Q: old Tamil materials

Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan Palaniappa at AOL.COM
Thu Aug 17 04:38:45 UTC 2000

Dear Dr. Ruzsa,

Welcome to Tamilology.

In a message dated 8/12/2000 5:20:43 PM Central Daylight Time, you wrote:

> 2. What are the standard materials (esp. grammar, but also dictionary and
>  texts) to study old Tamil?

You should consult the following work.

"A Reference Grammar of Classical Tamil Poetry" by V. S. Rajam, 1992,
American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia.
ISBN 0-87169-199-X

The texts themselves are available in a searchable form at the Cologne
University website  <A
l Tamil Literature</A>.

Some of the Old Tamil texts may be ordered from the Tirunelveli Saiva
Siddhanta Book Publishing Society in Chennai. Some may be ordered from the U.
V. Saminatha Iyer Library in Chennai.

S. Palaniappan

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