Corruption and Redemption: The Legend of Valluvar and Tamil Literary History

  title={Corruption and Redemption: The Legend of Valluvar and Tamil Literary History},
  author={Stuart H. Blackburn},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={449 - 482}
  • S. Blackburn
  • Published 1 April 2000
  • History, Art
  • Modern Asian Studies
This [the Valluvar legend] is one of the traditions which are so repugnant to inveterate popular prejudice that they appear too strange for fiction, and are probably founded on fact. (Robert Caldwell 1875:132). If we now recognize that literary history is more than a history of literature, it is perhaps less widely accepted that the writing of literary history is an important subject for literary historiography. Yet literary histories are a rich source for understanding local conceptions of… 
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    2019 IEEE 1st International Conference on Energy, Systems and Information Processing (ICESIP)
  • 2019
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