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CLASSICAL THAMIZH LITERATURE



* 5 Aug 2021
Sangam Literature
Tholkaapiam, Ettu thogai (8 collections) and Pathu paattu (10 songs)

Ettu thogai - Natrinai, Kurunthogai, Ainguru nooru, Kalithogai, Aganaanooru, Padhitrupathu, Puranaanooru, Paripaadal

Pathu paattu - Thirumurugaatrupadai, Porunar Aatrupadai, Sirupaan Aatrupadai, Perumpaan Aatrupadai, Malaipadu kadaam, Mullai Paattu, Nedunal Vaadai, Kurinji Paattu, Pattina Paalai, Madhurai Kaanji
Reference: Tamil literature by Philomena, indian-heritage.org/tamilliterature


* Jul 2021
The concept and terminology of Thamizh Thai was by Manonmaniam Sundaram Pillai (1855 - 1897)
The song "Niraarum Kadal Udutha" from Manonmaniam was adapted as Thamizh Thai Vaazhthu, "Invocation to Goddess Tamil" and approved by the Government of Tamil Nadu as the official Tamil anthem in June 1970. The music was composed by M.S.Viswanathan.
The song - (YouTube)
Reference: wikipedia.org


* Jul 2021
Veeramamunivar (Constantine Joseph Beschi) (8 Nov 1680 - 1742)
He was an Italian Jesuit missionary in South India who mastered the Tamil language and had written several books
Thembavani, a classic poem ; Sadhuragaraadhi ; Thonnool - a grammatical treatise ; Vedhiyar Ozhukkam.
Paramartha guruvin kadhai is a satirical story on a religious teacher and his dumb disciples written by Veeramamunivar