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உலகத்தமிழர் அனைவர்க்கும் எங்களது உளங்கனிந்த புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துகள்! ஹார்வர்டு பல்கலைக்கழகத்தில் தமிழ் இருக்கைக்காக உலகின் பல்வேறு பகுதிகளில் தமிழ் அமைப்புகளும், தனிப்பட்ட அளவிலானநண்பர் குழுக்களும் நிதிதிரட்டும் நிகழ்வுகளை நடத்தி நன்கொடைகளை அளித்தவண்ணம் இருக்கின்றனர். இவையனைத்தும் தமிழ்இருக்கை அமைப்பினால் முறைப்படுத்தப்பட்ட வழிமுறைகளின் மூலம் நடைபெறுகின்றன என்பது மகிழ்ச்சிகரமான செய்தி. முகநூல்வாயிலாக சிலர் நிதிதிரட்டும் முயற்சிகளில் ஈடுபடுகின்றனர் என்று அறிகிறோம். அதுபோல் தமிழகத்திலும் பல்வேறு அமைப்புகளும், நண்பர்களும் சிறிசிறு ரூபாய் நன்கொடைகளைத் திரட்டி அனுப்பும் முயற்சிகளில் தாமாகவே ஈடுபட ஆரம்பித்துள்ளனர் என்று அறிகிறோம். அவ்வாறு செய்ய விரும்புகிறவர்கள் முதலில்எங்கள் குழுவுடன் தொடர்பு கொண்டு ஒப்புதல் பெறுமாறு அன்புடன் வேண்டிக்கொள்கிறோம். அதன்மூலம் சிலபோலியானவர்கள் தவறான எண்ணத்தில் செயல்படுவதைத் தடுக்க உதவும்.


‘Tamil Chair Inc.(TCI)’ wishes Tamils worldwide a Happy New Year! We are grateful that Tamil organizations & Friends, in different parts of the world, are organizing fund raisers and sending money to TCI for Harvard Tamil Chair. All these fund raisers use acceptable modes of payments recognized by TCI. Few individuals like to raise donations via Facebook. Similarly, few organizations or groups in Tamil Nadu started to raise rupee donations. We request such people or organization to contact us and get a formal approval from us before venturing into such initiatives. This would help us avoid any pitfalls, and keep the fundraising process clean and transparent.

Thank you for your cooperation & support
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Tamil Chair at Harvard University

“We are very pleased to convey to you our desire to support the establishment of the first Sangam Professorship in Tamil Studies at Harvard University. We are thrilled to work with the Tamil community towards this shared goal. This effort will require a total commitment of $6 million”.

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Statement by Prof. David Shulman

Dr. David Shulman – Indologist. Professor of Humanistic Studies
– The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Author of 'Tamil – A Biography'
The initiative to found a Chair for Tamil studies at Harvard is a very welcome one, long overdue. Tamil is one of the world's major languages, and the only South Asian language to have evolved continuously from a very ancient past (some 2000 years of astonishing cultural activity) while remaining a living contemporary language spoken by tens of millions of people.

Its literary tradition is among the finest in human civilization, encompassing marvelous love poetry, epic, philosophical texts, the reflexive sciences of grammar, logic, and poetics, historiography, and an enormous religious literature. An infrastructure for Tamil already exists at Harvard; a chair in Tamil will formalize this humanistic field there and impact upon the study of South Asian civilization in other major academic centers throughout the world.

A great university that offers deep study of Chinese, Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Persian, and many other critically important languages should find a place for Tamil, which belongs in this prestigious series. In a period when chairs in Tamil studies are endangered in several important universities, for the usual reasons, the creation of a Chair for Tamil at Harvard would be a signal to the academic world that south Indian civilization matters, and that Tamil itself merits the depth of scholarly interest that Harvard, perhaps more than any other institution, can provide.


Why Tamil Chair?

Why Harvard for Tamil Chair?

Harvard Tamil Chair

First Sangam Professorship in Tamil Studies at Harvard University

What is

Tamil chair?

Effort to promote the significance of Tamil language studies

Need for a

Tamil chair?

To represent a great prestige for Tamil in Harvard University

Why at


Harvard provides a great opportunity for Tamil scholars

Benefits of

Tamil chair?

Tamil language’s legacy to survive and grow.

Once the Chair
is endowed,

Tamil will be taught as long as Harvard University exists.

Harvard University has reviewed and accepted a proposal to institute a “Sangam Tamil Chair” in the Department of South Asian Studies with the primary focus on the studies of the Tamil Sangam Literature.


Honourable Donors

Canadian Tamil Sangam Donor

Tamil Canadians Support the Establishment of Tamil Chair in Harvard University


Speech by

Jonathan Ripley

Jonathan Ripley's Tamil Speech @ FeTNA 2016 - NewJersey


Communications with Harvard University

A Letter from Harvard University!
Sangam Professorship in Tamil Information
Sangam Tamil Chair at Harvard University!

Need for a Tamil Chair?

Tamil language has one of the oldest written traditions in all of Asia and boasts a rich body of literary work dating back 2,500 years.
Currently, Tamil is the 20th most commonly-spoken language (by 80 million people) in the world, with vibrant literatures for over 2 thousand years.