When I had my son in 2019, I knew I wanted to instill the same love of books within him as I had. But more than that, I knew I really wanted him to learn to read, speak, and write Tamil. We searched many stores for Tamil books but the majority of them were in formats that were not toddler-friendly. While reading him his ABC board books, I came upon the idea to create a similar board book in Tamil.
However beyond a board book, I wanted to make Tamil accessible for anyone wanting to learn the language themselves, or those that wanted to teach their own children Tamil even if they had little to no prior knowledge of how to read.
Named in honour of my late father-in-law, Kanaga Books aims to introduce and bring the Tamil language into any home, and by the use of the English transliteration, make it accessible to anyone in the world.