There is a recent and very interesting study of Jains in Tamil literary histories by Christoph Emmrich: Journal of Indian Philosophy 39, no. 6 (2011): 599-646.  Although mostly concerned with twentieth-century histories, it discusses also precursors to them in the prefaces to nineteenth-century editions of Tamil works. 

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On 20/08/2012, at 8:24 AM, Ulrich T. Kragh wrote:

 If by any chance, the history of Indian literary histories has been described in any scholarly publication, I would also be thankful for the bibliographical reference to such a study.