Tamil Religion: Melting Pot or Battleground?

  title={Tamil Religion: Melting Pot or Battleground?},
  author={N. Cutler},
  journal={History of Religions},
  pages={381 - 391}
  • N. Cutler
  • Published 1983
  • History
  • History of Religions
The two books under review are welcome additions to the growing scholarly literature on Tamil religion, literature, and culture. Both Shulman and Clothey address several broad issues which are prominent in recent studies of Tamil culture. Thus, one could say that at a general level they share a universe of discourse. For example, both authors subscribe to the view, now commonly held among Tamil scholars, that the earliest documented strata of Tamil culture was, in its essentials, quite distinct… Expand