Non-Fiction Books:

The Tamil Plutarch

Containing a Summary Account of the Lives of the Poets and Poetesses of Southern India and Ceylon (Classic Reprint)

Format

Paperback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

The Tamil Plutarch by Simon Casie Chitty
$30.99
In stock with supplier

The item is brand new and in-stock in with one of our preferred suppliers. The item will ship from the Mighty Ape warehouse within the timeframe shown below.

Usually ships within 2-3 weeks

Availability

Delivering to:

Estimated arrival:

  • Around 15-20 November using standard courier delivery

Description

Excerpt from The Tamil Plutarch: Containing a Summary Account of the Lives of the Poets and Poetesses of Southern India and Ceylon Of the languages of the Scythian family the Tamil confessedly occupies the most distinguished rank, and it is peculiar to the people of that part of India, which was formerly under the sway of the Chera, Chola and Pandiya kings and of those of the eastern and northern provinces of Ceylon. The name Tamil, signifying "sweet," is characteristic of the language. Indeed it is one of the most copious, refined, and polished languages spoken by man, as correctly observed by an accomplished Orientalist. Villiputtu'rer, in his Introductory stanza to the Baradam which we quote below, metaphorically represents the Tamil language as the daughter of Agastiyer, who being born of the mountain (Pothiya) and cradled in the glory of Pandiyen, sat upon the College bench (at Madura), crawled with her breast on the writing (of Sampanter) ascending against the stream of the Vygai river, stood up amidst the fire unburned (when that writing was cast into it), and afterwards walked on the minds of the students, and now adorns the hip of the goddess of the earth whom (Vishnu, in his metamorphosis as) a boar supported on the point of his tusks. Few nations on earth can perhaps boast of so many poets as the Tamils. Poetry appears to have been the first fixed form of language amongst them; for as has been remarked by Abbe Dubois, "they have not a single ancient book that is written in prose, not even the books on medicine;" and hence the poet formed the inalienable part of the philologist, the theologian, the philosopher, the astronomer, the physician, etc. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Release date NZ
September 27th, 2015
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Forgotten Books
Pages
136
Dimensions
152x229x7
ISBN-13
9781331614609
Product ID
23190844

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 180 Banana Points