[INDOLOGY] Dating of Old Tamil Cankam Literature

Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan Palaniappa at aol.com
Wed Jul 29 20:17:54 UTC 2015

Dear Prof. Tieken,

I asked the question because I did not know the answer. It was aṟiyā viṉā. Since not many Tamil scholars participate in this list and I may not know the publications of many young scholars of Tamil, I wanted to get an idea of how much traction your views have had over the years. I was especially interested in the views of European scholars who might have published in European journals to which I do not have access.



> On Jul 29, 2015, at 12:50 PM, Tieken, H.J.H. <H.J.H.Tieken at hum.leidenuniv.nl> wrote:
> 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
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