The Aryans (again); 19th century discourse.
achandra at WNMAIL.WNDEV.ATT.COM
Fri Dec 18 20:10:42 UTC 1998
As per Sri Ganesan's request, here is the sloka :
Here is the sloka :
Tvameva maata cha pitaa tvameva O Lord. Thou art my mother and thou art
my father also
Tvameva bandhuscha sakhaa tvameva | thou art my brother and my friend
Tvameva vidyaa dravinam tvameva Thou art knowledge and wealth unto me
Tvameva sarvam mama deva deva || thou art my all-in-all, O Lord of Lords
The sloka is in reference to the position of a Guru.
It reads draviNam in Devanagiri ( as in N ). I am also asking if anyone can
point me to a Sanskrit dictionary that mentions Dramida is Tamila in
Mr. A. Chandra writes:
I had said that I would quota a Sanskrit sloka that had mentioned the
Dravidam as meaning wealth. When I had sent that to you, you wrote back
saying that Dravida was coined by someone named Caldwell who used the
Tamizh -> Damila -> Dramila -> Dramida. Robert Caldwell
coined the term,
Dravidian from Dramida which means Tamil in Sanskrit.
I also aked you to give me the name of the Sanskrit dictionary that
mentions Dramida as Tamil.
Namaskar, Ashish. In the shloka you sent there was
no word, DramiDa in it.
There was a word 'dravina'. You said that
dravina will sound like dravida while reading
I lost your mail. Can you please post the Sanskrit
shloka in Indology? Let us all see.
Sankaracharya mentions Dramida child in Saundaryalahari.
Traditonally this is taken to refer to Saint Gnanasambandhar,
because Parvati fed him milk. Zvelebil writes that
'DramiDa' occurs in Sanskrit there.
When asked privately about modern Dravidian political
movement, my reply is to check some good university
libraries. There are scores of books on them in
English or Indian languages.
I did not get any Baltuch mail from you. What date in Indology
he wrote? Or, is it a private mail to you from Mr. J. Baltuch?
Can you point out the date or post that mail, please.
Sorry and excuse me for my inability to summarize
those books for want of time. My interest is old
Tamil literature or Tamil books printed pre-1947.
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