- Sangam literature,
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Themes on love and familial relationship, which are referred to as ‘ahatthiNai’ are more in Sangam literature. It may be said that the word ‘thiNai’ belongs to ‘ahatthiNai’. Nacchinaarkkiniyar’s commentary tells that all the other things apart from ‘ahatthiNai’ are referred to as ‘puRam’. ‘AhanaanuuRu’ an anthology of poems in ‘eTTutthokai’ has poems of a minimum of 13 lines and a maximum of 31 lines. 400 poems sung by 145 poets are classified into three divisions. R. Raghava Iyengar in 1918 published ‘ahananuuRu’ for the first time. ‘Nitthilakkovai’ the final division has been taken for our studies. Let us see the details of that division in this article.
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