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Canons, Conventions and Creativity: Defining Literary Tradition in Premodern Tamil South India

@inproceedings{Clare2011CanonsCA,
  title={Canons, Conventions and Creativity: Defining Literary Tradition in Premodern Tamil South India},
  author={J. Clare},
  year={2011}
}
  • J. Clare
  • Published 2011
  • History, Art
  • Author(s): Clare, Jennifer Steele | Advisor(s): Hart, George L | Abstract: This dissertation looks at debates over the Tamil literary tradition in treatises and commentaries on poetics composed in South India between the eighth and the seventeenth centuries. Central to these discussions of what constitutes the literary was the relationship of new literary developments to the language and conventions of an ancient poetic system established in the earliest stratum of Tamil literature, known as… CONTINUE READING
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