The journal of Tamil Peraivu is a prestigious journal of the Indian Studies Department, University Malaya. This is a biannual journal that compiles articles from transnational scholars. This Tamil Peraivu Vol.9 issue 1 contains a total of fifteen articles.

Scholar Dr.Sinnathamby Santhirasegaram from Srilanka has presented the first research article on this issue. His article surfaces facts about Silapathikaram Inventions and their Legends. He concludes Silapathikaram was revived to suit the contemporary circumstances of the Vijayanagara Nayakkar period. Besides, the author also provides evidence that Kannagi relates to the re-emergence of the local environment and culture, especially in regions such as Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Sri Lanka.

A group of scholars, Dr. Samikkanu Jabamoney Ishak Samuel, Dr. Manonmani Devi, Dr. Franklin Thambi Jose.S. and Dr. Saravanan P.Veeramuthu authored an article titled, “Tamil Language in Myanmar”. In this, researchers have extensively explored the arrival of Tamils to Myanmar and the development of the Tamil language.

The next study presented in this journal is by Jenefa Rose Priya. T and Manikandan. B. It explores the pertinent Tamil medicine elements in nonce cuisine in both social/ life sciences and scientific contexts.

Moreover, Dr. Manonmani Devi M.A.R Annamalai discloses an article about Tamil grammatical concept ‘Udampadumei’. Interestingly she refutes the notion that the text Veerasoliyam first construed the concept ‘Udampadumei’. Researcher establishes all information about this concept stated in Veerasoliyam text was derived from the work of Ilampooranar and the Tolkippa script.

The article “The infected Chola King - Kirumi kanda Cholan” by M.Kayalvizhy probes a great deal of disagreement as to who and why the name “The infected Chola King” was. As the conclusion researcher also catalogs evidence of the real identity of the Chola king.

The article by Dr.J. Hinduja Jayer Raman and Dr.Parameswari Krishnan, is a historical presentation of how the Hindu temples and its types were found in Malaysia during the early days.

In the following article by Dr.P.Mohan, addresses the effect of the recent globalization driving national ethnicity towards identity crisis. Thus, he suggests Tamil education not as merely lingual based but through cultural education one can learn Tamil language.

The eighth essay in this issue is an article by Parvathi Vellachami, explaining the possibilities of using Mohammed Youssef Asan’s integrated principles of thought, ethics and personality (SPESB12K) in the field of Tamil literature.

Dr. S. Stalin authored an article scrutinizing the dealtation of parables found in Kurinjikali from Kalithogai of Sanggam Literature.

The article titled ‘Siddha Medicine and Its Current Trends in Malaysia’, is presented by K.V.Sivapalan. He explores the historical background of Siddha medicine, its arrival in Malaysia, its acceptance, development and challenges in the present time and society.

Upnext is a paper providing details about the refugees and their struggles exiting their home country. T.Megarajah has studied the novel ‘Uyirvaasam’ by Taamaraichelvi. Researcher has also studied this
novel from the perspective, “History of Tamil novels authored by the Srilankan Tamil migrants in Australia”.

“Challenges faced by Form four students, learning Tamil Grammar” is another article written by, Alagesan Ambikapathy, Dr. Siti Hajar Binti Halili, Dr. Mohana Dass Ramasamy. This study identifies eight dominant struggles faced by students and provides insights to it.

Subsequently as ayurvedic medication was highly spoken during present pandemic time, Dr. Manimaran Subramaniam’s article relevance to Ayurvedic scope of study was a good finding. Researcher has explored the Ayurvedic medicine horizon in Malaysia. He delves into the chronicle growth and its standing in Malaysia.

Sivagamy Kanniah and Saravanan Sandaram review the responsibility of parents and children emanating from Periyapuram. Lastly, Sangeetha Chandrakumaran and Manosh Rama Akhor’s findings focus on the sociopolitical issues and struggles of Indians during their time in Plantations. This duo also gathered their findings based on a novel titled ”Manmaatram”.

Tamil Peraivu Journal is committed to publishing high quality theory, research and debate on all aspects of the Indian Studies. Besides, it is upheld by exhilarating large numbers of excellent scholars and budding research students over time. The editorial board would like to extend heartiest gratitude to those who contributed by submitting articles and our respectful juries. Thank you to our generous sponsor Mr. MGL.Velayutham the CEO and Founder of Alma herbal Nature who bearded the cost of this print publication.

Professor Dr.M.Rajantheran

Chief Editor