Kasumalai and our most famous Sami Dollar (Murugan dollar, Aaiyappan dollar) are probably effect of our trade with Rome. An article which traces back the roots of 2 Indian ornaments.
The third and the final part discusses the unique nature of Tamil when compared to other Indian Languages.
Second part of the three part essay discusses whether –
“All these literatures owed a great deal to Sanskrit, the magic wand of whose touch alone raised each of Dravidian Languages from the level of a patois to that of a literary idiom.” – One of the most popular/controversial statement by great scholar K.A.N.Shastri –
is true or not
First part of the three part essay discusses -word Tamil’s etymology and its origins and its ancient nature.
1. அம்பட்டன்கத்தி ampaṭṭaṉ-katti : (page 95) , n. < id. +. A marine fish, deep blue on the back, becoming silvery white on the … More
I am going to do some thing I have been consciously avoided for nearly a year. I have always tried … More
11. செந்தும்பை cen-tumpai : (page 1589) மும் செந்நிறமும் உடைய கடல்மீன்வகை. செந்தும்பை cen-tumpai, n. < id. +. A species of spiderflower, shrub, Osbeckia zeylanica; தும்பைவகை. … More
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Ancient custom of cutting the dead infant into pieces by sword and concept of pradise after death for ancient Tamil warrior.
This poem is one most interesting themes of the Akam poetry. In this theme the Hero who is being denied access to meet his lady love , threatens the friend of the lover that he has already made love to her and knows all secrets if her and would expose this secret to every one if the he wasn’t granted access to his lover.
There were different kinds of poets , bards and performers in Sangam era. I have listed six major type of … More