‘Pannirupaattiyal (The Twelve Songs) and the Novel, ‘Prabandha Deepikai’

Rajasree K
Department of Tamil, A.V.C. College (Autonomous), Mannampandal, Mayiladuthurai-609305, Tamil Nadu, India
Tamilvelu S
Department of Tamil, A.V.C. College (Autonomous), Mannampandal, Mayiladuthurai-609305, Tamil Nadu, India


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The life and cultures of human society are of a changing nature from time to time. Literature reflects the cultural norms that prevailed at that time. Grammars are those that characterize literary norms and preserve the richness of language. The separate category of such grammar is the Paattiyal. The earliest of the fully available Paattiyal books by time is the twelve hymns. The three disciplines of epigraphy, terminology, and ethnology consist of 360 volumes. Many Paattiyal books have appeared before this book. None of them are fully available today. The oldest of the texts is the Pannirupaattiyal, the period of which is the tenth century AD. Generally, there are three sections of Paattiyal texts. It is necessary to think about the nature of the compositions, the part that explains the prabandhams, the section on the sequel, the second section that is the grammar of the literary genres, and the nature of the Paattiyal texts.


  • Pannirupaattiyal,
  • Prabandha Deepikai,
  • Grammar,
  • Paattiyal texts


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How to Cite

K, R., & S, T. (2022). ‘Pannirupaattiyal (The Twelve Songs) and the Novel, ‘Prabandha Deepikai’. Indian Journal of Tamil, 3(4), 36–42. https://doi.org/10.54392/ijot2245

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