Dr. V.Maheswaran
 

Office Address: 

Department of Tamil
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka.

 Email: 

vallimahs@yahoo.com

Telephone: 

077-9071543

Personal Website: 
 
 
Biography:
Educational Qualifications:
  • B.A.(Hons)(pdn) , M.phil (pdn), Ph.D (Thanjure), PGD in Temple Art (Karaikudi)
Appointments (Selected) :
  • Head, Department Tamil , 1 st October 2011 -to date
  • Academic Coordinator, Post graduate programme department of tamil , 2006-2011
  • Co-editor of the faculty Tamil Journal “ Palkalai” – May 31,2010- to date
  • Senior Student Counselor, 2000, 2007, 2008
  • Visiting lecturer Jaffna University 1992
  • Visiting Lecturer Subragamuva university 2005
  • Visiting Lecturer N.I.E Maharagama Since 1993
  • Member of Board of study translation unit, university of Peradeniya 2007- 2009
  • Member of board of study – Humanities – CDCE university of Peradeniya- 2008- to date
  • Member of Board of study –NILET –Ministry of National Intercreation
  • Member of Advisory Board –Hindu Encyclopedia department of Hindu cultural affairs, Ministry of religious affairs – 2000- to date
  • Member of the Tamil literary panel, Sri Lanka Arts council, department of Cultural affairs, Ministry of cultural affairs – 2001, 2004.
  • Senior president Tamil Sangam , university of Peradeniya- 2011- to date
  • Chairman Hindu graduate association Peradeniya – 2007 – to date
  • Vice president , Colombo Tamil Sangam- 2011- to date Live member , South Indian Archeological society, South India , 1996- to date
Memberships & Awards :
  • The Best book of the year 2008, Awarded by Chekkilar Research Centre, Tamil Nadu for Temples and Society of Cola Period, Kumaran Book House, Chennai – Colombo, 2007, pp.01-355.
  • “Chemmozhip pulamaiyaalar” Awarded by Eezhaththup Poothanthevanar Thamil Pulavar Kalaham in 2007
Research Intersests :
  • Epigraphy, culture, folklore, literature
Research Publications :
  • “Veera Saivam and Veera Saiva Commnity in Jaffna ”, Kumbabisheka Malar , Kokatticholai, Tahanthonreeswara Temple , Baticaloa, 1998
  • “Vaishnava Development in Tamil Nadu up-to Chola Period”, Seminar organized by the Department of Hindu Cultural Affairs , Ministry of Cultural Affairs, 1998.
  • Discussion on Ealathu Poothan Devanar , Illankathir , Tamil Sangam, University of Peradeniya , 1999.
  • “A Study of the Use of Tamil Language in Text Books”, Seminar on Tamil Education in Sri Lanka , International Tamil Research Institute, Sri Lanka Branch, 1999.
  • Pharathy's “Vinayaker Nanmani Malai:, Akilam , Quaterly Journal, Akilam Publication, Kandy , 2000.

Keynote Address/ Orations/ Special Lectures/Other Credentials :

  • “Chola culture in Srilanka” – An Epigraphical poit of view. – Prof. Sanjeevi Endowment Lectures at Tamil University , Tanjur. 22 nd december 2011
  • Special Lecture on “Inscriptions and Culture” Delivered to Archeology Students, University of Jaffna , 2009.
  • The recent trends in Tamil Epigraphy Studies, Delivered at department of Epigraphy and Archeology, Tamil University of Tanjure. 2008
  • Kailasapathy Memorial Keynote Address “Sri Lankan Contribution to Writing of History of Tamil Literature”, Kailasapathy Research Circle , Colombo , 2006.
  • “The Recent Trends in Sri Lankan Tamil Literature”, Dept. of Tamil Studies in Foreign Countries, Tamil University , Tamil Nadu India 2003.
  • “The Recent Trends in Sri Lankan Tamil Literature”, Pondicherry Institute of Linguistics and Culture, Pondicherry , India 2003.

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