தமிழ்த் தேசியம்

"To us all towns are one, all men our kin.
Life's good comes not from others' gift, nor ill
Man's pains and pains' relief are from within.
Thus have we seen in visions of the wise !."

- Tamil Poem in Purananuru, circa 500 B.C 


 Whats New

Trans State Nation Tamil Eelam Beyond Tamil Nation Comments Search

Home > International Conferences   > Second  International Tamil Conference Seminar 1968, Madras, Tamil Nadu > Delegates and the Titles of Their Presentations

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


Mail Us up- truth is a pathless land - Home