Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Kuru Aravinthan- The Spark of Divinity of Kankesanturai

The Spark of Divinity of Kankesanturai          


The Canadian
Tamil Writers Association Celebrated Kuru Aravinthan’s 25 years in the literary
field on Friday October 16th 2015, at Baba Banquet Hall, Toronto.
Canada. A summary of some of his writings and career were collected in a book,
Canadian Tamil’s Literature: Contributions by Kuru Aravinthan. On Friday over
450 people gathered to participate in anniversaries celebrations.  

Kuru Aravinthan is a Sri Lankan Tamil author and writer. He is a sincere creative artist with a genuine interest in propagating good values through his writings. His short stories and novels have won awards in Canada, India and Sri Lanka. Kuru Aravinthan was born in the town of Sandilipay and raised in Mavidapuram, Kankesanturai in Jaffna, He is actively involved in several organizations such as the Canadian Tamil Writers Association, Ontario Tamil Teachers Association, the Screen of Peel Community Association, Mahajana OSA, and Nadeswara OSA.  He has been one of the pioneers of Tamil fiction narratives in Canada, and has received praise and recognition worldwide for his work. Kuru has been writing short stories for the last decade and has been featured in several popular Tamil Nadu magazines. His work has also been translated and published in other non-Tamil language magazines.

One of Aravinthan’s most popular stories appeared in Anandavikatan, filling 24 pages in the Pavalavilla year magazine and has to its credit, that five artists drew pictures for the story titled “Submarine,” which is something unique and never before done. That story gained the admiration of more than a million readers and profuse compliments poured in from fans.
His short stories and articles have also appeared in Vikatan Deepavali Malar, Vikatan Valentine Malar and Vikatan Pavalavilla Malar.

Kuru Aravinthan’s contribution (Tamil Aaram) towards children education and literature are noteworthy. He has been one of the pioneers of Tamil children literature in Canada and involved himself in live drama and Tamil cinema. He has written the script for the films ‘Sugam Sugame’, Veali and Sivaranjani. He is actively involved in the social fabric of society as well. Kuru Aravinthan was awarded 15 year Volunteer Service Award from the Premier of Ontario.

Kuru is a rare, hardworking and versatile artist, who has made history winning awards and accolades with his multifaceted creativity in the Tamil literary field. He is the only author whose stories have been and are still being published in several leading Indian magazines selling over a million copies world-wide.

Excerpt from Canadian Tamil’s Literature - 
Poem by Quintus Thuraisingham (Canada)

Kuru Aravinthan’s works need absolute passion,
Courage, dedication, inventiveness and excellence,
Utmost fluency of language, making readers addicted,

Emerged as an ‘Ealam Writer’ in the global fair.

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