# 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.
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)
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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):
Train No. Name Dep. Arr. Dep. Arr.
16701 Rameswaram Express 21.40 07.10
16702 Chennai Express 20.30 06.30
16713 Rameswaram Express 17.00 00.35
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)
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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