[INDOLOGY] Dating of Old Tamil Cankam Literature

Tieken, H.J.H. H.J.H.Tieken at hum.leidenuniv.nl
Wed Jul 29 13:50:24 EDT 2015


Dear Dr Palaniappan, You ask if there are scholars who agree with the late dates I assign to Cankam poetry. Why do you ask if you already know the answer?  
In this connection I may quote what Francois Gros once, in 1968, wrote about authors who (note that I am unable to insert the accents): "tiennent pour authentiques les donnees legendaires et nous rapportent a dix millenaires av. J.-C." According to Gros "Les discussions serieuses (sic) toutefois tendent a converger sur l'hypothese de compositions originales etalees du IIe au IVe s., la compilation des poemes ....." 
Though going into the other direction, I am put into the category of people not to be taken serious.
Best, Herman


Herman Tieken
Stationsweg 58
2515 BP Den Haag
The Netherlands
00 31 (0)70 2208127
website: hermantieken.com

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