High Characteristics of Classical Literature

Manjula M
Department of Tamil, SRM Collee of Arts and Science, Kattankulathur, Chengalpattu-603203, Tamil Nadu, India.


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Classical literature helps us to understand the ancient Tamil society. The ancient Tamil community was a society that followed high characteristics. Classical literature shows that when people follow high qualities in a society where they live together, it leads to equality, development and unity of society. The so-called characteristic sing-and-run step emphasizes the idea that the world should know the state of the world and adapt to it. The uniqueness of Tamils is due to the high qualities they followed. Classical literature also highlights the need to possess the highest qualities from the individual to the king. The purpose of this article is to examine the high qualities mentioned in classical literature such as Sangam literature and Thirukkural.


  • Classical literature,
  • Ancient Tamil,
  • Thirukkural,
  • high characteristics


  1. Mahadevan, Kathir., (1985) Oppilakkiya nokkil sanga kaalam, Macmillan India Limited, Chennai, India.
  2. Puliyur Kesikan, (2010a) Kalithogai Thelivurai, Shri Senbaga Pathippagam, Chennai, India.
  3. Puliyur Kesikan, (2010b) Purananooru Thelivurai, Shri Senbaga Pathippagam, Chennai, India.
  4. Puliyur Kesikan, (2012) Natrinai Mutharpaguthi, Paari Nilayam, Chennai, India.
  5. Puliyur Kesikan, (2017) Kurunthogai Thelivurai, Shri Senbaga Pathippagam, Chennai, India.
  6. Varadarajan, Mu., (2014) Thirukkural Thelivurai, Paari Nilayam, Chennai, India.



How to Cite

M, M. (2021). High Characteristics of Classical Literature. Indian Journal of Tamil, 2(4), 17–20. https://doi.org/10.54392/ijot2143

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