Tamil Eelam liberation struggle documents part 2: Two Tamil magazines published in Norway

Suthanthire thakam (1989)
Suvaduhal (1988)

«Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past» (George Orwell)2. From an archive repository perspective, a nation is strengthened only when it has the means to preserve and access the documents of all aspects and sides of society. It becomes essential for a society to gain insight by examining the past to plan the future. It also becomes fundamental to examine our present to preserve the past.

dspora.no, 16.11.2020

«Nature is my friend. Life is my teacher of philosophy. History is my guide»

Hon. Veluppillai Prabhakaran4


Suthanthire thakam, meaning thirst for freedom (1989)│Suvaduhal, meaning traces (1988)

Content:

  • Tamil migration to Norway
  • Tamil organisations in Norway
  • Suthathire thakam: Tamil Coordinating Committee
  • Suthathire thakam: Newsletter
  • Suthathire thakam: Booklet
  • Suthathire thakam: Magazine
  • Suvaduhal: Tamil-Norwegian Association
  • Suvaduhal: Magazine
  • Socio-political and Tamil Eelam liberation struggle documents

Tamil migration to Norway

Antony Rajendram was the first Eelam Tamil who migrated to Norway in 1956. Followed by him, Eelam Tamil migration to Norway can be divided into three main pools since the 1960s and onwards:

  1. Work combined vocational training immigrants
  2. Student immigrants to folk high schools or universities
  3. Refugees

Family reunion has happened parallelly with all three pools.

Tamil organisations in Norway

Suthanthire thakam: Tamil Coordinating Committee

Suthathire thakam: Newsletter

Tamil Coordinating Committee. (1989?). சுதந்திர தாகம். Oslo: Tamil Coordinating Committee

Suthathire thakam: Booklet

Tamilar Nalanpuri Mantram. (1988). சுதந்திர தாகம். Oslo: Tamilar Nalanpuri Mantram

Suthathire thakam: Magazine

Suvaduhal: Tamil-Norwegian Association

Suvaduhal: Magazine

Socio-political and Tamil Eelam liberation struggle documents


Disclaimer
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 which 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 in this website.


Oral history interviews and other communication


Endnotes

References

விடுதலைப் புலிகள்: தமிழீழ விடுதலைப் புலிகளின் அதிகாரபூர்வமான ஏடு. (1985). தமிழீழ விடுதலை இயக்கங்கள் இணைந்தன. தமிழீழ விடுதலைப் புலிகள்.


புதுப்பிப்பு│Update: 28.11.2020

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