Tamil Heritage Foundation

Registered in India as a charity (No.131/2004)


Board of Directors and Founders:
1.Prof.Dr.N.Kannan
2.Dr.K.Subashini



[Executive Committee Members List]
President: Dr.Kannan Narayanan - [Malaysia]
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  • Vice-President: Dr.K.Subashini- [Germany]
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  • Secretary: Mr.Maalan Narayanan - [India]
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  • Assistant Secretary: Dr.Themozhy - [USA]
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  • Treasurer: Mr.M.Udhaya Sankar - [India]
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  • Committee Members:
    1.Dr. M.S. Mathivanan - [Komarapalayam, India]
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  • 2.Dr. Renuga Devi - [Madurai, India]
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  • 3.Prof.Dr.Ranggasamy Karthigesu - [Malaysia]
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  • 4.Dr.Pathmavathy - [Chennai, India]
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  • 5.Dr.Arul Natarajan - [Chennai, India]
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  • 6.Mr.K R. A. Narasiah - [Chennai, India]
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  • 7.Dr.T.K. Thiruvengada Mani - [Chennai, India]
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  • 8.Mr.Murali Selvaraj - [Krishnagiri, India]
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  • 9.Mr.Anbu Jaya - [Australia]
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  • 10.Mr.Dr.Rathinam Chandramohan - [Devakottai, India]
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  • [Tamil Nadu Regional Coordinators]
    1.Dr. R Malarvizhili Mangayarkarasi - [Madurai, India]
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  • [MinTamil E-Forum Moderators]
    1.Dr.Narayanan Kannan - [Malaysia]

    2.Dr.Subashini - [Germany]

    3.Mr.Vinaitheerthan - [Karaikudi, TamilNadu, India]
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  • 4.Dr.Sampath Kumar - [USA]
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  • 5.S.Singanenjam - [Chennai, TamilNadu, India]
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    [Executive Committee Members profile]
    Dr.Kannan Narayanan
    Profession:
    Professor: Universiti Putra Malaysia (2013 - )
    Associate Professor: Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany (1989-99)
    Senior Science Adviser, Oil and POPs Research Group, Korean Ocean Research and Development Institute (KORDI) (2003-2011).
    Digital Humanist

    Moderator: MinTamil/Roots forums on digital humanities

    "Man of the year" citation for contribution to community service in digital preservation of heritage materials - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,2001.

    Author, Poet, Community Developer.
    Poet, Author of three short story collections, pioneer in digital Tamil initiatives, internet savvy, media savvy - radio/TV, Exile literature, non-resident community consultant. Author of two short story collection: 'uthir ilai kAlam' and 'nizhal veLi mAnthar'; one novelette collection: 'vilai pOkum ninaivukal'. Author of eBooks: thIkkuL viralai vaithAl and thirumandiram. Co-authored 4 eBooks with Dr.Subashini for THF. Maintains four Tamil Blogs. Internet savvy.

    Tel: +49 431 65709280
    E-Mail: nkannan@gmail.com , nkannan@gmail.com


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    Dr.K.Subashini
    Profession:
    Chief Engineer, Europe Middle East and Africa, ES, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Germany

    Academic formation:
    - Ph.D(Information Technology) - Warnborough University, Canterbury, England
    - Master of Science in Automation Engineering and Information Technology, University of Esslingen, Germany
    - B.Sc in Information Technology, University of Southern Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
    - Oracle Certified Professional (OCP 11)
    - Project Management Professional (PMP)
    - TOGAF 9: Certificed Enterprise Architect

    - Webmaster, Tamil Heritage Foundation, Marabuwiki
    - European Cordinator - Tamil Virtual Academy, Tamil Nadu
    - Former INFITT Executive Committee Member, 2001-2009
    - Editiorial Board Member - Kanaiyazhy Magazine

    E-Mail: ksubashini@gmail.com
    FB: Subashini Thf

    URL: http://www.subaonline.net
    Blogs:http://subastravel.blogspot.com - சுபாவின் பயணங்கள் தொடர்கின்றன..!
    http://subahome2.blogspot.com - ஜெர்மனி நினைவலைகள்..!
    http://subaillam.blogspot.com - மலேசிய நினைவுகள்..!
    http://ksuba.blogspot.com - Suba's Musings
    ​http://subas-visitmuseum.blogspot.com - அருங்காட்சியகம் ஓர் அறிவுக் கருவூலம்
    ​http://rareartcollections.blogspot.com/ - அருங்கலைப் படைப்புக்கள்
    ​http://tamilheritagefoundation.blogspot.com - த.ம.அ செய்திகள்
    http://voiceofthf.blogspot.com - மண்ணின் குரல்
    http://video-thf.blogspot.com - விழியக் காட்சிகள்
    http://image-thf.blogspot.com - மரபுப் படங்கள்
    http://thfreferencelibrary.blogspot.com - தமிழ் மரபு நூலகம்
    http://mymintamil.blogspot.com - மின்தமிழ் மேடை
    http://kanaiyazhi-ezine.blogspot.com - கணையாழி

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    Mr.Maalan Narayanan
    Profession: Media Consultant

    Education:Masters in Journalism, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.

    Journalist:
    -Lead the premier Tamil journals namely India Today(Tamil), Dinamani , Kumudam and Kungumam and Puthiya Thalaimurai as its editor. A pioneer in Tamil television journalism
    -Founder : Thisaigal, (www.thisaigal.in) a multi channel online resource.
    -Writer: Has 19 titles to his credit, some of which have won awards and many of them are being discussed in university class rooms of contemporary writing. He was guest of honor in many international literary festivals such as Writers’ Week celebrations of Singapore, Festival of India, Malaysia and Read Singapore.
    -Member of Tamil Advisory Board Sahiyta Akademi

    Short Story collections
    Maalan Sirukathaigal
    MuthukaL pathu
    Thappuk Kanakku
    Kalluk Keezhum Pookal
    Marudal Varum
    Iragukalum Paraikalum

    Novels
    Vazhi Thavariya Vannaththu Poochigal
    Nandalala
    Jana Gana Mana
    Ms
    GG (English)

    Poems
    Manam Enum Vanam

    Literary Criticism
    PuratchikararkaL Naduve
    Kayal Parugiya Kadal

    Essays
    Sollaatha sol
    En jannalukku Veliye (2 vols)
    Kalathin Kural
    Anbulla Tamilan

    Non –fiction Fiction
    Uyiree Uyiree

    In Anthologies
    Anthology of Morden Tamil Stories (Writers Workshop –Calcutta)
    Voices of Emergency (Popular Prakashan Bombay)
    Under One Sky (National Library board, Singapore)
    Kannil Theriyuthu Vanam (Sahitya Akademi)

    Edited Works
    Kankalukku Appal Ithayathirku Arugil (Sahitya Akademi)
    Thayagam Kadantha Tamil
    Thus spoke the press (2 volumes) (The Hunger Project)
    Inru (2 volumes) (Orient Longmans)
    Anbudan (Narmada Pathipagam)

    Membership in Professional bodies:
    Member Common wealth journalist association

    Contributions to Tamil internet:
    Founder of Thisaigal –first e-zine in Tamil Unicode
    Validator of MS office suite in Tamil
    Moderator: Community Tamil Glossary of IT terms (a project by Microsoft)
    Former Member of the Executive Committee of International Forum for Information Technology in Tamil (INFITT).
    Former Editor of its technical journal Min Manjari.

    Web site: http://maalan.co.in/ , http://thisaigal.in/
    E-mail: maalan@gmail.com, maalan@thisaigal.in
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maalannarayanan , https://www.facebook.com/Thisaigal.in/
    twitter : https://twitter.com/maalan
    linkedin: https://in.linkedin.com/in/maalan



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    Dr. Themozhi (Jothi S. Themozhi)
    Profession: "ஆற்றல் அறிவியல்" இதழ் துணை ஆசிரியர்

    Former Program Evaluator (2000 -2007) -The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

    Education:
    Ph.D. (Public Administration) - Old Dominion University, Virginia
    M.E.M (Master of Engineering Management) - George Washington University, Washington DC
    M.Phil (Zoology) - Annamalai University, India
    M.Sc (Zoology) - Bharathidasan University, India
    B.Sc (Zoology) - University of Madras, India


    Translator: AMARA (amara.org)
    Former Commission Member of: Citizen Unity Commission, City of Hampton

    Books Authored:
    அனிச்ச மலர்கள் (சிறுகதைத் தொகுப்பு) - ISBN: 9789381134498
    பொன்னியின் செல்வன் (சுருக்கப்பட்ட பதிப்பு) மின்னூல், [An abridged version of Kalki's Ponniyin Selvan in Tamil - EBook]
    http://books.google.com/books?id=MN_bAgAAQBAJ&lpg=PP1&dq=inauthor%3A%22Themozhi%22&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false

    A chapter contribution in: Creating Sustainable Community Programs: Examples of Collaborative Public Administration, edited by Mark Ross Daniels - ISBN: 978-0275967741


    E-Mail: themozhi@yahoo.com

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    Mr.M.Udhaya Sankar
    Profession: Project Architect - 3D Designer, Estimator

    Education: B.A (Econimics), M.A

    E-Mail: udhayan.chn@gmail.com
    Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/udhayan.chn
    URL: www.udhayam.in
    Blog: udhayan-photos.blogspot.com


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    Dr. M.S. Mathivanan
    Profession: Chairman, SSM Group of Institutions
    Institutions:
    SSM College of Engineering
    SSM College of Arts & Science
    SSM School of Management & Computer Applications
    SSM Academy of Textile Management
    SSM Academy of International Management
    SSM Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management

    Education:
    -M.A., (Economics), M.Com., M.B.A., M.Phil., P.G.D.B.M.H.G.D.M., (London), D.I.E.M., PHD.

    Fellowship:
    Fellow of Textile Association of India
    Fellow of World Academy of Productivity Science
    Fellow of Open University, Malaysia.
    Title: 'Cavaliere' - Knighthood title from Royal Palace, Italy.

    Editor: Aatma Gnanam Spiritual Monthly Magazine

    Books Published:ஞானத் தந்தை
    வெற்றி நமதே
    சித்தர்களின் சக்தியும் செயல்பாடுகளும்
    சுப்ரமணியம் (ப்ரம்ம சொரூப ஞானமணி)
    சீனிவாச கொங்கணவர்
    சித்தர்கள் உணர்த்திய மெய்ஞ்ஞானமும் விஞ்ஞானமும்
    பேரண்ட பூமியில் பேரிண்பம் பெற்ற (சசாங்) போகநாதர்

    President:Tamil Marabu Kazhagam, SSM College of Arts & Science, Komarapalayam

    Special Mentions: Signatory of Rights of Child at United Nations in the year 1999


    E-Mail: ssmmathivanan@gmail.com
    FB:Facebook: Mathi Cavalier


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    Dr. V.Renuga Devi
    Profession: Professor and Head, Department of Linguistics; Chairperson, School of Linguistics and Communication, Madurai Kamaraj University

    Education:
    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    Doctoral thesis topic : Typology of Tamil and English Syntax
    M.A (Linguistics)
    M.A (Tamil)
    Diploma (Telugu)

    Awards and Recognition:

    Best Citizen of India (2007)
    Best Teacher Award for the Innovative Practice in Higher Education, 2010 from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.
    University Second Rank in M. A. Linguistics
    Prof. K. M. Venkataramaiah Award for the Study of Linguistic Minorities, Dravidian Linguistic Association, Thiruvananthapuram. Book Name: An Indo-Aryan Language in Madurai
    Pavendar Bharathidasan award, Tamilnadu government, 2015.

    Books Published- 7
    Books Edited -5
    Doctoral Guidance-6 ; Submitted -3; Progress - 4
    M.Phil.,- 28
    M.A.,- 19
    Research Papers Published- 100
    Research Papers Presented-150
    National Conference/Workshop/Seminar Organized -26

    E-Mail: prof.renuga@gmail.com
    FB:Facebook: Renuga Devi


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    Prof.Dr.Ranggasamy Karthigesu
    Profession: Professor of Mass Communication, University Science Malaysia; now retired.
    - Broadcaster, Radio 6, Malaysia

    B.A (Hons) in Indian Studies (1968 Malaya), M.Sc. in Journalim (1977 Columbia), Ph.D. in Communication (1991 Leicester)

    More Information can be found at: http://www.tamil-heritage.org/photoarc/malaysia/karthi.html

    Home Address: 356-W, Lengkok Pemancar, 11700 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia.
    Tel: +604-6579957
    E-Mail: karthi@myjaring.net


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    Dr.Pathmavathy
    Profession: Archaeologist, Tamil Nadu Archeology Department, India.

    Education:
    M.A.Tamil - 1973
    P.G. Diploma in Epigraphy and Archaeology - 1975
    Ph.D. in Madras University - 1994

    Books Authored
    - சோழர் ஆட்சியில் அரசும் மதமும்
    - சைவத்தின் தோற்றம்
    - சோழர்கால சமயம்
    - அம்பாசமுத்திரம்

    Editor
    - நன்னிலம் கல்வெட்டுகள் தொகுதி - I
    - நன்னிலம் கல்வெட்டுகள் தொகுதி - II
    - நன்னிலம் கல்வெட்டுகள் தொகுதி - III
    - திருவிழிமிழலை கல்வெட்டுகள்
    - திருவலஞ்சுழி கல்வெட்டுகள்
    - தாமரைப் பாக்கம் கல்வெட்டுகள்

    Co- Editor
    - தொல்லியல் கருத்தரங்கம் தொகுதி - I
    - தமிழ்நாட்டுக் கல்வெட்டுகள் 2004
    - காஞ்சிபுரம் மாபட்டக் கல்வெட்டுகள்
    - தஞ்சாவூர் வட்டக் கல்வெட்டுகள்
    - திருவாரூர் மாவட்டக் கல்வெட்டுகள்

    Email: padma_tn@hotmail.com


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    Dr.Arul Natarajan
    Profession: Director, Translation, Govt of TamilNadu, Tamil Nadu

    Education:
    MA, M.Phil
    Ph.D.- modern Indian languages department University of Delhi, India.

    Books Authored
    1. Influence of foreign words in Tamil language
    2. Asian Renaissance (Tamil translation)

    E-Mail: dr.n.arul@gmail.com

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    Mr.K R. A. Narasiah
    Profession: Retired Chief Mechanical Engineer of Vizag Port.

    Former Consultant to the World Bank for the Emergency rehabilitation Programme of Kingdom of Cambodia.
    Former ADB consultant, Visiting Faculty AMET University for MBA Programme. (Terminal Management and IMO related subjects)

    Education: Marine engineering. I. N. S. Shivaji Naval Engineering College Lonavla

    -Writing: over 100 short stories in Tamil (9 as Muthirai kathai in Vikatan.)
    -3 collections of short stories published, first one for 6 years as non-detailed study for UGs in Madura College. Second won 2 awards. Third won TN State award.
    -Non fiction. Kadal Vazhi Vanikam a treatise on sea trade from 3rd century BC – won TN State award.
    -Madrasapattinam the story of Chennai from 1630 to 1947. Won TN State award. and Chidambaram Meyyapan award
    -Sadharana Manithan Biography of Chitti Sundararajan.
    -Madras (Tracing the history of Madras from 1369) in ENGLISH
    -Overcoming Challenges the story of 125 years of the Port of Chennai with S Muthiah ENGLISH
    -Now writing the history of Madurai (Aalavai)

    E-Mail: narasiah@yahoo.com

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    Dr.T.K. Thiruvengada Mani
    Profession: Deputy University Librarian i/c & Head Taramani Campus Library, University of Madras, Chennai.

    Education: Ph.D. (Information Science) University of Madras

    Membership in Professional Organizations: 1. Secretary, MULISANET (Madras University Library and Information Science Alumni Net)
    2. Joint Secretary, TLA (Tamil Nadu Library Assocn.)
    3. Life Member, MALA (Madras Library Association)
    4. Life Member, MUTA (Madras Univ. Teachers Assn.)

    Tamil Activities: Born in a Tamil Scholar’s family, naturally interested in the Language and Literature and love contributing to its treasures and heritage.

    E-Mail: tktmani@gmail.com


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    Mr.Murali Selvaraj
    Profession: Web Developer
    Executive Director: INFITT India

    E-Mail: murali@visualmediatech.com
    Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/selva.murali

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    Mr.Anbu Jaya
    Profession: Scientific Affairs Director, Wyeth/Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Australia & New Zealand (Retired)
    Chief Pharmacist, Army Base Hospital, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman (1985-1988)

    Education: B. Pharmacy, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
    Master of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    Advanced Certificate in Computer Programming, TAFE, Sydney
    Certificate in Language Teaching, University of Sydney
    Teaching Languages in the Community, University of Western Sydney

    Posts held in Organisations and Tamil activities:
    - Public Officer, Balar Malar Tamil Educational Association Inc, Sydney
    - Advisor & Ex-Principal of Balar Malar Tamil School, Holsworthy branch, Sydney
    - இணை ஆசிரியர்,“தமிழ் அவுஸ்திரேலியன்”
    - புத்தகக்குழுஉறுப்பினர் (1996-todate),NSW தமிழ்ப்பாடசாலைகள் கூட்டமைப்பு
    - “சிவஞானச் சுடர்”பட்டயம் (குருவழியாக - சிவஞானபோதம்) – உலக சைவப் பேரவை, சிட்னி

    -மின்னூல்: ‘சொல்லிய சொல் அமிழ்தம்’

    Website: www.anbujaya.com – Resource for Tamil teaching and learning
    Blog: www.tamilpandal.blogspot.com – (தமிழ்ப்பந்தல்) தமிழிலக்கியக் கட்டுரைகள்
    E-Mail: anbujaya2005@gmail.com

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    Mr.Rathinam Chandramohan
    Profession: Principal, Sree Sevugan Annamalai College, Devakottai- 630 303,Tamil Nadu, India
    Associate Professor, Sree Sevugan Annamalai College, Devakottai.
    Assistant Professor, Sree Sevugan Annamalai College, Devakottai.

    Education:
    B.Sc Physics, Alagappa College, Karaikudi
    M.Sc Physics, Alagappa College, Karaikudi
    M.Phil Physics, Alagappa University, Karaikudi
    Ph.D Physics, Alagappa University, Karaikudi
    Post Doctoral Fellow, Physics, National Chang-Hua University of Education, Chang-Hua, Taiwan (KOC)

    Professional Recognition/ Award/ Prize/ Certificate
    - Awarded FIP Fellowship by University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India.
    - C.V Raman Fellowship Host Scientist to Guest Dr. Baneto Paul, University of Lome
    - Nano Sensitization Programme, Nano Science and Tech Consortium, Noida, India
    - IGNOU, New Delhi, Landmark Education Society: Landmark Forum, Advanced Leadership Programme, SLP
    - Devakottai Centre, Saiva Siddhandha Rathinam, Title awarded by Thiruvavadudurai Adheenam, Tamilnadu

    Papers Published
    - International/National Journals : 124
    - Papers Presented in National/International Conferences 70

    E-Mail: chandramohan@rediffmail.com

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    Tamil Nadu Regional Coordinators

    1. Madurai
    Dr. R Malarvizhili Mangayarkarasi
    Profession: Associate Professor, Thiagarajar College, Madurai.

    Education:
    - M.A Tamil,M.Phil. – Tamil
    - Ph.D. – Tamil (UGC- JRF & SRF)(Madurai Kamarajar University – Tamil Nadu)
    - M.Ed – Education
    - P.G.Diploma – Journalism& Mass Communication
    - Saivasidhandham Elampulavar Dharumapura Atheenam.

    Books Authored
    1.ஒப்பியல் சமயநோக்கில் திருவருட்பா.
    2.அருட்பாவும் அருள் நூல்களும்
    3.மங்கையரின் மனம் மயக்கும் மருதாணி
    4.சீவகசிந்தாமணி (நாடகவடிவம்)
    5.வளையாபதி (நாடகவடிவம்)
    6.சூளாமணி (நாடகவடிவம்).


    Participation (Life Member):
    - Victoria Edward Mandram – Madurai
    - Thiruvalluvar Kazhagam - Madurai
    - Gnalathamaizh Panpattu Mandram, Madurai.

    Addition:
    - Orator, Moderator – Radio& TV (Pothigai) Programs
    - Script Writer – Radio Drama & Radio Programs
    - Writer – Journalism & Books

    E-Mail: malarmangay64@gmail.com


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    Mintamil Moderators


    Dr.Sampath Kumar
    செல்வன் (Dr.Sampath Kumar) 2005ம் ஆண்டு முதல் தமிழ் வலைபதிவுகளில் உடல்நலம், மருத்துவகுறிப்புகள், அறிவியல் துறை சார் கட்டுரைகளை எழுதி வருகிறார். இவரது கட்டுரைகள் திண்ணை, வல்லமை, தமிழோவியம், தென்றல், நிலாச்சாரல் முதலான சஞ்சிகைகளில் வெளிவந்துள்ளன. மின் தமிழ், வல்லமை முதலான கூகிள் தமிழ் இணைய குழுமங்களில் பங்கேற்று வருகிறார். முகநூலில் ஆரோக்கியம் & நல்வாழ்வு எனும் உடல்நலன் சார்ந்த இணைய குழுவின் நிறுவனராக செயல்பட்டு வருகிறார்.

    E-Mail: holyape@gmail.com


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    Mr.Vinatheerthan
    Profession: 40 Years of experience in insurnce, management sectors. Worked as Faculty in a premier training institute.

    Education: B.Sc; FIII (Fellow of Inurance Institute of India)
    Special awards /certifications:
    Membership in any organization etc: Life member in Kamban kazhakam, Ambattur.

    Tamil activities:
    - Imparting self development training to college and high school students.
    - Translated 2 books on insurance and salesmanship into Tamil.

    E-Mail: karuannam@gmail.com
    Facebook ID: Vino Vinaitheerthan


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    Mr.S.Singanenjam
    Profession: Director, Tamil Nadu state unit , Geological Survey of India (Retired 2015)

    Education and Tamil interest: He has passed out from Annamalai University in the year 1978.During college days he was honored with Raja Sir Annamalai Chettiar Memorial Award for excellence in Tamil and Dr. A.Lakshmanasamy Mudaliyar Memorial Award for excellence in Geology.
    During the last three and a half decades, he has served in different states of our country and in Bhutan in various capacities. He was conferred with National Mineral Award in 1996, by Govt. of India.
    He has compiled “Geology and Mineral Resources of Tamil Nadu” and later translated the same in Tamil and these were released as Govt. of India publications.
    He has written more than more than 50 popular science articles in Tamil and these are published in leading Tamil Dailies like Dinamani, Dinamalar, Janaskthi and others.
    He is a playwright, stage actor and director. The stage dramas written and directed by him in Hindi and Tamil has brought laurels from different quarters.
    He is an orator, satirist and humorist and appeared in a few humor programmes in “Podhigai” T.V.
    Presently he is an active participant in “Tamil Heritage Foundation”, which is involved in bringing the ‘palm leaf literature (Olaisuvadigal)’ and ‘stone inscriptions ( kalvettukal)’into electronic form with the help of Tamil scholars, Archaeologists Epigraphists and IT professionals. .S. Singanenjam shares his views on language, literature, geology and sociology in “MinTamil” in Google Group of “Tamil Heritage Foundation”.

    E-Mail: singanenjam@gmail.com
    Facebook ID: https://www.facebook.com/singanenjam.sambandam


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