Wednesday, April 16, 2008

When a Language Becomes a Mother/Goddess:
An Image Essay on Tamil

by Sumathi Ramaswamy

Tasveer Ghar announces a new Visual Essay exploring the historical journey of Tamil, a language that comes to be transformed into anobject of love and devotion, producing in the process an unusualvisual presence for a spoken tongue...

For more, please visit

Other recent Visual Essay on Tasveer Ghar:

Remediation: Iconic Images and Everyday Spaces - 'Female Film Stars' in Print Media:
by Madhuja Mukherji


EYE said...

interesting... I have put a link on my blog. I hope that is alright. Let me know if it isn't.

Hira Lal Kandhari said...

The Muslims themselves are responsible for such stereotypes. If any film-maker or artist tries to show some thing new,such as a muslim girl running from home to marry some boy of her choice, the fanatical muslims create such a great nuisance that film-makers try to take a safe path and so do the artists. The community must first learn tolerance in order to shown in diverse ways. A few years ago, a story was published in a kannad magazine in Bangalore, in which the name of a protagonist was the same as that of prophet's, you know what happened there. The Government had to impose curfew to quell riots. Before blaming others, the Muslim artists and film-makers(there are many) should take the lead and show the way to others.

Vinayak said...

Really enjoyed you website!
Great images and accompanying essays were a delight too!