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Comparative studies of the characters of other epics are also made blok show how Kamban excels. Also, since Rama is an avatara of Kambq, in a way, this example shows his reverence to the power of the gods. It was accomplished under the distinguished auspices of the Pandyan king Ukkirapperuvaludi. The ramxyanam feature of a engllish explained in this fourfold classification, besides being innate to that tongue, is expressive of the racial character of the people that speak it ; it cannot change from one class to another though it can be modified or altered by external circumstances.

It is based on a contemplated separation of a husband from his wife. It brings out the social conditions of the Tamil land in prominent relief. In Kavirippumpattinam, the capital of the Colas, there lived a wealthy merchant named Masattuvan. But if Kamban takes the situations from Valmiki, he has treated them absolutely in his own way.

An arruppadai is a poem in which a bard or ministrel is recommended to go to a patron to solicit help from him.

Kamba Ramayanam: A Study in English –

It is generally believed that works of the first Sangam are lost, perhaps, beyond recovery. Through the grace of the deity she got possession of a begging bowl which would be ever full and never empty. It is addressed to another seeker for favours by one who has already benefited englihs at the hands of the patron.


To the Tamils the modern period which begins from the thirteenth century is important in every respect. Nothing further is known about Tolkappiyar, than that he was a student of Agastya and that he lived in a village near Madura during the reign of the Pandya king Makirti. Grammar is that wonderful and invaluable set of means and devices whereby we can render our words significant and make our ideas pass easily, from within ourselves, to other persons.

The mention of Dr. Verse by Verse Transltion. But Aiyar’s work still kabma to hold the field as not only providing a sizeable translation but also a good study of Kamban’s work in comparison with Valmiki’s and the world’s greatest poetical works He lived about the latter half of the 12th century, after Jayamkondan, from whose Parani he has often quoted in this commentary.

Simplicity of diction, easy flow of words, and a clear and perspicuous style, fecundity of thought, fineness of imagery, and richness of imagination are the chief characteristics of his writings. Sanskrit words were very sparingly used and even these were mutilated in their form.

His prose sentences are often long, and they, now and then, have the rammayanam flow.

Kamba-Ramayana: English Translation of Tamil Ramayana of Sage Kamban (In 2 Volumes)

AH the works of this academy have also been irretrievably lost, except the above work and a few poems which luckUy found their way into the anthologies compiled at the third academy. The Kuruntogai ramayanak means a collection of short poems. This large continent of former times which extended from the Sunda Islands along the southern coast of Asia to the east coast of Africa, Selata has called Lemuria.

To his dying day he remained true to his new religion and there were often moments when his closest friends wished that he was not such a staunch devotee of Ahimsa. From being brave mothers, ardent lovers, proud wives, and life-mates sharing equally in the family and state life, we find that women come to be spoken of as snares and temptations, as something to be feared and shunned.


Poikayar Puthatthar Peyar Tirumalisaiyar Conjeevaram.

38.Thirumudi chootu Padalam

Tamil Literature — Its Classification. He deals with literary theories about the narration, theories about the build and structure of the story, the place of supernatural elements in epics, and the delineation of the various characters of the story.

Rama after meeting Guha arrives the next day morning. There were many outstanding Muslim scholars and poets in this time whose works have enriched the Tamil literature. In this sense, of course, almost all our old prose writings are no prose ; for example, let us examine the prose passages in the ancient epic Silappadikaram ; the rules of scansion can very well be applied and they can be brought under the general heading of the Tamil metre called Asiriappa.

Swaminatha Aiyar will recall to mind his great teacher the late Minakshisundaram Pillai, and Aiyar’s friend Thiagaraja Chettiar whose names occur again and again in Aiyar’s Autobiography. We can but make brief mention of many important matters which would leave an impression of dogmatic assertions in the absence of the volume of evidence behind them. One is struck again and again by the similarity of thought and even expression — why, even whole sentences — between the two books.

The monasteries were the repositories of learning.

In the case of this work, however, the name of the compiler is known as Kudalur Kilar. Day after day he pounded ramzyanam at the translation, every bqc. Incidentally it furnishes us with some peculiar marriage customs current in those ancient days. Its general theme is love.

obok The ancient classics of the Tamil people frequently refer to sangams or societies of learned men. Space forbids us from giving any detailed description of the contents of the rest of the Eighteen Works which mostly deal with ethics.