Saturday, May 20, 2017

Harvard University Tamil Chair

பிறப்பொக்கும் எல்லா உயிர்க்கும் சிறப்பொவ்வா
செய்தொழில் வேற்றுமை யான்.
திருக்குறள் (திருவள்ளுவர்)

Al l beings are born equal. Distinction
Comes with differences in profession/deeds.
Thirukkural (Thiruvalluvar)

Jonathan Ripley, Tamil Chair, Harvard.

Tamil 101A. Elementary Tamil
Jonathan Ripley 
(fall term). M., W., F., 9-10:00am
An introduction to the oldest of the Dravidian languages of South India, Tamil holds official language status in Tamil Nadu, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. Tamil has one of the oldest uninterrupted literary traditions in the world, ranging from classical love poetry, devotional compositions and epics to the modern novel and short story. Students will be introduced to the Tamil script and to reading, writing, and speaking. Materials from popular culture will supplement modern teaching materials.

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All beings are equal, said our ancestors. They lived and showed us a path that is love and love only. Visitors to a Tamil family are questioned first - 'Did you eat'? Offering food to the visitor, even if the entire family starve, is considered as the first and foremost responsibility of the family. Oh, did I forget to say that the visitors here are any being.

The language spoken by such a clan is the most ancient and classical. No wonder the language is spoken till today. Tamil is the mother of all languages proposed and agreed by many scholars worldwide.

Why Government of India deny excavations in Mahabalipuram,  Pumpuhar and Kanyakumari? What government of India denied is done by the cosmos. The Mahabalipuram ruins "reappeared" after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.

Mangaladevi Kannagi Kottam, has remained a symbol of monumental neglect

We are neglected, denied, our history erased and not taught in our schools properly. 

Let us wake-up and the world !

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