Tamil : a biography /

This book explores two millennia of south Indian Tamil civilization, with a special emphasis on the way Tamil speakers and literati understood the unique features of their language and the major cultural themes articulated in Tamil over this long time span. Tamil is one of the great world languages,...

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Main Author: Shulman, David Dean,
Format: Printed Book
Published: London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2016.
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Table of Contents:
  • Beginnings: alapanam
  • First budding, Tamil from the inside : pallavi
  • Second budding, the musical self : anupallavi
  • The imperial moment, truth, and sound : caranam 1
  • Republic of syllables : caranam 2
  • A Tamil modernity : caranam 3
  • Beyond the merely modern : ragamalika.