The contribution of Tamil culture to world civilization

Kumaran, Suberamanian (2007) The contribution of Tamil culture to world civilization. In: 38th ICANAS (International Congress of Asian and North African Studies), 10-15 September 2007, Ankara, Turkey. (Unpublished)

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Culture has been defined as the pursuit of perfection, which is the embodiment of sweetness and light. Culture reveals the various stages in the "development of an individual, a group or class or of a whole society". Culture, consists in the images that make imagination possible, in the media with which we mediate experience. All the artifacts we make and the relationships we enter into, have in that sense 'culture' consequences, for they gave form and shape to the way we think about other artifacts, other relationships. In culture is the distilled essence of the way of life of people, then, in the case of the people, the distillation process has covered a time span of more than two thousand years. And, today, the Tamil people, living in many lands and across distant seas acquire strength from the richness of their own cultural heritage -not only because that culture has something to do with their own roots and their way of life but also because they believe that culture has a significant contributions to make to the world. 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. The Thirukkural one of the great books of the world, one those singular emanations of the human heart and spirit which preaches positive love and forgiveness and peace. The epical poem Cilappatikaram which by the 'baroque splendor' and by the charm and magic of its lyrical parts belongs to the epic masterpieces of the world. This paper discusses about the contribution of the Ancient Tamil to the Civilization and Culture of the world. It includes five-fold division of the landscape, use of flowers, oil bath, white attire, sari and vetti, auspicious things, ethical humanism and the ideal of one world

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Conference paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tamil culture; Thirukkural; Cilappatikaram; Civilization; Sari
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Safri
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2020 00:42
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2020 00:42

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