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Sanskrit Education and Literature in Ancient and Medieval Tamil Nadu
INDICA’s Center for Bharatiya Languages presents a conversation with historian Dr Chithra Madhavan on the 3rd of December at IST 1800 hrs. The title of this conversation is a part of the title of the book Sanskrit Education and Literature in Ancient and Medieval Tamil Nadu: An Epigraphical Study written by Dr Madhavan and published in 2013 by DK Printworld as part of a series titled Reconstructing Indian History and Culture. Education, especially Vedic and Vedāntic, along with allied subjects was, as the text on the back of the book brings to the fore, a prime focus of the rulers of the Tamil kingdoms. Dr Madhavan’s book highlights the educational initiatives during the reigns of the Pallava, Pāṇḍya, Coḷa, Vijayanagara, Nāyaka and other kings. Join us for what promises to be, amongst other things, an empirically sound conversation at the fascinating intersection of two classical Indian languages: Tamil and Sanskrit.