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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…
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Professor Kanji Patel talks about the necessity for the formation of an institution like Bhasha and the importance of People's Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI). He stresses the need to identify and document Indian languages, especially languages of indigenous, nomadic, pastoral, coastal and forest…
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M.D. Muthukumaraswamy
Banner image: Kalamandalam Gopi as Karnan in Karnasapatham (Kathakali), March 2015, Thirunakkara (photographer: Mopasang Valath).  The Mahābhārata as a family of literary and performance traditions The Mahābhārata is traditionally classified as an ancient oral Indian epic that has grown over the…
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M.D. Muthukumaraswamy
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