Folklore as the Precursor of Literature

in Library Artifacts
Published on: 06 September 2017

Contributor: P.R. Subramaniam

Introducing the way the 'content, form, organisation, metre and music' of oral traditions are 'incorporated' or 'absorbed' into written literature, the paper traces this process in the Tamil epic Silappadikaram​, and points out the epic's own influence on genres adopted by later Bhakti poets. An extract from the edited volume, Four Papers on Literature and Linguistics​ (Madurai: Meenakshi Puthaka Nilayam, 1968).

Date of publication
1st Jan 1968
Meenakshi Puthaka Nilayam