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The Peruchali Press

The Peruchali Press (PP) is a sister initiative of Eli Puli. While Eli Puli looks at creating hands-on Tamil/bilingual resources and play tools for kids, Peruchali Press focuses entirely on literature. It is our deep interest to write stories that incorporate elements of Tamil and Tamil literature. We’d love to expand appreciation of the language and widen its audience beyond only those who speak it. It is also imporant for us to champion representation of Tamil children in mainstream stories. Click on ‘Free Stories’ in our drop-down menu to read some of our tales!

Some of the projects we’re working on at this time include stories and comics based on the Athichudi and Thirukural, poems  based on the uyir aezhuthukal, reimagining nursery rhymes into contemporary narratives, printable interactive stories as well as traditional story books (and ebooks).

So… why Peruchali?

Peruchali (which means Bandicoot) is a term of endearment that we use around here in our home for our two kids. Ever curious, ever moving, they’re always fiddling and exploring even the most inconvenient of crevices.

This whole initiative was inspired by a desire to grow a love for Tamil in our adorable peruchalis (and yours) – so we named it after them too!