Indian Journal of Tamil <p><strong>“Indian Journal of Tamil (IJOT)” (E ISSN 2582-662X)</strong> is a peer-reviewed quarterly open access journal published in both Tamil and English, provides an international forum for the publication of language and linguistics researchers. IJOT is dedicated to publishing, clearly written an original article, review articles, conceptual articles and essays. Currently, the journal accepts articles in all fields related to the Tamil language. However, more general language and literature articles are also welcome.</p> en-US (B. Ravikumar Ph.D) (Iswarya M) Tue, 30 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 A comparative perspective of fact in Thirukkural and Thiruvarutpayan <p>In Tamil Nadu, literature is one of the prime sources of information on religion, culture, history, philosophy, social customs, beliefs, etc. Literature that originated in the history of Tamil Nadu from time to time identifies the unique features of those times. In the development of Tamil literature, the period in which moral literature originated is called the Moral Era distinctively, which is the same time where many philosophical works of literature refer to the period of origin as the period of philosophical ethics. This study reveals the uniqueness and the generalities of God as claimed in Thirukkural and the God as portrayed in the literature of Thiruvarutpayan that originated in the philosophical period. In particular, this article gives a comparative basis for the ideas that come to mind in the 36<sup>th</sup> chapter on the power of realization in Thirukkural, and on the three elements that can be found in Thiruvarutpayana, viz., God, Life, and affection.</p> Gunapalasingam V, Mumthaj Sameem M.S.J, Suresh R Copyright (c) 2022 Gunapalasingam V, Mumthaj Sameem M.S.J, Suresh R Thu, 09 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Psychology in Tamil Folk Songs <p>All Tamil literature is a gift given to us by our forefathers. All literature expresses the life values of the people. In this way, folk literature, which is unwritten literature, reflects human feelings. A man expresses his subconscious thoughts and beliefs through folk literature. In folk literature that includes folk songs, folk tales, fables, proverbs, etc., man expresses his life experiences from birth to death. Folk In literature, man expresses his life records from birth to death. In lullabies, events such as a mother's love for her child and making children realise the importance of relatives are important to human life. The way agriculture is expressed in special kummi songs, the subconscious impressions of man through faith in God, the subconscious impressions of man through themangu songs, the expression of male and female relationships through themangu songs, the characteristics of grooms who collect dowry from women through marriage, and indicate social disorders This review article is intended to reveal women lamenting the loss of their mothers in the metaphorical songs that express their characteristics at the end of human life, and women who have lost their husbands are marginalised in society due to their helpless condition.</p> Nivetha K, Sasirekha P, Bhuvaneshwari K, Raja M Copyright (c) 2022 Nivetha K, Sasirekha P, Bhuvaneshwari K, Raja M Fri, 17 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Perumpanatrupadai's Traditional Residence and Food Habits <p>The Perumpanatrupadai with the special name Panaru was sung by Kadiyalur Uruthirankannan to praise the Perumpanan who was about to receive the prize by Panan to appease the Thondaiman Ilanthirayan. Not only the news about the bravery and gift of Thondaiman Ilanthirayan, but also the lifestyle of the Panars, the lives and work of Einar, Kovalar, Uzhawar, Valaignar, Anthanar, etc., news about the construction of their residences, food preparation, hospitality, agriculture, barter, etc., have been recorded. This article is designed to analyse the news about housing and food.</p> Aruchamy S Copyright (c) 2022 Aruchamy S Fri, 24 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Social and Cultural Theory Exposed by Gunasekaran’s Drama of ‘THODU’ <p>A country controls and rules another country by its social, political and economical power as it is called colonization. This colonization activity has started from Aryan invasion on Dravidian people and their culture. From 19<sup>th</sup> century many countries ruled by Portuguese, Dutch, Roman countries. They explored on another country and ruled it as slave. Later The slavery system tried to break its chain and got freedom by political way. Even though the colonized countries got freedom from rued country, their footpath of colonization never vanished and developed based on new world and technology. K.A. Gunasekaran written a drama of “Thodu” which discloses that every nation must have self thinking and its effects on their country by their principle. By this play he wants to recover the Corner people and Tribes people from slavery system.</p> Muthulakshmi V Copyright (c) 2022 Muthulakshmi V Mon, 04 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Sangam Tamil and Kalaignar <p>All the glories of Tamil sung by Sangam poets during the Sangam period, Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi tried to write in a simple style in the weekly magazine 'Kungumum'. As a result, today we have in our hands a great "Sangam treasure". Yes, many have studied the Sangam literature. Very few have searched for the treasure of Sangam literature out of interest and love for Tamil and brought it to the people. Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi's works are multifaceted in signification. Regarding Sangam literature, he selected some songs and divided them into internal and external genres and gave an explanatory speech in his own style as to heroism and love. He regarded the Sangam literature from a new angle, enjoyed it, and made it understandable to the common people. Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi can also be mentioned in that line. This article examines some of the poems in his work from the Kalaignar's point of view.</p> Prakash M Copyright (c) 2022 Prakash M Tue, 16 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 A study of the Dathan Inscription <p>The biographies and historical identities of the Tamils are given prominence in the form of inscriptions, manuscripts and pottery. There are many inscriptions and manuscripts in Batticaloa and Tamil Nadu in Sri Lanka. Thus, the Dathan inscription is one of the major inscriptions referring to the Batticaloa Prehistory and the Batticaloa Manmiyam. This inscription identifies Dathan who came to Batticaloa during the reign of Ethirmannasingan, the Kalinga king who ruled Batticaloa. Dathan, who came from Kongu Naadu in India and belonged to the Vaishnava religion, came here to teach the Pandavas about the exile. The Pandiruppu Thiraupadi Amman Temple is a continuation of this. In such a context, the Pandiruppu Thiroupathi Amman Temple is the first temple in Sri Lanka. Following this many Thiroupathi Amman temples were established in Batticaloa Tamil Nadu. Bharatanatyam is spread in the background of this Dathan inscription and one can also see the rhymes associated with the story of bharatha Ammanai that have arisen here. Following that, the goddesses are also beginning to write Bharat Goddess Ammanai, Vaikuntha Goddess Reading. All these goddesses have arisen in Batticaloa Tamil Nadu with the input of story of bharatham. It also shows the history of the Sinhala king Vimaladharmasooriya I who ruled Kandy and clarifies the grant given by the emperor to the Pandiruppu Thiroupathi Amman temple.</p> Murugu Thayanithy Copyright (c) 2022 Murugu Thayanithy Sat, 27 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000