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

Silapathikaram quotes in grammatical text

Bharathi S
Department of Tamil, Periyar University, Salem-636011, Tamil Nadu, India.

Published 2021-12-30


  • Silapathikaram,
  • Literature,
  • Grammatical text,
  • Quotes

How to Cite

S, B. (2021). Silapathikaram quotes in grammatical text. International Research Journal of Tamil, 4(1), 117-121.

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Epics has been created in various languages such as Greek, Latin, Persian and Tamil in the world. Even in Tolkappiyam, there is no reference the existence of epics in Tamil. Dandiyalankara is the first script recorded about epics in Tamil. Silappathikaram is the first epic to appear in Tamil literature. This epic and Tolkappiyam were appeared during Sangam literature followed by AD Appeared in the second century. The author of this epic is Ilangovadi. He is the son of Cheramannan Neduncheralathan and the brother of Cheran Senkuttuvan. Silappathikaram is one of the greatest epics that appeared in the Tamil language. It is no exaggeration to say that as the epics were developed next to vintage literature appeared. Grammar rules are composed and written by Vaithiyanatha Desikar in the AD seventeenth century. He has used quotations from various grammatical texts in the context of the text with rich evidence for the text. He has used these quotations to clarify grammatical explanatory threads, for further explanation and for textual concentration. The purpose of this article is to illustrate how grammatical lyricism supports grammatical interpretation.


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