S. J. V. Chelvanayakam archive collection launch in Canada

Photo: Wikipedia. Thanthai Chelva (Father Chelva). Father of Tamil nationalism.

University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) is launching the S. J. V. Chelvanayakam (Samuel James Veluppillai Chelvanayakam) archive at the UTSC Library Archives. A virtual launch is held on Friday 26th February 2021 from 09:00am to 12:00pm (Eastern Time – US & Canada)

«This event marks the launch of the archive of S. J. V. Chelvanayakam, an extraordinarily significant political leader of the Tamil community in postcolonial Sri Lanka. As a leader, lawyer, and parliamentarian, Chelvanayakam’s life bears witness to significant political events on the island from the 1950s to the 1970s. His papers, consisting of voluminous correspondence, along with documents and pamphlets, were meticulously collected by Mr Chelvanayakam’s daughter, Susili Chelvanayakam Wilson. The archive was then donated to the University of Toronto Scarborough Library by Susili Chelvanayakam Wilson and Mr Chelvanayakam’s granddaughter, Malliha Wilson.» (UTSC)


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