The above Invite is for a function on the eve of the release of a Book entitled VENKAT SAMINATHAN : DEBATES AND DISCUSSIONS. It is a festschrift by various scholars, critics and friends from India, Sri Lanka and North America on the multifarious works of one of the most fierce and very important literary, art and cultural critic of modern Tamil society, Venkat Saminathan, spanning over five decades. Currently living in Bangalore, the 78-year old Venkat Saminathan, is a legendary persona of uncompromising principles and an ethical vitality that has become so rare during these testing contemporary times. It has taken more than two long years to co-ordinate and compile, to add and delete, to select and edit the writers and their writings. The idea to bring out an honourary volume on Venkat Saminathan emerged during one of those lovely Scotch-inspired moments, on a starry night in JNU's Brahmaputra Hostel room of Shanaa, the wonderful artist friend from Yaazhpanam in Sri Lanka. It could finally be materialised only out of the sustained perseverance of Dilip Kumar, the writer from Chennai and Ahilan, the poet from Yaazhpanam, Sri Lanka. The hardbound tome priced at Rs.300/- which is around 500 pages, is being published by Sandhya Publications in Chennai.
The Book : VENKAT SAMINATHAN : DEBATES AND DISCUSSIONS
Editors : Pa.Ahilan, Dilip Kumar & SathyaMoorthy
Venue : Devaneya Paavaanar Library, Anna Salai, Chennai
Date : 30.04.2011, Saturday, 5.30 pm
The Book will be Released by senior Writer : K.A. Satchidantham
The Book will be Received by senior Translator : K.S.Subramanian
Welcome Address : P.S.Ananthan
Special Address :
Compere : Chitra
Vote of Thanks : Soundara Rajan
All Are Welcome!