Tamil

Author: David Shulman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674059921

Category: History

Page: 402

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Spoken by eighty million people, Tamil is one of the great world languages, and one of the few ancient languages that survives as a mother tongue. David Shulman presents a comprehensive cultural history of Tamil, emphasizing how its speakers and poets have understood the unique features of their language over its long history.
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Unthiyar

Author: Robert Butler

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 132601448X

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Page: N.A

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Language, Culture and Power

English–Tamil in Modern India, 1900 to Present Day

Author: C. T. Indra,R. Rajagopalan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351335952

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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This volume examines the relationship between language and power across cultural boundaries. It evaluates the vital role of translation in redefining culture and ethnic identity. During the first phase of colonialism, mid-18th to late-19th century, the English-speaking missionaries and East India Company functionaries in South India were impelled to master Tamil, the local language, in order to transact their business. Tamil also comprised ancient classical literary works, especially ethical and moral literature, which were found especially suited to the preferences of Christian missionaries. This interface between English and Tamil acted as a conduit for cultural transmission among different groups. The essays in this volume explore the symbiotic relation between English and Tamil during the late colonial and postcolonial as also the modernist and the postmodernist periods. The book showcases the modernity of contemporary Tamil culture as reflected in its literary and artistic productions — poetry, fiction, short fiction and drama — and outlines the aesthetics, philosophy and methodology of these translations. This volume and its companion (which looks at the period between 1750 to 1900 CE) cover the late colonial and postcolonial era and will be of interest to students, scholars and researchers of translation studies, literature, linguistics, sociology and social anthropology, South Asian studies, colonial and postcolonial studies, literary and critical theory as well as culture studies.
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Historical Dictionary of the Tamils

Author: Vijaya Ramaswamy, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538106868

Category: History

Page: 518

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The second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Tamils contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
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The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Philosophy and Gender

Author: Veena R. Howard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474269591

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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'How do gender constructions transform religious experiences?' 'What is the role of bodily materiality in ethics and epistemology?' 'How does rethinking gender and sexuality force us to reconceptualise settled ontological frameworks?' This collection provides the first research resource to Indian philosophical gender issues, exploring a variety of texts and traditions from Indian philosophy where the treatment of gender is dynamic and diverse. Organised around three central themes - the gender dynamics of enlightenment in the Hindu and Buddhist traditions; the simple binary opposition of genders in Indian traditions; the ways in which symbolic representations of gender differ from social realities in Hindu and Buddhist practice – a team of respected scholars discuss feminist readings, examinations of femininity and masculinity, as well as queer and trans identities, representations, and theories. Beginning with the Vedic tradition and ending with sections on Sri Ramakrishna and Gandhi, this wide-ranging handbook encourages fresh inquiry into classic philosophical questions. Offering critical analyses relevant to literary, cultural and religious studies, The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Philosophy and Gender opens up new ways of understanding gender and South Asian philosophy.
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The indefatigable, fearless labour leader

a biography of the patriotic, veteran trade union leader S.C.C. Anthony Pillai

Author: Kē Appan̲rāj,Vī. Ār Cantiran̲,Transport & Dock Workers' Union (Madras, India)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 197

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Companion Studies to the History of Tamil Literature

Author: Kamil Zvelebil

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004093652

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

View: 1973

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The book addresses problems and topics which have so far been largely ignored, in spite of being of fundamental importance for successful teaching and correct understanding of Tamil literary heritage which spans some 2000 years of development.
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Vedanayaga Sastriar

a biography of the suviseda kavirayar of Thanjavur

Author: Grace Parimala Appasamy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 60

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Biography of Vētanāyaka Cāstiriyār, 1774-1864, Christian Tamil poet, from Thanjāvūr, India.
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Freedom and Despair

Notes from the South Hebron Hills

Author: David Shulman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 022656665X

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Lately, it seems as if we wake up to a new atrocity each day. Every morning is now a ritual of scrolling through our Twitter feeds or scanning our newspapers for the latest updates on fresh horrors around the globe. Despite the countless protests we attend, the phone calls we make, or the streets we march, it sometimes feels like no matter how hard we fight, the relentless crush of injustice will never abate. David Shulman knows intimately what it takes to live your beliefs, to return, day after day, to the struggle, despite knowing you are often more likely to lose than win. Interweaving powerful stories and deep meditations, Freedom and Despair offers vivid firsthand reports from the occupied West Bank in Palestine as seen through the eyes of an experienced Israeli peace activist who has seen the Israeli occupation close up as it impacts on the lives of all Palestinian civilians. Alongside a handful of beautifully written and often shocking tales from the field, Shulman meditates deeply on how to understand the evils around him, what it means to persevere as an activist decade after decade, and what it truly means to be free. The violent realities of the occupation are on full display. We get to know and understand the Palestinian shepherds and farmers and Israeli volunteers who face this situation head-on with nonviolent resistance. Shulman does not hold back on acknowledging the daily struggles that often leave him and his fellow activists full of despair. Inspired by these committed individuals who are not prepared to be silent or passive, Shulman suggests a model for ordinary people everywhere. Anyone prepared to take a risk and fight their oppressive political systems, he argues, can make a difference--if they strive to act with compassion and to keep hope alive. This is the moving story of a man who continues to fight for good in the midst of despair. An indispensable book in our era of reactionary politics and refugee crises, political violence and ecological devastation, Freedom and Despair is a gripping memoir of struggle, activism, and hope for peace.
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