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38.Thirumudi chootu Padalam

englsh Crossing the Channel was not the end of the trouble. Otta-kuttan was a contemporary of Kamban and his Uttara- kandam winds up the Ramayanam of Kamban. It consists of chapters, each containing ten kural- venbas.

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The ancient classics of rqmayanam Tamil people frequently refer to sangams or societies of learned men. A source of information. There was an ancient gloss on the work by the well-known commentator Per-Asiriyar which has since become lost.

Regarding the First Academy, we have no reliable particulars on which we could base any conclusions regarding its date of inception or its members. In the twenty-eight years since its publication, the work has earned the akmba of scholars ranayanam different persuasions. The introduction of the Vatteluttu alphabet must have taken place long before the fourth or fifth century B. Thus Chintamani, the Ramayana, the Kandapurana, the Tiruvilayadalpurana, the Periyapurana and the Mahabharata came to be replete with neglish of this kind.

They are all probably the ramayznam of Jain authors. We have no grounds for asserting that there were separate prose works before the beginning of the 17th century: Verse by Verse Transltion. Instances of the Tamil kings honouring poets, and of their indirectly encouraging them are only too many. XXVU1 TAMIL in the background and its place was taken up by mythological accounts of preter-natural events, such as one might find in the puranas and itihasas.

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He scarce spoke jamba rushed the blood at once To Rama’s eyes; a storm was in his breath; A frown settled on his manly brow; the spheres In terror shook; the stars their orbit fled! Men of deep intuitive insight perceive and perceive rightly, the highly spiritual meaning underlying this story.

The Cera kingdom’s boundaries too have been sung by Auvvai who says: And removed the suffering of the truthful devas, who protects the world. These languages, while they have a common origin and a close affinity to each other, are different from Sanskrit and its derivatives. As misfortune would have it, he was arrested englisj a thief of the royal jewels.

The Tamil consonants comprise only the unaspirate hard consonants, nasals, and semi-vowels.

Then came the Mahratta and the Musalman hordes from the north, and lastly the Europeans from beyond the sea. It is a remarkable fact in the history of the Tamil The Commentators Literature that commentaries have been, and their prose from a very long time, occupying a pro- A S t0 minent place.

Cruel fate, however, stretched its talons and kn snatched him away from this world before he could sing Sita’s virtues.

It is interesting to note the swing in the themes of the works of the Third Sangam. We mention by name only a few. Coleridge has englosh, ” I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of Prose and Poetry, that prose is kamna words in their best order ‘, poetry ‘ the best words in their best order’. The Saiva saints and the Vaishnava saints belong to this period. There remain as a part of execution ‘ the best words ‘.

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A language, however, cannot afford to remain static, particularly when there is a high-pressure effort to carve out for the nation a place among the peoples of the modern industrialised and scientific world. Music too, was in a state of perfection, and their pans of tunes were sui generis to the Tamil race.

There are a few other classifications, reference to which will be frequently made in this essay ; and it is well that we mention the classifications here, o The subject-matter of the work is classified as — i Aham. Aranya Kandam 3 http: And the per-yal — big ‘ yal ‘ — which is supposed to have been in use in the days of Agastya had become extinct even before the third century a. The Dravidian element makes its influence felt in the sounds employed not only in the Sanskritic vernaculars but to a certain extent in Sanskrit itself.


The reader will have noticed that the Ramayana follows in its natural order the life of the hero from his birth and childhood up to the close of the action which forms its theme. Raghunatha Iyer, Assistant Editor’. Master of Latin, he came out first in Roman Law and ” was an all round brilliant student “. Nathamuni was a contemporary of Nambi-andar-nambi, — the compiler of the Tiru-murais — and he was inspired by the latter to do a like service to the Vaishnava hymns.

Madavi, on hearing of the death of Kovalan, renounced the world, and turned a Buddhist nun. The finest works in Tamil, such as the Kural, are original in design and execution, and also independent of Sanskrit.

When the world was still in the making and before the elevation of, the Himalayas, the space now occupied by the plain was a sea. If Kamban was strong in his stately viruttams and resembled Milton in his diction and rhythm, Otta-kuttan was a severe critic of poetry and an expert in making antadi, kovai and ula various types of ramahanam compositions.

For these quasi- religious compositions all kinds of metres enumerated in the grammar books on prosody were freely made use of. And so it happened.