Tamil Literature

Will our filmmakers look towards literature?

Recently, Netflix’s French show, Lupin, modernised a legendary comic series into an updated tale set in picturesque Paris.

published on : 15th November 2021

Tamil is the Language of Gods, says Madras High Court

A bench of Justice N Kirubakaran, since retired, and Justice B Pugalendhi, in a recent order also said that in our country "it is made to believe that Sanskrit alone is Gods' language.

published on : 13th September 2021

Petals with a past

Legend has it that in Ramayana, Rama instructed Lakshmana to put a garland made of gaja pushpi flower around Sugriva’s neck to distinguish him from Vali.

published on : 13th September 2021

Porunai: Reviving a name lost in time

Than Porunai and Aan Porunai both find a place in Tholkappiam, an ancient treatise on Tamil grammar. Than Porunai is also mentioned in the Sangam work Purananuru.

published on : 11th September 2021

Dressing up the epic way

Turning the pages of the Silappathikaram, historian Meenakshi Devaraj draws attention to attire and ornaments mentioned in it

published on : 12th July 2021

Obituary | Ki Ra was a 'Naina' or 'Bheeshmar' for many writers

Speak to any Karisal writer alive and they fondly call him as Naina (a Telugu-Tamil word used to address father) or as Bheeshmar - a paternal and wise figure from Mahabharatham.

published on : 18th May 2021