Tamil

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Harvard University Press, Sep 26, 2016 - History - 386 pages
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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Contents

Chapter 1 Beginnings
1
Tamil from the Inside
43
The Musical Self
107
Chapter 4 The Imperial Moment Truth and Sound
150
Chapter 5 Republic of Syllables
195
Chapter 6 A Tamil Modernity
249
Chapter 7 Beyond the Merely Modern
284
Notes
325
References
357
Credits
385
Index
387
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