one of the two classical languages of India, is the only language of
contemporary India which is recognizably continuous with a classical past..."
*A. K. Ramanujan in The Interior Landscape : Love Poems from a
Classical Tamil Anthology(1967)
[see also Tamil Language & Literature
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Andronov, M.S.. The Brahui Language. Moscow: Nauka PublishingHouse, 1980 111p
Annamalai, E. The 'Jim and Raja' Conversations (and cassettes).Tamil Language
Study Association, 2127 Maple Ave., Evanston, IL 60201.(1980.) Spoken Tamil; tapes include
material for comprehension and repetition.
Arden, A.H. A Progressive Grammar of the Tamil Language.Christian
Literature Society, Madras 600 003. (Reprint of 1942 5th ed.)
*Asher, R.E. -
Helm Descriptive Grammar) Hardcover, 1989
Agesthialingom, S. - A grammar of old Tamil with special reference to Patirruppattu --
phonology & verb morphology, Annamalainagar: Annamalai University, 1977 [i.e. 1979?]
Agesthialingom, S. - The language of Tamil inscriptions, 1250-1350 A.D, Annamalainagar:
Annamalai University, 1970
Agesthialingom, S. - A Generative Grammar of Tamil: a Fragment of Tamil Syntax,
Annamalainagar: Annamalai University, 1967 256p; 22cm
*Britto, Francis -
Diglossia : A
Study of the Theory With Application to Tamil , 1987
* Caldwell, Robert
A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian or South Indian Family of Languages
Book Description - (Reprint 1913 edn.),
Dimensions: 22x15 cm - Chapters: Introduction; Use of the Common
Dravidian; Enumeration of Dradidian Language; Tamil, Malayalam,
Malabar, Telugu, Canarese, Tulu, Kudagu or Coorg, Toda, Kota,
Gond, Khond or Ku, Maler or Rajmahal, Oraon, Dravidian Idioms,
The Dravidian Languages independent of Sanskrit, Is there a
Dravidian element in the Vernacular Languages of Northern
India?, To What group of Languages are the Dravidian idioms to
be affiliated?, dialect, Literary, classical dialect of.., High
antiquity of the literary cultivation of Tamil, Earliest Extant
Written Relics of the Dravidian Languages, Political and Social
Relations.., Term Sudra, Pre-Aryan Civilisation of the
Dravidian, Probable date of Aryan civilization of the Dravidian,
Comparative Grammar, Souns, Dravidian Alphabets, Dravidian
System of Sounds, Roots, Arrangement of Dravidian Roots Into
Classes, Verbal Roots, Nouns, Gender and Number, Formation of
Cases, Adjectivrs, or Nouns Used Adjectivally, The Numerals, The
Pronoun, The Verb, Glossarial Affinities, Appendix, Book List:
Books and Papers bearing on Dravidian Comparative Philology,
Daivasundaram, N., and A. Gopal. Tamil: An Auto-Instructional Course(and
cassettes). Also: accompanying Handbook by S. Jean Lawrence and D.Ranganathan.
International Institute of Tamil Studies, T.T.T.I., Taramani,Madras 600 113.
Gaur,Albertine - Second Supplementary Catalogue of Tamil books in the British
Library Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books -London: British Library,
Reference Division Publications, 1980,512p
Jayapal, S - Yadava Dialect of Tamil - Annamalainagar: Annamalai University, 1978 131p
Kerslake, P., and C.R.N. Aiyar. Tamil Course for European Schools,5 pamphlet
volumes. Christian Literature Society, Madras 600 003. (1972-77,12th ed.)
Kothandaraman, Ponnuswamy. A Course in Modern Standard Tamil:Laboratory Manual,
Texts and Exercises. International Institute of TamilStudies, Madras 600 020. (1975.)
*Kothandaraman, R -
Tamil syntax :
Kumaraswami Raja, N., and K. Doraswamy. Conversational Tamil.
Department of Linguistics Publication No. 9. Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar,
Lehmann, Thomas. A Grammar of Modern Tamil. Pondicherry: Pondicherry Institute of Linguistics and Culture, 1989 (Second
Lindholm, James. Elementary Tamil Help System. (Software)Tamil Language
Study Association, USA
Mehta, C.L. - Jain directory: Who is who and Jain contribution in Tamil Nadu; Bhagwan
Mahaveera 250th Nirvana Mahotsava, Madras: Dhanraj Baid Jain College, 1976,568p
McAlpin, D.W. A Core Vocabulary for Tamil. Dept. of South AsiaRegional Studies,
Univ. of Pennsylvania, 820 Williams Hall, Philadelphia,PA 19104. (1976.)
Narayanan, N.S. - "Ponn Vilaiyum Mann Magal"
(Land of Golden Opportunities)
A 36 page comic book in Tamil for school children written with the aim of
promoting good language usage among Tamil students (aged 10 onwards) in
schools. A glossary of words used in the story is given after the last page
of the story. The story
revolves around an individual Indian young man, who comes to Singapore as a
construction worker to eradicate poverty back in his home.. The book was written to raise funds for needy childrens'
educational assistance and the publishing cost was
generously underwritten by the management committee of Darma Muneeswaran
Temple in Singapore. The cost of this full-colour book is S$5/-
excluding freight charges. Purchase inquiries from the author in Singapore
Paramasivam, K., and J. Lindholm. A Basic Tamil Reader and Grammar,3 vols. (and
cassettes). Tamil Language Study Association, 2127 Maple Ave.,Evanston, IL 60201. (1980.)
Pattanayak, D.P., et al. Advanced Tamil Reader, Part One; Text,Notes, and
Exercises. Central Institute of Indian Languages, Manasa Gangotri,Mysore 570 006. (1974.)
Pattanayak, D.P., and M.S. Thirumalai. An Introduction to Tamil Script, Reading and
Writing. Central Institute of Indian Languages,Mansas Gangotri, Mysore 570 006.
*Perumal, V -
Handbook of the
Tamil Language Asian Educational Services, C-2/15, S.D.A., New Delhi 110 016.
(1983, reprint of 1904 revised 7th ed.)
* Pope, G.U.
A Tamil Prose Reader : Adopted to Tamil Handbook
*Rajam, Dr.V.S. -
Grammar of Classical Tamil Poetry (150 B.C.--Pre-Fifth/Sixth Century A.D.) Published
by the Amerian Philosophical Society, Philadelphia.1992
Rajaram, S. An Intensive Course in Tamil (and cassettes). Central Institute of
Indian Languages, Manasa Gangotri, Mysore 570 006. (1972,No. 3 of CIIL series.)
Ramasamy, K. - Padayachi dialect of Tamil - [Annamalainagar]: Annamalai University,
*Ravisankar, G -
patterns in Tamil
Intermediate Tamil: A self-instructional methodUniversity of Washington,Seattle,,
Department of Asian Languages, mimeo, 1974.
* Schiffman, Harold. Reader for advanced spoken Tamil Part One:Radio Plays. Dept.
of Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195. (1971.)
*Schiffman, Harold - A Reference Grammar of Spoken Tamil, Christian Literature Society,
Madras 600 003. (1979.)
*Sivakumar, C -
study of the problems in learning Tamil by tribal children in the Nilgiris
*Suseendirarajah, S -
Tamil Lexicon 6 VOLUMES + SUPPLEMENT Published Under the Authority of the University of Madras (1982,
reprint of 1924-36 ed.)
Thani Nayagam, Xavier S. Ed. Tamil Studies Abroad - Symposium, International
Association of Tamil Research, 1968
Tokunaga, Muneo - Tamil -Tokyo: "Bunpo" Kyodo Kenkyu Project, Inst. for
the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo Gaikokugo Daigaku, 1981 47
Tolkappiyar - Tolkappiyam-Colladhikaram: with Kallatar's virutti, Edited by T. P.
[Madras: Books can be had from Government Oriental Manuscripts Library, 1971] 158, 431p;
tolkAppijap poruLattikAra mutaR pAkam - NaccinArkkinijam - Tolkappiyam Section on
Porul, part I Nachchinarkkiniyar's commentary. Ed. S. VaiyapuriPillai. Madras : S.
Kanagasabapatthy Pillai Publication, 1934.
Tolkappiyar - Porulatikaram: Akattinai iyal, Kalaviyal, Karpiyal, and Poruliyal
translated into English by E.S. Varadaraja Iyer; general editor, A. Chidambaranatha
Chettiar 2nd ed [Annamalainagar]: Annamalai University, 1987
* Thomas R
and Nations: The Dravidian Proof in Colonial Madras
Sowbhagyalakshmi , and J. Murphy.
Reader [tamiöl Ceytittåaòl
Våacakam] (plus2 cassettes ). Dunwoody Press, P.O. Box 1825, Wheaton, MD 20915.
Vasanthakumari, T.- Generative phonology of Tamil, 1st ed Delhi, India: Mittal
Publications, 1989, 243p; 22cm
Vijayavenugopal, G - Nominal composition in Tamil - 1st ed (Madurai): Dept. of
Tamil Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University, 1979, 245p; 23cm