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"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 

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Selected Writings - Dr. Alvappillai Velupillai

Dr. Alvappillai Veluppillai is well-known in the field of Tamil Studies for his extensive knowledge of medieval Tamil literature, religion, linguistics, and epigraphy in South India and Sri Lanka. His extensive publication record ranges from 'Study of the Dialects in Inscriptional Tamil' (Trivandrum, 1976) to articles on “Some Significant Aspects of the Viracoliyam and its Commentary” and “Jaina Polemics Against the Buddhists in the Nilakeci” (Uppsala, 2000).  From 1984 to 1992, he served as chair of the Department of Tamil at Jaffna University, Sri Lanka, and was a guest Professor at the University of Uppsala in Uppsala, Sweden, for 10 years from1990.He currently teaches Indian religions at the Arizona State University, United States. He holds two Ph.D degrees (from the University of Ceylon/Peradeniya, 1962 and from the University of Oxford/U.K., 1964) in epigraphy and linguistics. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by Uppsala University/Sweden in 1996.

26 July 2006

Pandya Rule at the Beginning of Ancient Lankan History

9 July 2006  Reflections on the Buddha and the myth of the Sinhala Buddhist origin.
22 June 2006 Reflections on the national flag of Sri Lanka and State terrorism
7 June 2006 Reflections on the shedding of Tamil blood for fifty years in Sri Lanka
2003 The Fear of the Demand for One Country, Two States, and Equal Individual Opportunity
1995 Munnicuvaram (Munnesvaram) Kovil: Its History, Ceremonies and Layout
6 February 1995

Religious Traditions of the Tamils

Selected Writings at University of Washington
1980 Tamilar Camaya Varalaaru
1980 Epigraphical Evidences For Tamil Studies
1976 Study Of The Dialects In Inscriptional Tamil
1972 Pandya Inscriptions; A Language Study
1971 Ceylon Tamil Inscriptions. / Editor
1971 Caacanamum Tamilum 
1969 Tamil Ilakkiyattil Kaalamum Karuttum 
1966 Tamil Varalaarrilakkanam 

 

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