Patrons in Kuruntokai

Sasirekha P
Department of Tamil, Cauvery College for Women (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli-620028, Tamil Nadu, India.
Bhuvaneshwari T
Department of Tamil, A.P.C. Mahalakshmi College for Women, (Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University), Thoothukudi-628002, Tamil Nadu, India.
Nivetha K
Department of Tamil, Cauvery College for Women (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli-620028, Tamil Nadu, India.
Elizabethrani G
Department of Tamil, Holy Cross College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli-620002, Tamil Nadu, India.
Nallamuthu R
Department of Tamil, St.Joseph's College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli-620002, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Abstract

In ancient Tamil Nadu, countless literatures emerged in the world of Tamil literature due to the patronage of poets who knew the depths of the sea like Tamil Literature. A country's greatest wealth is its literature. Sangam literature is the best wealth we have in that respect. Poets had political knowledge along with literary knowledge. They became ministers and lifelong friends of the patrons who supported them. The patrons, seeing the poets, cheered like a child who has seen its mother. Many of the patrons in Kuruntokai literature have been celebrated by poets through their songs. Their bravery, excellence, military strength, fighting skills, the city they lived in, and historical references are also featured in the songs. This research paper has explained the pride of such patrons who have been established in this way.

Keywords

  • Kuruntokai,
  • Sangam literature,
  • Patrons,
  • Poets

References

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Volume 3, Issue 3, Year 2022

Published 2022-08-09