Nottingham Tamil Kuzhumam (NTK) is a registered Charitable Organization (RCN 1205049) that aims to promote and preserve Tamil culture and heritage by organizing various cultural events and offering Tamil Language education to the public. These events and classes serve as a platform to increase knowledge, awareness, and understanding of the Tamil language, history, culture, values, and traditions. Through these initiatives, the organization strives to create a sense of pride and appreciation for Tamil identity among individuals of all backgrounds. By engaging the community in these activities, the organization fosters a deeper connection to Tamil heritage, encouraging the preservation and celebration of its rich cultural heritage for future generations.

About Tamil

Tamil is one of the very few classical languages in the world spoken by approximately 80 million people globally and has one of the oldest literary and written traditions with traceable beginnings to over 4,500 years. Tamil literature represents a robust culture and tradition of a language and people providing a blueprint of human civilization. Tamil literature amounts to rich political and social history and has accorded with a prestigious recognition as one of the seven classic languages in the world, alongside Greek, Sanskrit, Latin, Hebrew, Persian, and Chinese. It holds official language status in Tamil Nadu in India, Sri Lanka, and Singapore, and has significant numbers of speakers in Malaysia, Mauritius, Fiji, and South Africa.

To reiterate, Tamil is an official language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the sovereign nations of Sri Lanka and Singapore, and the Union Territory of Puducherry.

Tamil is a diglossic language, which means there is a large difference between the written form of the language and the spoken form. These differences include grammatical, vocabulary, and pronunciation differences. The literary form is considered prestigious, while the spoken from is used in informal settings by all social classes.

Tamil culture is deeply rooted in its language, and various art forms, including dance, music, and cinema, play pivotal roles in expressing Tamil identity. Classical dances like Bharatanatyam have origins in Tamil Nadu and are integral to Tamil cultural heritage. Tamil cuisine is renowned for its rich flavors, and traditional attire, like the saree for women and dhoti for men, reflects the cultural aesthetics.

In conclusion, Tamil is not just a language but a cultural treasure with a rich history and a vibrant present. Its influence extends beyond linguistic boundaries, making it an integral part of the cultural tapestry of South India and beyond.

Hot and Happening in NTK

NTK in collaboration with World Federation of Kalari (WFKA) are commencing Kalari classes. Kalari is an ancient Indian martial art that promotes physical and mental strength. Unlock the full potential of your body and mind with Kalari.

Kalari classes
Tamil New Year Event for 2024

NTK is hosting a Tamil New Year event this year on 28th of April 2024 to celebrate Tamil New Year.

It will be a traditional Vazhai Ellai Virundhu followed by cultural events and activities.

The official catering partners for the event are Dosa Village from Coventry

Zumba Classes

NTK is happy to introduce Zumba classes for our community. Zumba is a fitness program that involves cardio and Latin-inspired dance.

PS: This is a Women's ONLY session Zumba classes

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