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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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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Workbook for Millward/Hayes' A Biography of the English Language

Author: C.M. Millward,Mary Hayes

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305483146

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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This companion to A BIOGRAPHY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, 3rd Edition, supplements and enhances material presented in the main textbook. Chapter-by-chapter exercises help students master text material efficiently. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Musical Gift

Sonic Generosity in Post-War Sri Lanka

Author: Jim Sykes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190912030

Category: Music

Page: 320

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The Musical Gift tells Sri Lanka's music history as a story of giving between humans and nonhumans, and between populations defined by difference. Author Jim Sykes argues that in the recent past, the genres we recognize today as Sri Lanka's esteemed traditional musics were not originally about ethnic or religious identity, but were gifts to gods and people intended to foster protection and/or healing. Noting that the currently assumed link between music and identity helped produce the narratives of ethnic difference that drove Sri Lanka's civil war (1983-2009), Sykes argues that the promotion of connected music histories has a role to play in post-war reconciliation. The Musical Gift includes a study of how NGOs used music to promote reconciliation in Sri Lanka, and it contains a theorization of the relations between musical gifts and commodities. Eschewing a binary between the gift and identity, Sykes claims the world's music history is largely a story of entanglement between both paradigms. Drawing on fieldwork conducted widely across Sri Lanka over a span of eleven years--including the first study of Sinhala Buddhist drumming in English and the first ethnography of music-making in the former warzones of the north and east--this book brings anthropology's canonic literature on "the gift" into music studies, while drawing on anthropology's recent "ontological turn" and "the new materialism" in religious studies.
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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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Literary genres in Tamil

a supplement to a descriptive catalogue of palm-leaf manuscripts in Tamil

Author: A. Ve Cuppiramaṇiyan̲,Shu Hikosaka,G. John Samuel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Manuscripts, Tamil

Page: 493

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A. Madhaviah

A Biography

Author: Sita Anantha Raman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 190

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Biography of A. Måatavaiyåa, 1872-1925, Tamil author.
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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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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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