Book Review: An Update on AIT (Part 1)

Paul Kekai Manansala kekai at JPS.NET
Tue Aug 31 10:19:44 UTC 1999

Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan wrote:
> As to be expected, Ramaswami's work fails miserably by not giving a
> fact-based history of Tamils' attachment to language.
> Anti-JNU Rajaram and JNU-trained Sumathi Ramaswamy make strange bedfellows.
> However, with her academic position at Penn, Ramaswami's work is far more
> harmful to the pursuit of knowledge than Rajaram's.

The information you have given does not justify this conclusion. In
terms of Ramaswamy's characterization of early European linguistics
in India, what is not supported?

In regards to Tamil, there is hardly anything quoted related to the
Tamil attachement to language.

Paul Kekai Manansala

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