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Second International Tamil Conference Seminar
January 1968, Madras, Tamil Nadu

Delegates and the Titles of Their Presentations

(compiled by Sachi Sri Kantha. Source: Proceedings of the Second International Conference Seminar of Tamil Studies, Madras, India/January 1968, IATR, edited by R.E.Asher, 1971, vol.2; 558 pp and vol. 3; 236 pp.)

Theme: Literature (Classical Poetry)

V.Chelvanayakam: Tradition in Early Tamil poetry

M.A.Dorai Rangaswamy: A note on Kurinjcipaattu

J.R.Maar: The lost decades of Patirruppattu

Lalitha Sambamoorthy: The psychological symbolism of Paalai in Kurunthokai

D.Nadarajah: The Tamil ideals of female beauty

P.L.Samy: Plant names in Tholkaappiyam

Theme: Literature (Bhakti Poetry)

Carl A.Keller: Some aspects of Manikkavasagar’s theology

S.Michael Irudayam: Treatment of Nature in Thiruvaaymozhi

S.Singaravelu: Thevaaram verses in Pallava-Chola-Grantha script

Theme: Literature (Modern Poetry)

M.Mahadeva: Nature in Bharati’s poetry

E.D.Chelishev: The poetry of Subramanya Bharati, a manifestation of new tendencies in the development of Indian literature

C.V.Rajasundaram: Western influence in modern Tamil poetry

Theme: Literature (Prose)

R.E.Asher: Pandit S.M.Natesa Sastri (1859-1906), pioneer Tamil novelist

S.Vijaya Bharati: The other harmony – a study of Bharati’s prose writings

E.Sa.Visswanathan: Puthumaippiththan’s contribution to modern Tamil literature

Hyacinth Leo: The historical novel of the mid century

L.Nannithamby: Educational and marriage reforms in Tamil writing (1880-1950)

V.N.Ramachandran: An analysis of a Malaysian Tamil novel (Koorakaanthan allathu Then Malaayaa kiriyil Vata Ilangkai thuppaalhi)

Theme: Literature (Comparative Literature)

K.Kailasapathy: Tamil heroic poetry – a comparative study

Hermann Berger: The Rsyasrnga story – a Dravidian rain myth

George L.Hart III: The monsoon in Ancient Tamil and Indo-Aryan poetry

George L.Hart III: Common elements between early Tamil and Indo-Aryan literature

N.V.Rajagopalan: Influence of Tholkaappiyam and Akapporul in Sanskrit poetics

P.Thirugnanasambandham: Contribution of Tamil savants to Sanskrit studies

Theme: Literature (Muslim Literature)

M.M.Uwise: Muslim literary forms in Tamil literature

Theme: Literature (Folk Literature)

N.Vanamamalai: The structural pattern of two traditional social themes in Tamil folk ballads

K.P.S.Hameed: The structural pattern of two traditional narratives in Tamil

Theme: History and Social Studies (Sangam Period)

P.Arunachalam: Vetci – or the first stage of war during the Sangam period

R.Ramani: The Tamil city in antiquity – some preliminary views

S.Selvanayagam: The regional concept of geography and the classification of land in the Ancient Tamil country

N.Murugesa Mudaliar: New light on the Linga cult

Theme: History and Social Studies (The Period of Empires)

Noboru Karashima: The power structure of the Chola rule

N.Vanamamalai: Consolidation of feudalism and anti-feudal struggles during Chola imperialist rule

L.Nannithamby: Village and temple administration in the Allur inscriptions

Theme: History and Social Studies (Post Imperial and Modern Periods)

S.Arasaratnam: Commercial policies of the Sethupathis of Ramanathapuram, 1660-1690

Hugh F.Owen: Mrs.Annie Besant and the rise of political activity in South India, 1914-1919

E.Sa.Viswanathan: T.V.K’s contribution to the labour movement in South India

M.Shanmugampillai: Tamil dialect notes – 2a, Raappaati; The night singer

J.David Manuel Raj: Cilampam – a brief historical review and evaluation

Burton Stein: Historical ecotypes in South India

A.Aiyappan: Aryanization and Sanskritization of Dravidian-speaking tribal groups in Central and Eastern India

Joseph Wicki: Six unpublished letters of Fr.Roberto Nobili existing in theVatican Library

Theme: History and Social Studies (Ceylon)

H.W.Tambiah: Genesis of the Tamil kingdom in Jaffna

H.W.Tambiah: The court of the Ariya Chakravartis

S.Thananjayarajasingham: A Tamil biljet relating to the obligatory services of certain subjects of theDutch Government in Ceylon

S.Thananjayarajasingham: A Tamil document relating to numismatic changes of the Dutch period in Ceylon

B.Bastiampillai: The Indian Tamil immigrant labourer and Constitutional reform in Ceylon – a brief survey

H.N.C.Fonseka: Agricultural colonisation of the Dry Zone by the Ceylon Tamils

Theme: History and Social Studies (Malaysia and Burma)

Orient Lee: Mutahir, a Tamil prime minister of Malacca

Clarence E.Glick: The changing positions of two Tamil groups in Western Malaya

Cheng Siok Hwa: Indian labour in the rice industry of pre-war Burma

Theme: History and Social Studies (External Relations)

Himansu Bhusan Sarkar: South India in Old-Javanese and Sanskrit inscriptions

Da-Show Huang: An outline of China’s contact with South India in the early Fifteenth century

X.S.Thani Nayagam: Tamil migrations to Guadeloupe and Martinique, 1853-1883

Theme: Archeology and the Arts (Archaeology and Epigraphy)

Alan David Crown: Some contacts and comparisons between the ancient New East and the Indus Valley civilization

P.Joseph: Archaeology and the South Indian Dravidian problem

K.V.Raman: Some ancient crafts and technology in Tamilnad as revealed in excavations

Mireille Benisti: Karaikkalammaiyar in Cambodia

S.Paramasivan: The application of physics to archaeological investigation

R.Nagaswamy: The origin and evolution of the Tamil, Vatteluttu and Grantha scripts

A.Veluppillai: A study of the Tamil Jaina inscriptions at Kalukumalai

S.Thillainathan: A study of the Meykkirththis of the Cholas

Theme: Archeology and the Arts (Architecture, Sculpture, Painting)

L.S.Dewaraja: Some aspects of Dravidian architecture and sculpture and their impact on Ceylon

M.C. Subhadradis Diskul: An unpublished Mahisasuramarddani in Thailand

Trivikrama Narayanan: The art of painting of the Tamils from the Sangam age to the age of Kampan

Theme: Archeology and the Arts (Dance and Drama)

Padma Subrahmanyam: The role of dance sculptures in Tamilnad

M.D.Raghavan: The Koravai – a folk custom of the Ceylon Tamil reminiscent of the art of the Sangam age

M.Christopher Byrski: On the need of a detailed survey of Koodiyattam and Bhaagvatamela naatakam

S.Vithiananthan: A study of two types of folk drama peculiar to the Tamils of Ceylon

Theme: Archeology and the Arts (Music)

P.Sambamoorthy: Melodic and harmonic systems of music

R.E.Ries: Traditional society and Karnatic music

T.N.Ramachandran: Temple inscriptions and music

Shyamala Balakrishnan: Folk music of Tamilnad

Theme: Archeology and the Arts (Handicrafts)

Kamala Devi Chattopadhyay: Handicrafts of Tamilnad from ancient times to the present

Theme: Science and Technology (General)

G.Shanmugasundaram: Scientific literature in Tamil for laymen

Theme: Science and Technology (Printing)

S.Rajamanikam: Padre Henrique Henriques, the father of the Tamil press

C.Balasingham: Some unusual characters used in Tamil printing in Ceylon during Dutch times

Theme: Science and Technology (Medicine)

M.Shanmugavelu: Mercury – the universal remedy for almost all diseases according to Siddhas’ concept

C.S.Utamaroyan: Treatment of kiil vaayu (chronic arthritis) joint diseases

P.M.Venugopal: Muppuu

David Shankara Narayanan: Antiarthritic and anti-inflammatory activity of neem oil (Melia azadirachta Linn) and its constituents

N.Padmanabhan: Hypotensive effects of Carica papaya

History (Place Names)

Mayilai Seeni Venkatasamy: Marainthu pona Marunkoor Pattinam

X.Thani Nayagam: Melai naatu Nila iyal noolkalum Sanga kaala araichiyum

A.M.Paramasivanantham: Oor peyarkalin urumaarram

History (State)

Arul Selvanayakam: Seerpatha Kulam

History (Society)

Ra.Ukkira Pandiyan: Burma-vil Thamilar samuthaayam

History (Literature)

Ra.Dhandayutham: Thamilar samooka navalkalin thorramum valarchiyum

Na.Parthasarathi: Kadantha kaal noorandhu kaalathil Thamil ilakkiya paththirikaikalin thorramum valarchiyum

Literature (Expository research)

Akilan: Thamil padaippu ilakkiyathil urai nadai

S.Balasubramaniam: Perumangalam

M.Varadarajan: Thirupalli-eluchchi

Literature (Criticism)

T.A.Sokkalingam: Ilango puhuthiya puthumai

Tharani Bhaskar: Silambil iru sudar

S.Nainar Muhammathu: Seerah Puranathil kaapiyap panpukal

M.P.Balasubramanian: Bharathidasan kavithaikalil samuthaaya seerthirutham

Ko.Vi.Manisekaran: Thamilil varalaatru puthinangal

Literature (Folk Songs)

K.Navasothi: Ilankai Inthiya thotta tholilalarum naatu paadalkalum

K.Perumal: Uzhaipor ilakkiyam

Literature (Siddhar Songs)

M.P.Thangavelu: Thamilakamum Siddha Vaithiyamum

Ra.Manikkam: Thamil Naatu Siddarkal

Literature (Comparative Literature)

Na.Subramaniam: Silambu Selviyum Sinhala ilakkiyamum

Literature (Music research)

A.S.Thana Pandiyan: Thamil Isai Selvam

Linguistics (Soothira ViLakkam)

N.Sanjeevi: PanamPaaranaar Paayiram

A.Sanmugadas: Naadaka vazhakkum ulahiyal vazhakkum

Linguistics (Sorporul ViLakkam)

M.Sithamparam: Pala porul parriya aiyangal

V.T.Manikkam: Oodal

Mayilai Seeni Venkatasami: ‘Thoru’ ennum sollin varalaaru

Technical Terms (Synthesis)

K.P.Ratnam: Kalai sollaakkam

 

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