A Research on The Articles Published in The ‘Thenakam’ Tamil Magazine During The Period 1993 – 2017

1993 – 2017 ஆம் ஆண்டு காலப்பகுதிக்குள் வெளிவந்த ‘தேனகம்’ தமிழ்ச் சஞ்சிகையின் கட்டுரைகள்: ஓர் ஆய்வு

  • S Chandrakumar Senior Lecturer, Department of Fine Arts, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
  • S Oshanithy Assistant, RicAHEAD Project, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
  • A Sujendran Senior Assistant Registrar, Establishments Department, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
  • T Baskaran Senior Assistant Registrar, General Service Division, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
Keywords: Journalism, Tamil Periodicals, Divisional Secretariat of Manumunai North, “Thenakam” magazine, Batticaloa History, Batticaloa Education, Performance, Journalism Tamil periodicals


The “Thenakam” magazine is published from 1993 as an annual magazine by the Manmunai North Divisional Secretariat, which is among the 14 Divisional Secretariats in the Batticaloa District. The research study is carried out based on the contents, analysis perspective and description perspective on the articles published in the
“Thenakam” magazine. All these articles are categorized as History, Art, performance, Literature, Folklore, Society, Individual Personality, Education and others.

History related articles are categorizedas History of Batticaloa, Ancient Society History of Batticaloa, Historical Icons of Batticaloa, Arts related articles are categorized asBatticaloa’s Unique Traditional Art of “Kooththu”, Drama, Dance, Art, and others are categorized as Arts Aspects Music, Astrology, “Kalikambu”, Building, “Silambu”, “Manthirikam” (Magic), Literature related articles are categorized as Books, Poems, Small Stories, Novels, Magazine, Folklorerelated articles are categorized as Vocal Songs, Stories, Traditional of Batticaloa, Society related articles are categorized as “Burgers”, “Muslims”, “Mukkukar”, “Parayar”, and individual personality related articles of “Master Sivalingam”, “SwamyVipulananthar”, “Rajaparathy”, “D.G.Somasundaram”, “Neelavaanan”, “M.Sivapalan”, “V.Ananthan”, “Supathiran”, “Anthonipillai”, “Thiraviam”, “Tambimuthu” “Pithan” are categorized.

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