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Vol. 4 No. 1 (2022): Volume 4, Issue 1, Year 2022

The Theme of Friendship in Kambar’s Select Occasional Verses: A Critical Analysis

Sheeba T
Department of Languages, Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science, Kelambakkam, Chennai-603103, Tamil Nadu, India.
Praveen Sam D
Department of English, SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam, Chennai-603110, Tamil Nadu, India.

Published 2021-12-27


  • Relationships,
  • Friendship,
  • Occasional Verses,
  • Gratitude,
  • Caste, Scholarliness,
  • Profit,
  • Love
  • ...More

How to Cite

T, S., & D, P. S. (2021). The Theme of Friendship in Kambar’s Select Occasional Verses: A Critical Analysis. International Research Journal of Tamil, 4(1), 102-109.

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In our everyday life, we come across many relationships. One of the most unique relationships is friendship which we encounter with different people in different situations of our lives. This paper discusses the friendship experienced by Kambar which he has expressed through his occasional verses. Friendship has been classified into five kinds based on the experiences of Kambar culled out from his occasional verses. The five kinds of friendship are (i) friendship based on gratitude, (ii) friendship based on caste to which he belongs, (iii) friendship based on his scholarliness, (iv)Friendship based on profit and (v) friendship based on love.


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