Method and Theory in the Study of Caṅkam (Sangam) Literature

  title={Method and Theory in the Study of Caṅkam (Sangam) Literature},
  author={Thorsten Tschacher},
The study of the earliest stratum of Tamil literature has for some time lain dormant. After a series of important publications in the sixties and seventies of the last century, very little original research has appeared on the set of texts known as Canúkam literature. Results of earlier studies were generally accepted and quoted, but not subjected to renewed scrutiny. Since the late 1990s, interest in Canúkam literature has grown again, with a number of scholars challenging the scholarly… Expand