[INDOLOGY] Tamil epigraphy database

a.murugaiyan a.murugaiyan at wanadoo.fr
Thu Dec 15 14:18:10 UTC 2016

Dear List,
Thanks for posting this announcement.
A. Murugaiyan

We are pleased to announce our Tamil Epigraphy Database project, in 
collaboration between the Tamil Virtual Academy, Chennai, India and the 
UMR7528 Mondes iranien et indien, France.

*Title of the project*: /Tamil Epigraphy - Lexical and Grammatical 
Database with Searchable engine /

*Calendar*: 2 years, August 2016 - July 2018.

*Aims of the project:*

·Preserving and archiving of Tamil epigraphical data in a digital form.

·Document a complete list of Tamil inscriptions recorded till date.

·Develop a lexical and grammatical database of inscriptions with 
searchable engine(5th to 8th century CE)

·To develop electronic dictionaries of Tamil epigraphy and as a 
complement to the existing Tamil Epigraphical dictionaries and glossaries.

·Contribute to develop research in Tamil historical linguistics and 
other historical studies.

·The database and the research engine will be distributed as a free 
resource under the terms of GNU General Public License.

*Principal investigator:*

Appasamy Murugaiyan, EPHE-UMR 7528 Mondes iranien et indien, France


1. Jan Kucera, Institute of South and Central Asia, Charles University, 
Praha, Czech Republic.

2. Dr R. Poongundran, Epigraphist, Tamil Nadu, India

3. Dr Vasu Renganathan, Centre for South Asian Studies, University of 
Pennsylvania, USA.

*For details, please check the link*: 

*Contact & information*: a.murugaiyan at wanadoo.fr 
<mailto:a.murugaiyan at wanadoo.fr>

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