This post is based on the original Facebook post from 14th July 2020.
NDLA is a Norwegian national digital learning arena used by high school students (videregående skole elever)
NDLA has used the video reportage by NRK (Norwegian National Television) from 1988. Antony Rajendram travelled on a motorcycle from Jaffna. His planned destination was England to learn about marine and fishing. Friends he met in England gave him the hint that Norway is the country to learn about marine and fishing. He was the first Sri Lankan Tamil who came to Norway in 1956. In this video reportage, Antony is talking about identity. This is now an archive of NRK and NDLA has used this archival material in the educational task about “descriptive and dynamic identity”.
Details of the archive:
Original title: “Mennesker i mellom – Portrett av den andre siden”
Length: 19 minutes
Production year: 1988
Broadcasted: NRK1 · Thursday 3. mars 1988
This video is no longer available on this website. But will be available at an archival institution or at the NRK archive.
Tamil i Norge [Internett]. Provider: NRK. Retrieved from: https://ndla.no/subject:1:b9e86c43-93b8-49e9-81af-09dbc7d79401/topic:2:194233/topic:2:78143/resource:1:74649. Accessed: 24.11.2021
Due to the lack of or fragmented archives or limited access to archives in Tamil society, it has been challenging to get access to available sources that can support oral history interviews.
In this situation, writing about diaspora Tamil history will be a dynamic process that may change its shape and be updated over time. Thus, we welcome the public to provide feedback with any verifiable sources in the case of need for correction in the factual information on this website.