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The Overseas Exploits of the Thamils & the Tragedy of Sri Lanka
Source: TWG/Tamil Nation by: G.K.Rajasuriyar


From their earliest origins in Crete, the first Sea People or Thirai Aavidar (Dravidians) crossed the Mediterranean Sea, the great Euphrates and Tigris rivers of Mesopotamia, the Arabian Seas and the Indus Rivers to create the world's third oldest civilisation of the Dravidian Indus valley of 3,000 BC.
The Tamil Merchant Princes traded with Sumer and Egypt as verified by their 2,000 famous seals discovered in the archaeological cites, that continues to the present day.
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The Puzzle of Proto-Elamite
[ History Today ] [ 03 Feb 2019 01:06 GMT ]

Linguists believe Elamite to be related to the Dravidian languages of South India, which include Tamil, and an Elamo-Dravidian family stretching from the Gulf to India could include the language of the Harappan civilisation in the Indus Valley. [Full Story]

History of Elam
[ Time Maps ] [ 02 Feb 2019 02:11 GMT ]

The south-west corner of Iran was known in the ancient world as Elam. [Full Story]

Ancient Tamil People of India
[ Google Books ] [ 28 Jan 2019 00:02 GMT ]

The Tamil people of southern India played an important role in formation and development of early coastal states of Malay peninsula. [Full Story]

Iravatham Mahadevan Passes Away
[ Harappa ] [ 31 Dec 2018 01:20 GMT ]

India's leading expert on the Indus script, and Padmashri award winner (2009), sadly passed away on Monday in Chennai. He was 89. [Full Story]

How ancient DNA may rewrite prehistory in India
[ BBC ] [ 30 Dec 2018 12:59 GMT ]

The First Indians, descendants of the Out of Africa (OoA) migrants who had reached India around 65,000 years ago - and together, they went on to create the Harappan civilisation. [Full Story]

Jaffna, Sri Lanka: Kantharodai
[ Atlas Obscura ] [ 21 Nov 2018 14:11 GMT ]

Coins from the Roman Empire and ancient Chinese Dynasties have been found nearby. [Full Story]

Tamil Civilisation and its origin from the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation 5000 years ago
[TWG] [London 18.15 GMT 25 Dec 2006]

The recent discovery of a Neolithic stone celt, a hand-held axe, with the Indus script on it in Tamil Nadu further confirms that Neolithic Tamils shared the same language family in the Indus Valley civilisation 2600 B.C.

"This confirms that the Neolithic people of Tamil Nadu shared the same language family of the Harappan group, which can only be Dravidian. The discovery provides the first evidence that the Neolithic people of the Tamil country spoke a Dravidian language." said Mr. Mahadevan, an eminent expert on the subject and estimated the date of the artefact with the Indus script between 2000 B.C. and 1500 B.C.

Proto-Dravidian languages are thought by some scholars to have originated on the Iranian plateau in 3500 B.C., almost two thousand miles from where Tamil is spoken in modern South India. [Related Stories]
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THE CONTINENT OF ILAMURIDESAM (LEMURIA) THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE DRAVIDIAN CIVILIZATION AND SOME REFLECTIONS ON EVENTS, FOLLOWING ITS DISAPPEARENCE
[TWG] [London 16.00 GMT 14 Jan 2006]

Prior to 5,000 B.C. - 6,000 B.C., a time before the Indus Valley civilization or the Sumerian civilization, there was a continent in what is today known as the Indian Ocean. This continent connected much of what is today's India, with Madagascar, to the west and Australia, to the east and bore the name Ilamuridesam. Some historians and writers, refer to this continent as Lemuria. This is a name they found easier to pronounce, in the same way as in later years, the Greek and Arab traders to Thirukethiswaram (Mantai) came to call it Tarshish and it found its way into the Christian Bible. [Related Stories]
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THE ROOTS OF CONFLICT IN THE ISLAND NOW CALLED SRI LANKA
[TWG] [London 16.00 GMT 18 Nov 2005]

In any attempt to understand the causes of the conflict between the two principal races in the island of Sri Lanka the Sinhalas and the Tamils, one needs first to understand the background to such conflict. The conflict we are talking about here is where forces of the Sinhalas, who form the government of the island, are at present in military control of the traditional homeland of the Tamils that the Tamils call Eelam, in the North and East of the island. This military control, as is the case with all control by armed forces wherever in the world, inevitably causes untold suffering, humiliation and, in the case of the Tamils of Eelam, death. In this instance, this has led to large numbers of Tamils being forced to flee for safety to foreign countries. [Related Stories]
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Peace for Eelam Tamils in the new millennium
[TWG] [London 15.00 GMT 3rd March 1999]

My talk today in the Grand Committee Room of the House of Commons in London, will be based on the premise that our inalienable right to freedom has been so maligned by the black propaganda of the Sri Lankan government, that I need to explain to you in about fifteen minutes, firstly the background to our struggle and then our confidence that a negotiated peace settlement will bring incalculable benefits to both the nations that share that land. [Related Stories]
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