CHENNAI: Every word in any given language is not free of a class connotation, observed acclaimed writer Malan, quoting Karl Marx at the literary festival organised by Tamil daily Dinamani here on Saturday.
With language loaded with class and gender underpinnings, he called for greater sensitivity in the choice of words in mass media so that posterity is bequeathed with a healthy linguistic heritage.
Speaking on “Tamil in the Age of Information”, researcher A R Venkatachalapathy said Tamil is among the few languages which could grow even in this globalised world utilising modern technologies.
The two-day festival was rightly titled Vergalai Thedi (in search of roots) as the focus of the event was on exploring the root causes for Tamil’s shortcomings and the need to enhancing it.
Stating that modern technological advancement has helped in the development of Tamil language and literature, Kalachuvadu Editor Kannan said Dinamani has a historic role in the upliftment of Tamil language.
“Literature teaches us the way of life, the life with love and affection,” said Tamilaruvi Manian, writer and politician.
Former Union Minister GK Vasan was among the galaxy of leaders who attended.