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Historical dictionary of the Tamils

Author: Vijaya Ramaswamy.
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2007.
Series: Historical dictionaries of people and cultures, no. 6.
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The cultural heritage of the Tamils dates back two thousand years. As a language, Tamil has existed since the pre-Christian era, around the same time as the early classical languages Hebrew and Sankrit. The first book on Tamil grammar, the Tolkappiyam, was written around the fifth century BCE. Today, Tamil cuisine has captured the imagination of the vegetarian world, and Tamil cinema, with its heavy political  Read more...
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Vijaya Ramaswamy.
Historical dictionary of the Tamils.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006032034
(OCoLC)71790170
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vijaya Ramaswamy.
ISBN: 9780810864450 0810864452
OCLC Number: 310963774
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (lxix, 375 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Editor's Foreword; Acknowledgments; Reader's Note; Abbreviations and Acronyms; Chronology; Introduction; The Dictionary; Bibliography; About the Author.
Series Title: Historical dictionaries of people and cultures, no. 6.
Responsibility: Vijaya Ramaswamy.

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The cultural heritage of the Tamils dates back two thousand years. As a language, Tamil has existed since the pre-Christian era, around the same time as the early classical languages Hebrew and Sankrit. The first book on Tamil grammar, the Tolkappiyam, was written around the fifth century BCE. Today, Tamil cuisine has captured the imagination of the vegetarian world, and Tamil cinema, with its heavy political allegories and opera style music, is popular across the globe. Not confined to their homeland of Tamil Nadu, the Tamils constitute a powerful diaspora in Sri Lanka (where they are fightin.

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