Tamiḻaka mīṉavar toḻil – paṇpāṭṭuc collakarāti = A Dictionary of Occupational and Cultural Terms of the Fisherfolk of Tamil Nadu
|தமிழக மீனவர் தொழில் – பண்பாட்டுச் சொல்லகராதி = A Dictionary of Occupational and Cultural Terms of the Fisherfolk of Tamil Nadu|
|இரா. சந்திரசேகரன் [முதன்மைப் பதிப்பாசிரியர்], சு. ஏழுமலை [பதிப்பாசிரியர்|
|Chennai: Central Institute of Classical Tamil|
In our unwavering commitment to safeguarding the Tamil language's treasure trove, it becomes our duty to collect and preserve invaluable words that are vanishing from everyday usage, particularly in business contexts. These words carry within them the essence of Tamil culture, historical messages, and technical expertise. In this noble pursuit, we have meticulously compiled a comprehensive dictionary that encompasses the professional vocabulary of Tamil Nadu's fishermen, incorporating terms from literary sources and field research.
The dictionary titled ‘A Dictionary of Occupational and Cultural Terms of the Fisherfolk of Tamil Nadu’ serves as a testament to our dedication in capturing the nuances of fishermen's professional language, as well as the cultural expressions inherent in their way of life. As these words face the risk of fading away, this compilation stands as a vital initiative to safeguard and immortalize their significance.
Through rigorous research and field studies, we have diligently collated an array of professional words specific to Tamil Nadu's fishermen community. The terms encapsulate the rich heritage of this occupation, not merely as a profession but as a way of life deeply entwined with the cultural fabric of the region.
The dictionary delves into the linguistic treasures, offering an in-depth understanding of the fishermen's trade, traditional practices, and technical jargon passed down through generations. Each entry unravels the hidden cultural elements, historical legacies, and intricate technicalities that define the fishermen's world.
With this compilation, we aim to bring the abundance and splendor of the Tamil language to the world. By preserving these unique and precious words, we celebrate the fishermen's contribution to Tamil culture, ensuring that their language and cultural expressions remain immortalized for generations to come.
In conclusion, ‘A Dictionary of Occupational and Cultural Terms of the Fisherfolk of Tamil Nadu’ stands as a tribute to the enduring spirit of the Tamil language and its cultural richness. As we embark on this journey of preservation, we hold steadfast to the belief that safeguarding the fishermen's words will illuminate our understanding of Tamil Nadu's vibrant heritage and inspire appreciation for the diverse linguistic tapestry of our remarkable language.