Vol. 4 No. SPL 2 (2022): Volume 4, Issue SPL 2, Year 2022

Internal Psychology in Vetkai Pathu Songs

Marry S
Department of Tamil, Madras Christian College, Tambaram, Chennai-600059, Tamil Nadu, India

Published 2022-02-28


  • Vetkai Pathu Songs,
  • Ainkurunuru,
  • Sangam Literature,
  • Psychology

How to Cite

S, M. (2022). Internal Psychology in Vetkai Pathu Songs. International Research Journal of Tamil, 4(SPL 2), 87-91. https://doi.org/10.34256/irjt22s214

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Man's knowledge is moving towards new discoveries every day. No matter how much you discover it is a bit of a challenge to figure out what the human mind is thinking. What do we think in our hearts when we all know the proverb that ‘being in a pot is like being in a bag’? That's what we'll talk about. But do we speak in all cases and circumstances? Seems to think a bit if. Searching for the answer, Sigmund Freud says that the outside does not show what the inside thinks. I put forward this idea and searched in the Sangam literature in which a lot of the literature had the claim of a friend but in five of the five consecutive songs the friend's claim is in the same mood as the friend's mentality. The way the friend answers the leader's question of what you and the leader thought of me during the time I went to the leader's whore shows the friend's inner state most wonderfully. There are many reasons why an individual may not disclose his inner state to others out of fear, shame, danger, indifference, good, evil, etc. Here the friend does not disclose to the leader what she thinks inwardly because the leader is not saying it is in the best interest of the family not to split up. At the same time what you do directly to the leader is wrong and only you know how to make a mistake? Can we go to the whore too? Thinking that there will be trouble in the family again if asked, the friend hides the virtuous deeds of the leader without revealing anything and at the same time hides the false whore behavior of the leader indirectly through the parable without revealing what he thought indirectly. It was only in the eighteenth century that Sigmund Freud stated that the external mind does not reflect what the inner mind thinks. But it can be seen that Oram Pokiyar, who wrote the Sangam literary Vetkai Pathu in Tamil 2000 years ago, has shown the psychology that the external does not show what the inner thinks.


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