The Digital Tamil Studies project at the UTSC library partners with an international network of collaborators engaged in the digital publication and stewardship of high-quality Tamil-language materials. In addition to publishing collections, we work with researchers engaged in Tamil-language work in digital scholarship and the digital humanities. The project also engages students, particularly those with Tamil language skills, in the development of skill sets used in digital collections and digital scholarship.

Get Support

The UTSC Library respects the intellectual property and consent of others. If you are concerned that you have found material in this collection, for which you have not given permission or if you wish to withdraw permission, please contact us at the UTSC Library using the email address dsu.utsc@utoronto.ca or the address on the bottom of our website homepage, stating the following:

  1. Your contact information (including email address and phone)
  2. Exact URL where you found the material
  3. Details that describe the material (name, specifications, characteristics, etc.)
  4. The reason why you would like content removed or altered, with any pertinent documentation

Upon receipt of your objection, the UTSC Library will:

  1. Promptly acknowledge receipt of your statement via email (or other means of communication if you do not have an email account)
  2. We may temporarily remove the material from public view while we assess the validity of your information

Upon completion of our assessment, the UTSC Library will take appropriate action and communicate that action to you.

Advisory Committee

The Digital Tamil Studies project benefits from the contributions of our Advisory group. 

Ms. Srikanthaluxmy Arulanantham (Past member)
Chief Librarian - Jaffna University; former President of Sri Lanka Library Association;  

Mr. Nadarajah Selvarajah
Jaffna Public Library, Evelyn Rutnam Institute for Inter-Cultural Studies, Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement

Bhavani Rahman
Associate Professor, UTSC Department of Historical and Cultural Studies

Dr. G Sundar
Director, Roja Muthiah Research Library; Archivist

Arun Mahizhnan 
Chief co-ordinator of Singapore Digital Tamil Heritage projects, Researcher

Vivekananthan Ponnia
Tamil Language Lecturer @UTSC

A. R Venkatachalapathy 
Madras Institute of Development Studies

Mariyapillai Jayakananthan
Eastern University, Sri Lanka

Shrinivasan T 
Systems Analyst
Kaniyam Foundation

SJ Sindu (Sinduja Sathiyaseelan)
Assistant Professor
UTSC Department of English

Srilata Raman
Associate Professor
University of Toronto, Dept of Religion

T. Shanaathanan 
Professor, Fine Arts Department 
University of Jaffna

James Nye
Bibliographer for Southern Asia, Emeritus. 
University of Chicago

Darshan Ambavalanar
Director, Diaconal Ministries for the
Church of American Ceylon Mission
Batticaloa, Sri Lanka


The library is proud to partner with the following groups for sub-projects in Digital Tamil Studies. 




Emerging Professionals

This project benefits from many participants of the UTSC Library's Emerging Professionals program. A full listing of present and past recipients is available on the DSU website staff page. 

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Contact Us

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