Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan wrote a new post, Fidelity to original lyrics in Carnatic Music, on the site Interdisciplinary Indology on Humanities Commons 3 years, 2 months ago
When it comes to lyrics of Tamil songs or poems or hymns, many singers of Carnatic music do not seem to pay any heed to what the original authors intended the words to be.
An example is the song beginning […]
Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan deposited On The Unintended Influence Of Jainism On The Development Of Caste In Post-Classical Tamil Society on Humanities Commons 3 years, 7 months ago
Tamil nationalist scholars have held that the early Tamil society was casteless. But, they have not been able to explain away the occurrence of words such as pulaiyaṉ, iḻipiṟappiṉōṉ, iḻipiṟappāḷaṉ, and iḻiciṉaṉ, which are traditionally interpreted as low-born persons in classical Tamil literature. On the other hand, these words have led scho…[Read more]