Kamil Zvelebil eLibrary for books on Tamil and Indian Literature, Culture, Religion and Arts

Dear all,

People who know me pretty well know my habit of scanning every possible book I come across on Tamil/Sangam literature. My laptop is mini library in itself. Then I came across Digital Library of India initiative, nationalized book collection of Tamil academy, Internet archive which have great collection of scanned books and ebooks.   I usually download lot of books from these collections. Then suddenly one day I found the book which made me interested into Tamil literature – Kamil Zvelebil’s ‘Smile of Murugan’ in the Internet archive, a books which is often requested by my blog readers- I decided to make list of all available legal ebooks on Tamil literature available on a single platform and construct an elibrary.  Atleast 100 hours of work has gone into mining into all above mentioned source and organizing them.  All books currently in the collection are in English language. Cataloging all books written in Tamil would require 100 times more effort, which I would be doing in very phased manner. I will update the collection whenever possible.

I hope this effort would be of help to many people. I dedicate this effort to my inspiration late Dr.Kamil Zvelebil.

The first books of this library collection would be of no surprise – it is Smile of Murugan.

  1. The Smile of Murugan on Tamil Literature of South India – Kamil Zvelebil


Tamil Literature Studies  |  Dravidian Studies |   Sangam Literature research |Didactic Literature  | Thirukkural


Devotional/Religion : Saiva |  Murugan  Vaishanava | Krishna | Bhuddist | Jaina | Mother Goddess | Siddar | Saints | General


Epics |  Silapathikaram  |Manimekalai  |Ramayanam | Mahabaratham | Murugan Epic | Puranas/Mythology


History : Indian History  |Foreign Contact   | Early History   |Medieval History   |Later History


RoyalsChera  |Chola  |Pandya  |Pallava  |Lanka Ashoka/Maurya  |Vikramaditya



Tamil Nadu  |Madurai  |Kanchi  |Tanjore  |Kongu  |Thirunelvelly  |Gingee  |

Thirupathi  |Rameswaram  |Madras  |Andhra  |Southeast


Politics/Administration/Economics  | Science  |Culture


Arts  | Music  | Sculpture  | Iconography  | Bronze |Inscriptions/Epigraphy  | Coins


Temple/Architecture:  Pallava   |Chola   |Others


Proverbs Folktales/ folk songs | Tribes and caste |Flora Fauna


Grammar |Dictionaries | Linguistics/Indology/others |Biographies |  Other literature | Other books






http://www.dli.ernet.in/ – to download pdf book from DLI please use the following software http://dli-downloader.blogspot.in/2013/04/fast-dli-downloader-tool-to-download.html




  1. like to participate, share hinduism topics. this is very usefull site

  2. Thank you for your effort , students like is benifit from this greatly .

  3. Thank you for your effort , students like me benifit from this greatly .

  4. A good initiative by our Viram in providing a source for the well wishers in Thamizh Ilakkiyam. Such assistance will help immensely, the youth who opt to pursue the literature in their studies and profession. Congratulations!

  5. Dear Vairam, I eagerly went thru the link for “The Smile of Murugan on Tamil Literature of South India – Kamil Zvelebil”, a minute ago and the site told me that the item has been taken down.
    Any problens?

  6. Dear Viram, the “Internet Archive returned the following message when I went for The Smile of Murugan”————-
    “This item is no longer available.

    Items may be taken down for various reasons, including by decision of the uploader or due to a violation of our Terms of Use”.

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