Three U of T Scarborough Students Bringing a Tamil Epic to Life

Introducing the faces behind this year’s U of T Scarborough Library Sophia Hilton Storytelling Fellowship: Thara, Sanah, and Akshayaa. These remarkable individuals are the heart of the UTSC Library Storytelling Fellowship 2023-24.

Three circles filled with a picture of three different young woman with the words UTSC Library Storytelling Fellows 2023-24 written above their photos.

Under the guidance of Anthropologist Dr. Brenda Beck, Thara, Sanah, and Akshayaa will be exploring the Legend of Ponnivala to life. For the oncoming eight months, these Fellows will be diving deep into the world of storytelling, with creative freedom to explore mythical and symbolic themes. The stories will be recorded for the UTSC Library’s Digital Tamil Collections.


We will share the final spring performance information as it comes together through the course of the fellowship and look forward to seeing you then.