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Kaṇṇan Em. [usw.]:
Passages : relationships between Tamil and Sanskrit / edited by Kannan M., Jennifer Clare. - Pondichéry : Institut français de Pondichéry ; Berkeley : University of California, 2009. - XXXVI, 380 S. - (IFP - Publications hors séries ; 11)
ISBN 978-81-8470-176-0
Rs. 700,00

This volume is the outcome, independent, extended and enlarged, of an international conference, "Affinities and Oppositions: Relationship Between Tamil and Sanskrit" held on September 12th-14th, 2007 at the French Institute of Pondicherry.
   The history of South Asia is in a large measure the story of the interaction of the Dravidian and Indo-Aryan languages and their cultures. These two families have been in close contact at least since the times of the Rg Veda - about 1500 BCE - and have borrowed so much from one another that it is often impossible to determine which is source. All the articles presented in this book offer testimony to the plurality, multiculturalism, multilingualism, bilingualism which has animated the two living classical languages of India; parallel streams which have gone on influencing and nourishing each other throughout the centuries. These testimonies provide some lessons and questions for the present younger generation of students and scholars on both sides. [Institut Français de Pondichéry]


  • Tamil and Sanskrit in South India / Jean Filliozat
  • Akapporuḷ and Sanskrit muktaka poetry / Siegfried Lienhard
  • The relation between Tamil and classical Sanskrit literature / George L. Hart
  • Bṛhatkathā studies: the Tamil version of the Bṛhatkathā / Donald Nelson
  • Earliest contacts between Indo-Aryan and old Tamil: an epigraphic perspective / Iravatham Mahadevan
  • Tamil and Sanskrit in the medieval epigraphical context / Leslie C. Orr
  • Sanskrit in Tamil inscriptions / Y. Subbarayalu
  • From Sanskritization to nativization: the role of Sanskrit in the cultural formation of Kerala / M. R. Raghava Varier
  • The said and the unsaid...Therigātha and Maṇimēkalai / R. Vijayalakshmy
  • Bhojā's Śṛṅgāraprakāśa and the kuravai poems in the Kalittokai / Herman Tieken
  • Sanskrit and Tamil in the service of Śaivism / T. Ganesan
  • Kāraikkāl ammaiyār: bridging the Caṅkam and Śaiva worlds / Eliane Craddock
  • Upamanyu bhakta vilāsam / R. Nagaswamy
  • Purāṇa / Purāṇam: modes of narrative temporality in Sanskrit and Tamil / Anne E. Monius
  • The tale of the righteous king: king Maṉu in Ramalinga Aṭikaḷ (1823-1874) / Srilata Raman
  • Veda bhāṣā, Maṟai moḻi: the Indian helix / Prema Nandakumar
  • Double the pleasure: reading Nammāḻvār's Tiruviruttam / Archana Venkatesan
  • Sanskrit in a tamil imaginary: Sandeśakāvya and the Haṃsasandeśa of Veṅkaṭanātha / Steven P. Hopkins
  • Tamil versions of the Mahābhārata: a study of reception / A. A. Manavalan
  • Mapping Madras in Sarvadevavilāsa: urban space, patronage and power in a nineteenth century Sanskrit text / Indira Viswanathan Peterson
  • Tamil, Sanskrit and an other: reworking the Sanskrit-Tamil dyad / V. Geetha
  • Vaṭamoḻi-teṉmoḻi-ōr āyvu nōkku [in Tamil] / Mu. Ku. Ḻekannātarāḻa

Quellen: Institut Français de Pondichéry