Tolkappiam – a Compilation or Original? Third chapter an Appendix? (Post No.9228)


Post No. 9228

Date uploaded in London – –4 FEBRUARY  2021     

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Summary in English (This is the summary of my Tamil article with attachments)

Tolkappiar used ‘they say ‘ or ‘He says’ in over 300 places in the three books on Letters (Ezuthu), Word (Sol) and about Tamil Traditions (Porul).

What did he mean by this journalistic jargon, ‘they say’, ‘it is said that’?

Commentators say he mentioned the book before him written by Agastya.

Tolkappiam is a grammar book in Tamil, which Tamils consider the oldest Tamil work available now.


My Views

All the three books were written by the same author, who lived during the mysterious Kalabra (Jains from Karnataka) rule or just after that in 4th or 5th century. The last book on Porul (Tamil Traditions) is not an appendix or a later addition.

At the same period came two more books Tirukkural and Silappadhikaram (all the three books used ADHIKARA, a Sanskrit word , mostly used  by Jains to denote Chapter or Book)

These three verbs ‘Enmanar, Enba, Moliba’ which occur at least 305 times are uniformly used in all the three chapters. Also used by Post Sangam authors. Tamil classification puts the other two books Tirukkural and Silappadikaram in Post Sangam period. (See my attachments in Tamil article posted today giving 305 words).

 Dravidians put forth a curious statement saying that wherever Tolkappiar speaks about Vedas, Gods Varuna and Indra, Eight Types of Marriage put forth by Manu Smrti etc are interpolations!!

Last but not the least, Tolkappiar’s period is different from the period of Tolkappiam. The book in the present form is later. Same with Ilango and Silappadikaram. Book came later than the original author.

Dravidians created a Tolkappiar with moustache to demolish the commentators’  writing that he was a Brahmin Rishi. Old books and old commentators say that he belongs to Jamadagni clan and Kavya Gotra. Tolkappiar means one who belongs to Old Kavya Gotra. His real name was Truna Dumagni according to old Tamil Encyclopedia Abhidana Chintamani of Singaravelu Mudaliyar and 700 year old commentaries.

Dravidias are notorious for wiping out the holy ash from the Tiruvalluvar pictures after 1967. When they came to power in 1967, they defaced Tiruvalluvar and gave him a ‘widow like’ look. Now they have made Tolkappiar  a moustached Brahmin !!!

Strange indeed are the ways of Dravidians!!!

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