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Two thousand years of Tamil literature

J. M. Somasundaram Pillai

Two thousand years of Tamil literature

an anthology

by J. M. Somasundaram Pillai

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Published by Somasundaram Pillai, Sales agency, South India Saiva Siddhanta Works Pub. Society (Tinnevelly) in Annamalainagar, Madras .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tamil literature,
  • Tamil literature -- Translations into English

  • Edition Notes

    Statementwith studies and translations by J.M. Somasundaram Pillai ; with a foreword by T.P. Meenakshisundaram Pillai.
    GenreTranslations into English.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 378 p., [8] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages378
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17616156M
    OCLC/WorldCa1386020

    These Sangams were the fountain head of Tamil culture and their principal concern was the perfection of the Tamil language and literature. The first two Sangams were not located in what is now South India but in antediluvian Tamil land to the south which in ancient times bore the name of Kumari Kandam, literally the Land of the Virgin or Virgin. Tirumandiram (or Thirumandiram) written by the Yoga Siddhar Tirumular (or Thirumoolar) in Tamil, in more than three thousand verses, probably between the 4th and 6th centuries A.D., is the oldest and most important text of Yoga from south India, It is a work of Yoga, tantra, mysticism, mantra, kundalini and monistic theism. The 12th century philosophical school of Saiva Siddhantha traces its.

    Get this from a library! Colonizing the realm of words: the transformation of Tamil literature in nineteenth-century South India. [Sascha Ebeling] -- Details the transformation of Tamil literary culture that came with colonialism and the encounter with Western modernity. A true tour de force, this book documents the transformation of one Indian. What we call ‘Indian civilisation’ is indeed well over 5, years old. However, for the vast majority of contemporary Indians, their self-concept seems to be have been shaped less by an aggregation of five or one thousand years, and more by certain key, disruptive years in which their older ‘self’ crumbled.

    The greatest works of ancient Tamil, the Sangam anthologies and the Pattuppattu, date to the first two centuries of the current era. They are the first great secular body of poetry written in India, predating Kalidasa’s works by two hundred years. Kamasutra PDF Book Download: English & Hindi but it enshrined the essences of two thousand years or more of the worship of love. Comparing this with the dryness of Western literature and.


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