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Department of Tamil

Faculty of Arts - University of Peradeniya

academic

Mr. P. Sarawanakumar

M.Phil in Tamil (Pdn), BA (Hons) (Pdn),
Diploma in Information Technology, Micro net Computer institute, Hatton.
Certificate Course on ITC at Information Technology Centre, University of Peradeniya.

sarawanan480@gmail.com
+94 71-0867694

Educational and qualification

  • M.Phil in Tamil (Pdn) 2018
  • B.A (Hons) (Pdn) 2008
  • Diploma in Information Technology, Micro net Computer institute, Hatton. 2008
  • Certificate Course on ITC at Information Technology Centre, University of Peradeniya.

Appointments (Selected)

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Tamil, University of Peradeniya, Since 10.06.2018
  • Department Coordinator for CDCE, University of Peradeniya, Since 2015
  • Department Coordinator for the internship, University of Peradeniya, 2015
  • Department Co-Coordinator for the National Seminar, Department of Tamil, University of Peradeniya 2013
  • Department Co-Coordinator for the International Conference, Department of Tamil, University of Peradeniya 2015 /2016
  • Facilitator for the First Examination in Arts (External) Seminar Series, 2013
  • Part-Time Academic Sub-Warden (James Peiris), Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, 01. 01. 2013 to 31. 12. 2013 / 01. 01. 2014 to 31. 12. 2014
  • Volunteer Students Counselor,Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, 2013/ 2014, 2015/16, 2016/2017
  • Member of the Development of Course outlines for BA (External) Degree program, CDEC, University of Peradeniya.
  • Member of the Organizing Committee of International Conference on the Humanities and the Social Science (ICHSS) – 2016
  • Tamil Instructor for the Cultural Center, University of Perdeniya,2011
  • Lecturer (Temporary), Department of Tamil, University of Peradeniya 19. 01. 2009 to 31. 12. 2010
  • Lecturer (Temporary), Department of Tamil, University of Peradeniya, 10. 06. 2012 to 09. 06. 2013

Research Interests

Folk lore, Modern Literature, Literary Criticism, Cultural Studies

Research and Publications

Book

  • Resistance and Resistance Literature – Essays on Art & Literature, Publishers: Hatton Tamil Sangam. 2010

Paper Present (selected)

  • Commentaries of Thirumurugattruppatai in Sri Lanka, 4th International Conference on Muruga Bhakthi, Tiruvaakku Peedam and Department of Hindu Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Religious Affair, 2018.
  • Society in Periyapuranam, International Research Seminar on Periyapuranamum Tamizhga Samaya Panpa:tu Nerigalum, Department of Hindu Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Religious Affair, 2017
  • Ka:raikal ammaiyarum pathikamum, International Research Seminar on Tirumuraiyum Saivathtiruneriyum : Panmuga Nookkil Pathinoram Tirumurai, Department of Hindu Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Religious Affair, 2016
  • Role of Nadecaiyar in the Up country Social Background, International Conference on Swaminatha iyer and Tamil Scholars of the 19th Century, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, India, 2016.
  • Women’s Poems and Politic – Special reference to upcountry women’s poems, International Conference on Sri Lankan Women Poetry, Tanjavur Tamil University, India, 2015
  • Prof. K. Kailasapathy, Conference on Tamil Scholars, International Madurai Kamarajar University, India, 2015
  • Tatcinakailasa Puranam, Hindu Research Conference to commemorate the diamond jubilee of All Ceylon Hindu Congress, 2015.
  • Ideology of Progressive literary and Sharumathi’s Poetry,46th Conference of All Indian University Tamil Teacher’sAssociation, Thanjavur Tamil University, India, 2015.
  • Development of upcountry Tamil Fiction, international institute of Tamil Studies in Tharamani.Chennai. 2013
  • Tatcinakailasa puranam – Re-reading,Monthly Seminar Series of Department of Tamil, University of Peradeniya, 2013.
  • Origin and growth of upcountry short stories, Conference on International Tamil Writer, Colombo. 2011.
  • Resistance and Resistance Literature – Special focus on Upcountry folk literature, Mr. R. Sivalingam’s Memorial Day, Hatton. 2006.

Articles Published in Journals and Magazines (selected)

  • Comparative Study on Indian and Sri Lankan Commentaries: Special reference to Commentaries of Akananuru, published in Mozhithal, 2018.
  • Development of literary Criticism of Sri Lanka in the 21st Century, Ilakkiyam, Published by Education Ministry, Sri Lanka.
  • Russian Fiction and Reality of up Country, Aaciriyan, Published by Plantation’s Teacher Union. 2016
  • Politic in M. Sivalingam’s Stories,Ilakkiyam, Published by Education Ministry, Sri Lanka.
  • A Critical View on Sandhiraleka’s Poems, Jeeva nathi 2016
  • Reality and Aesthetic in up county Fictions, Gnanam 2010
  • Growth of up-country Poems – The need for expansion) Ilankathir 2009
  • Literary Collection and Ideology, Prof. K. Arunachalam’s Felicitation Volume, 2010
  • Mahakavien Veedum Velium, Prof. Nandakumar’s Felicitation Volume, 2008
  • Diaspora Literature – Present and Future, Gnanam 2007.
  • Thuthu in Modern Tamil Poetry, Ilankathir, Tamil Sangam, University of Peradeniya 2006.
  • The role of Gnanam Magazine in the Sri Lankan Journal History, Gnanam, 2008
  • Thiruppalli Eluchchi – Tradition and Change, Malaimukadu, 2009
  • Casteless or Caste – Blind, Gnanam 2009.

Book Chapters

  • Subaltern Perspective on Cilappathikaram, In Panmuga Nokkil Cilappathikaram, Published by the Department of Tamil, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya. 2017.
  • Myth and Bhakthi Movement – Special reference on Kulasekara Aalvar Paasurankal, Published by the Department of Tamil, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya. 2018.
  • Ethnic conflict and Upcountry literature: special reference to upcountry fiction, In, A. S. Chandrabose and R. Ramesh (Eds.) Tea Industry and the upcountry Tamil Community: An analysis of socio - economic and political Mobility) in - print). Colombo: Virakesari Newspapers Ceylon Ltd. 2018.

Editorial Member

  • Thanpatham, Department of Tamil, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya,
    Folk Worship in Sri Lanka: Prof. R. Kanagaratnam’s Essays, Department of Tamil, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, 2016
  • Panmuga Nokkil Cilappathikaram, Department of Tamil, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya.
    Central Province Sakithya magazine, Ministry of Central Province Education & Cultural affairs. 2017.
  • Tea Industry and the upcountry Tamil Community: An analysis of socio - economic and political Mobility) in - print). Colombo: Virakesari Newspapers Ceylon Ltd. 2018.

Editor

  • C0- Editor in Thanpatham, Department of Tamil, University of Peradeniya 2015 /2016
  • CO- Editor in Ilankathir, Tamil Sangam, University of Peradeniya 2007/2008
  • Editor in Malaimugadu, Udhayam, Hatton 2010

Memberships

  • Member of the Sessions and Venues Committee of the International Conference on the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ICHSS), University of Peradeniya, 2018.
  • Member of the team of the Syllabus Revision of the BA General (External) Degree programme, CDEC, University of Peradeniya. 2016.
  • Member of the Organizing Committee of International Conference on the Humanities and the Social Science (ICHSS), University of Peradeniya, 2016.
  • Life time Member, Hindu Graduate Association, University of Peradeniya. Since 2009.

Awards

  • I have been awarded Scholarship to pursue PhD under the Indian Commonwealth Scheme for the Nationals of Sri Lanka for the academic Sessions 2019/20.
  • Gate Mudliyar A. G. Tillekerathne Postgraduate Research Fellowship for Master of Philosophy dissertation on ‘Commentaries as a Mode of Criticism – A Study on the Impact of 19th Century Sri Lankan Literary Commentaries in the Development of Literary Criticism’ Academic year 2010 / 2011, University of Peadeniya.
  • Received Central Province Shakiththiya Award for Research Book on Resistance and Resistance Literature – Essays on Art & Literature, 2011.

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