|Mrs. Vaidhehi Herbert from Hawai, USA|
|Mrs. Vaidhehi Herbert with Mr.Herbert|
The author don't like claim herself either as a poet or a language scholar and she is 'simply passionate and disciplined.' Over the last three years the author showed much dedication in studying Tamil and kept her engaged in translating number of Tamil Sangam poems into English. She has approached and learned Mullaippaatu, an anthology from Dr. Rukmani Ramachandran, Assistant Professor of Tamil, Queen Mary's College, Chennai. She has undertaken the mammoth task of translation of 12 Sangam Tamil anthologies on her own and she never expected any aid from any government or other institutions. She has co-authored three books with Dr. Rukmani Ramachandran. She has also compiled the dictionary for terminology of Sangam Tamil anthologies. She is also prepared to teach the Tamil loving public on Sangam Tamil literature either in person or over phone. For this purposes she has also developed 20 web sites to enable online instruction and to encourage distance learning.
Anyone interested in learning more about Sangam poetry is encouraged to visit Herbert’s main websites at http://sangampoemsinenglish.wordpress.com and www.learnsangamtamil.com.
- Sangam Poems Translated by Vaidhehi Herbert http://sangamtranslationsbyvaidehi.com/
- Tamil Bookstore http://www.tamilbookstore.in/
- The Tamil Literary Garden (Wikipedia)
- சங்கத் தமிழை மொழிபெயர்ப்பதில் பல சவால்கள்
Vaidehi Herbert Hawaii USA Sanga Ilakkiyam (YouTube)