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Tamil Social History
Structure and Change
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5th century Akam Akananuru ancient Tamil anthologies Aryan ascetics Avvaiyar Brahmins called Cankam Age Cankam literature caste century A.D. Chera chieftains Chola Cilap Cilappatikaram Cintamani civilization culture dance deity dharma Dravidian economic epic fact flowers functions Hindu historian human husband Ibid important institutions intellectual Iraiyanar Jaina Kali Kannaki Kapilar Kaviri kind king known Kshatriya Kural Kurun Kuruntokai land language learning literary lived Madurai Manimekalai marriage means medieval mentioned moral Murukan myths Nalatiyar nature ornaments Pallava Pandyan Paripatal perhaps period persons poems poets political population Pukar Puram Purananuru reference regions religion religious rituals river rulers sacred sacrifices Sanskrit says scholars secular Siva social history sources South India stage Tamijakam Tamil country Tamil literature Tamil social Tamil society Tamilakam Tamilnadu temple Tolkappiyam totem towns tradition tree tribal tribes values varna Vedic verse village wife woman women worship