A Writer, Photographer, Film Maker and an Independent Researcher. Kombai S. Anwar’s area of interest is South Indian history. He is a contributor to the ‘Madras
Gazetteer Project’, which documents the history of Madras, that is
Chennai, from 1600 to 2000 CE.
His documentary films focus on historical subjects. Anwar was commissioned by the Archaeological Survey of India to make a series of short films on the Big Temple at Thanjavur, to
commemorate the 1000th year celebrations of the famous World
His latest documentary fim, ‘Yaadhum’, explores his Tamil Muslim identity and history. ‘Yaadhum’ was featured in the
prestigious ‘Hindu Lit for Life Festival, 2014’ in Chennai. Yaadhum was selected as the Best Documentary film by the
‘Tamil Nadu Progressive Writers and Artists Association’. At the 48th WorldFest Houston International Film Festival, 2015, USA 'Yaadhum' won the Bronze Remi award in the Ethnic/ Cultural category