Concept of Agaththinai and Puraththinai
- Muthal Porul,
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Though the concept of Agaththinai and puraththinai has prevailed since Tholkappiyam period, the definition and the differences of these thinai were understood only on the light of commentators. Basic elements of Agaththinai are Muthal Porul, Karupporul and Uripporul. The relation between Uripporul and concerned thinai has been elaborately discussed in the article. It also deals with the logical interpretation of Puraththinai and its subdivisions. Different perspectives such as Marxian perspective on Thinai and it's objections has also been noted. Extension of concept of Thinai to modern period has also been mentioned in the article.
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