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Arangetram of Rethuga Reportage

Rethuga Jeevakanthan ist eine der wenigen tamilischen Logopädinnen in der Schweiz und arbeitet mit Kindern und Jugendlichen, die mit dem Sprechen und Lesen Schwierigkeiten haben. Seit sie vier ist, tanzt Rethuga nebenbei Bharathanatyam, eine Form des klassischen indischen Tanzes. Grundlage …


Signs of Resistance

November 27, 2018

“When memory dies a people die. But what if we make up false memories? That’s worse, that’s murder.” – Ambalavaner Sivanandan, in When Memory Dies. The history of the Tamil people in the island of Sri Lanka after Western colonisation …


Eelamviews

August 15, 2018

Eelam (ஈழம்) is a Tamil word for “homeland”. It is also the native Tamil word for the island of Sri Lanka (Ceylon). The origin of this word is more than 2000 years old. Eelam is also used to describe the …


  A Personal Reflection of the Tamil Diaspora The Refugees. This first person represents our parents, the refugees that flew from the Eelam war years ago. They left their homeland, crossed the sea and settled mostly in Europe and North …


Ammammas Funeral Reportage

November 16, 2016

Ammammas (tamil: Grandmothers) Funeral In this photo project from 2015, I documented the Antiyeddi (Antyeshti “Last Funeral”) rite in Karaveddy (Nelliady, Sri Lanka). One month after passing away, my grandmother’s ashes got a last blessing and were thrown into the sea …


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