The Sirupanattruppadai from the Ethnographic Point of View
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Ethnography is an integral part of cultural anthropology. The aim is to know the life aspects of the people living as a particular race. Literature highlights the lives of the people. Ethnography is the study of literature that reveals various stages of human food, clothing, shelter, and culture. One of the Pathuppaattu literature that arose during the Sangam period is Sirupanattruppadai. This distinction enables us to understand the society and culture of the Panars. The Panar community was a community that transcended all five thinai lands. On this basis, it can be assumed that the Panar community may have lived as a nomadic community. Through this literature, one learns about the way of life of the Siru Panars (Who plays the small lute), their economic status, their musical knowledge, artistic skills, guidance, manner of teaching, living in gifts, etc., and the qualities of the Siru Panars who sing praises to the king and enjoy the hospitality of the people belonging to the thinai land in order to receive the prize. The hypothesis of this study is to seek to know the life of the Panars, whose data for ethnography is based on data from the Sirupanttruppadai, which is one of the books of the Aatruppadai.
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