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Listing of Great Anthologies of Tamil Literature


Listing of Great Anthologies of Tamil Literature

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Transliteration scheme used (madurai/adami):
vowels: a, A/aa, i, I/ee, u, U/oo, e, E, ai, o, O/oo, au/ow, q/ah
consonants: k, ng, c/s, NY/ny, t/d, N, th/dh, nN/n^, p/b, m, y, r, l, v, z/zh, L, R, n
grantha: h, j, S, sh, sri
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"The following works of art and literature are among the most remarkable contributions of the Tamil creative genius to the world's cultural treasure and should be familiar to the whole world and admired and beloved by all in the same way as the poems of Homer, the dramas of Shakespeare, the pictures of Rembrandt, the cathedrals of France and the sculptures of Greece ...... The ancient Tamil lyrical poetry compiled in ‘The Eight Anthologies’; this poetry is so unique and vigorous, full of such vivid realism and written so masterfully that it can be compared probably only with some of the pieces of ancient Greek lyrical poetry....."
(Tamil Contribution to World Civilisation -
Prof. Kamil Zvelebil in Tamil Culture - Vol. V, No. 4. October, 1956)

ETTUTHOHAI / MELKANAKKU (1st Cent. BC - 6th Cent. AD)

Date/PeriodAuthorWork
...... 1. n^aRRinai
... ... 2. kuRun^thogai
... kapilar 3. ainguRun^URu
... ... 4. pathiRRuppathu
...... 5. paripAdal
...n^allANduvanAr 6. kaliththogai
... ... 7. akan^AnUru
... ... 8. puRan^AnUru
2nd C AD n^akkIrar
4-6th C iIrayanAr akapporul
4th C irayanAr kurun^thogai-2

PATTUPPATTU / MELKANANNU ( ... - 8th C. AD)

Date/PeriodAuthorWork
8th C n^aRkIrar1. thirumuRugARRuppadai
... mudathAmakkaNNiyAR2. poruNARRupadai
4-6th CnaRRaththanAr3. cirupANAttRuppadai
... kadiyalUr uruthiran kaNNanAr4. perumbANAttruppadai
...nappUthanAr5. mullaippAttu
2-4th CmAngudi maruthanAr6. mathuraikkAnychi
2-4th Cn^aRkIrar7. nedun^alvAdai
... kapilar8. kuRiNYippathu
3th Ckapilar(uruthiran kaNNanAr ?)9. pattinappAlai
2-4th Cperungundrap perungacikkanAr10. malaipadukadAm

KIIZHKKANAKKU -18

Date/PeriodAuthorWork
7th Cseveral/compiled by PadumanAr1. nAladiyAr
6th CviLambi n^AkanAr2. nAnmaNikkadigai
5th Ckapila thEvar3. innA n^ARpathu
5th CpoodhaNY cEn^thanAr4. iniya n^ARpathu
6th CkaNNan koothanAr5. kAr n^ARpadhu
5th CpoygaiyAr6. kaLavazhi n^ARpathu
6th CmARran poRaiyanAr7. ainNdhiNai aimbathu
6th CmUvAthiyAr8. ainNdhiNai ezhubathu
6th CkaNNan pUthanAr9. thiNaimozhi aimbathu
6th CkaNimEthAviyAr10. thiNaimAlai n^URRaimbathu
6th Cpullang kAdanAr11. kain^n^ilai (or innilai)
2nd CthiruvaLLuvar12. thirukuRaL
4th CnallAthanAr13. thirukadugam
7th CperuvAyin muLLaiyAr14. Acharak kOvai
6th CmUnRurai araiyanAr15. pazhamozhi n^an^ooru
6th CkAriyAcAn (mAmUlanAr ??)16. cirupaNYcha moolam
4th CkUdhalUr kizhAr17. muthumozhik kANYci
6th CkaNimEthAviyAr18. eelAthi



EPICS/KAAPPIYAM

Date/PeriodAuthorWork
6th CilangO adigaL1. cilappadhihAram
550-650seeththalai sAthanAr2. maNimEkalai
9th Cthiruththakka thEvar3. jeevaga chinthAmaNi
9th C...4. valaiyApadhi
10th C...5. kuNdalakeci
10th CthOlA mozhithEvar6. choolAmaNi
10th C...7. n^iilakesi
...vel8. yesOdhara kAvyam
......9. udayaNa kumAra kAviyam
......10. n^agakumAra kAviyam



TWELVE THIRUMARAIS
6-12th C A.D, 27 authors, 76 works, 18326 hymns)

#thirumaraiAuthor#verses
1 thiruNYAna camban^tharthEvAram1469
2thiruNYAna camban^thar thEvAram1331
3thiruNYAna camban^tharthEvAram1346
4 thirun^AvukkaracarthEvAram1060
5thirun^AvukkaracarthEvAram1015
6thurun^AvukkaracarthEvAram980
7cuntharamUrthi n^AyanArthEvAram1026
8mAnikka vAcagar 1. thiruvAcagam 656
8mAnikka vAcagar 2. thiruciRRambalak kOvaiyAr 400
9 thirumALikaith thEvar
cEn^thanAr
karuvUrth thEvar
pUn^thuruththi n^ambikAda n^ambi
kaNdarAthithar
vENaddidadigaL
thiruvAliyamuthanAr
purudOththama n^ambi
cEthirAyar
cEn^thanAr
thiruvicappA (3)
thiruvicappA (10)
thiruvicappA (2)
thiruvicappA (1)
thiruvicappA (1)
thiruvicappA (1)
thiruvicappA (4)
thiruvicappA (2)
thiruvicappA (1)
thiruppallANdu (1)
45
34
105
12
10
10
42
22
10
13
10thirumUla n^AyanArthirumanthiram3047
11thiruaalavAi udayAr (iican)thirumurugap pAcuram11
11kAraikkAl ammaiyArthiruvalangAttu mUththiruppadiham-111
11 kAraikkAl ammaiyAr thiurvalangAttu mUththiruppadiham-211
11 kAraikkAl ammaiyArthiruvirattai maNimAlai20
11aiyadikaL kAdavar kOn kEshththirath thiruveNba24
11cEramAn perumAL n^AyanArpon vaNNath than^thathi100
11 cEramAn perumAL n^AyanArthiruvarUr mummaNikkOvai 30
11 cEramAn perumAL n^AyanArthirukkayilAya ngAna ulA1
11nakkIrarkayilai pAthi kALaththi an^dAthi100
11nakkIrarthiruiingkOi malai ezupathu70
11 nakkIrarthiruvalangcuzhi mummaNikkOvai 15
11 nakkIrarthiruezhukkURRirukkai1
11nakkIrarperun^ththEva pANi1
11nakkIrarkOpap piracAtham1
11nakkIrarkAr ettu8
11nakkIrarpORRith thirukkali veNba 1
11nakkIrarthirumurukARRuppadai1
11nakkIrarthirukkaNNappa thEvar thirumaRam1
11kallAda thEvar thirukkaNNappa thEvar thirumaRam 1
11kapila thEvarmUtha n^AyanAr irattai maNimAlai20
11kapila thEvarcivaperumAn thiruirattai maNimAlai37
11kapila thEvarcivaperumAn thiruvan^ththathi100
11paraNa thEvarcivaperumAn thiruvan^ththathi100
11iLamperumAn adikaLcivaperumAn thirumummaNikkOvai30
11athirA adigaLmUtha piLLaiyAr thirummunaNikkOvai23
11pattinaththup piLLaiyArkOyil n^An maNimAlai40
11pattinaththup piLLaiyArthirukkazhumala mummaNikkOvai30
11pattinaththup piLLaiyArthiruvidaimaruthUr mummaNikkOvai30
11pattinaththup piLLaiyArthiruvEkamba mudaiyAr thiruan^thAthi100
11pattinaththup piLLaiyArthiruvotRiyUr orupA orupathu 10
11 n^ambi ANdAr n^ambithirun^AraiyUr vinAyakar irattai mAlai20
11 n^ambi ANdAr n^ambikOyil thiruppaNNiyar viruththam70
11n^ambi ANdAr n^ambithiruththoNdar thiruvan^thathi89
11n^ambi ANdAr n^ambiaaLudaiya piLLaiyAr thiruvan^thathi100
11 n^ambi ANdAr n^ambi thirucaNpai viruththam11
11n^ambi ANdAr n^ambiaaLudaiya piLLaiyAr mummaNikkOvai 30
11n^ambi ANdAr n^ambiaaLudaiya piLLaiyAr thiruvulA mAlai1
11n^ambi ANdAr n^ambiaaLudaiya piLLaiyAr thirukkalambakam49
11n^ambi ANdAr n^ambiaaLudaiya piLLaiyAr thiruththokai1
n^ambi ANdAr n^ambithirun^Avukkaracu thEvar thiruEkAthamAlai11
12cEkkizhArthiruththoNdar purAnam
(periya purANam)
4286

DIVYA PRABHANDAM (4000 hymns)

PeriodAuthorWork# verses
8th CperiyAzvArperiyAzvar thirumozhi 1 - 473
8th CANdALthiruppAvai474 - 503
8th CANdALnAchiyAr thirumozhi504 - 646
9th CkulacEkara AzhvArperumAL thirumozhi647 - 751
9th Cthirumazhicai AzhvArthirucchanda viruttam752 - 871
9th CthoNdaradipodi AzhvArthirumAlai872 - 916
9th CthoNdaradipodi AzhvArthiruppaLLiyezucchi917 - 926
9th CthiruppanNAzhvAramalan^n^athipirAn927 - 936
...mathura kavikaNNi nuN cirutthAmbu937 - 947
800-870thirumangkai AzhvArperiya thirumozhi948 - 2031
800-870thirumangkai AzhvArthirukkurn^thANdagam2032 - 2051
800-870thirumangkai AzhvArthirunNedunthANdagam2052 - 2081
...poykai AzhvArmuthaRRiruvan^thAthi2082 - 2181
...pUtham AzhvAriraNdaanthiruan^thAthi2182 - 2281
...pEzAzhvArmUnRaanthiruan^thAthi2282 - 2381
9th Cthirumazhicai AzhvAr nAnmugan thiruvan^thAthi2382 - 2477
9th C nammAzvArthiruvirutham2478 - 2577
9th CnammAzvArthiruvaciriyam2578 - 2584
9th C n^ammAlvArperiyathiruvan^thAdi2585 - 2671
800-870thirumangkai AzhvAr thiruvezukooRRirukkai2672
800-870thirumangkai AzhvArciRiya thirumadal2673 - 2712
800-870 thirumangkai Azhvarperiya thirumadal2713 - 2790
9th Cn^ammAlvArthiruvAy mozhi2791 - 3892
...thiruvarangkathamuttanArirAmanuja n^ooRRan^thathi3893 - 4000
... maNavAla mAmunikaLupathEcaraththinamAlai(47)
...maNavAla mAmunikaLthiruvAimozhinuRRan^thathi(100)

CAIVA CITHTHANTHA SASTRAS (14)

PeriodAuthorWork
12th C thirukkadavUr uyyavanda devar1. thiru undiyar
12th CthirukkadavUr uyyavanda devar2. thirukkaLirup pAdiyar
13th C meikkandar3. civAnanda bodham
13th CaruLnandhi civachariar4. civananda siddhiyar(328 v)
...aruLnandhi civachariar5. irupaa irupathu (20 verses)
...manavachagam kadan^thar 6. uNmai viLakkam
...umApathi civAchariar7. sivaprakasam
14th C thattvarayar8. unmai nerivilakkam
...umApathi civAchariar9. thiru arutpayan
...umApathi civAchariar10. vinA veNbA
...umApathi civAchariar11. pORRipahRodai
...umApathi civAchariar12. kodikavi
...umApathi civAchariar 13. neNYuvidu thUthu
...umApathi civAchariar14. sankarpa nirAkaraNam

GRAMMER WORKS AND THEIR COMMENTARIES

PeriodAuthorWork
300 B.C.agatthiyaragatthiyam (gr)
...tolkAppiyartholkAppiyam (gr)
8th CiraiyanArkaLaviyal (gr)
11th CilampUranArtholkAppiyam - commentary
12th CdaNdidaNdi alangaram (gr)
12th Cgunaviira paNditharnemin^atham
12thbudda miththirarvirasoliyam
13/14th Cpavan^an^di munivarn^annUl (gr)
13th CparimElazhagarparipAdal-commentary
...parimElazhagarthirukuRaL - commentary
14th Cn^accinArkiniyArtholkappium, - commentary
...n^accinArkiniyArkalitthohai - commentary
14th CpEraciriyartholkAappium - commentary
14th CchennavaraiyArtholkAppium - commentary
14th CadiyarkunallArcilappadhihAram - commentary
...n^akkIrarkalaviyal urai
...n^ayilain^ather n^annool - commentary
17th Ccangaran^ama civayarn^annool - commentary
18th Cvaidhyan^Atha n^AvalarilakkaNa viLakkam
... civaNYAna munivarilakkaNa viLakkam - commentary
...cubramaNya diikshidarprayoga vivekam
...civaNYAna munivartholkAppiya mudal sutra viruththi
...kumaragurupararpattiyal


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