In 2017, Baheerathy Kumarendiran started on a book project under the topic of “how Tamil language education was developed in Norway by Tamils who migrated to Norway“. This project was started as an independent and private project to document the local history of Tamils in Norway.
With this background, on 22. April 2020 Ola Alsvik from the NLI contacted Baheerathy Kumarendiran regarding re-activating the project of Norwegian-Tamil culture and history at Lokalhistoriewiki.no. NLI’s invitation to the Norwegian-Tamil culture and history project was made known to the Tamils living in Norway on 08th July 2020 through the Facebook page of “DsporA Tamil Archive”. This was an open invitation to all Tamils living and associated with Norway to become a contributor in creating the Tamil-Norwegian local history.