Sunday, June 12, 2005

காணாமல் போன இலக்கியங்கள்

அகநாநூறு
புறநாநூறு
தொல்காப்பியம்
சீவக சிந்தாமணி
மனோன்மணியம்
சீறாப்புராணம்
சிலப்பதிகாரம்
பத்துப் பாட்டு
எட்டுத்தொகை
பதிணென் கீழ்கணக்கு
பெரிய புராணம்
நான்மணிக்கடிகை
இன்னா நாற்பது
இனியவை நாற்பது
திரிகடுகம்
ஆசாரக்கோவை
சிறு பஞ்ச மூலம்
ஏலாதி

இன்னும் எத்தனை...எத்தனையோ!


இவை அனைத்தும்
நான் படித்த காலத்தில் தமிழ் பாடத்தில் வரும்.

இன்று?

20 comments:

Narayanan Venkitu said...

Here is a list of Tamil Literature that we have virtually forgotten.

I am not sure if they show up in School Tamil text books these days.!

Aganaanooru, Puranaanooru, Tholkappiyam, Seevakasindhaamani, manonmaniyam, seerappuraanam,silappadhikaaram, pathup pattu, ettuth thogai, pathinenkeezh kanakku, periya puraanam, naan manik kadigai, inna naarppadhu, iniyavai naarppadhu, thiru kadugam, aachaarak kovai, siru pancha moolam, aelaadhi..etc..etc.!

I've read pieces of these during my school days, have you? and what about today?

tt_giant said...

hmmm.. this brings back memories..
i think i have come across everything except siru pancha moolam and aasarakovai. and i completed my 12th in 1997. so, rest assured that atleast until then it was fine!.

not sure after that though :(

PS: saw that u blog rolled me. danke!

Grey Vampire said...

Absolutely not...atleast in tamil nadu and here in chennai....i can bet people hardly find the meaning in what they even HAFTA study...because tamil is taken a subject of burden......every body studies it because it is compulsary.......narayan sir...how long has it been that u have been to india...THe system here is really really bad(THOUGH I HATE COMPLAINING ABOUT MY OWN GOVT....)To be precise.....students here dont know their interests.....every body wants an engineering degree and takes other degrees only if and only if they dont get and Eng...degree.....and nobody studies any thing for the pasion they have for it.....B.A. tamil padikarathu in tamil nadu is like a crime(statement targeted at the masses and not at those who are really passionate....who are very few)

ioiio said...

Indrum paadangalil idam koduthom
Padikkathaaan perumakkalai kaanom
paridhaabam andho paridhaabam
tamizhku vandha sodhanai kaalam.

Grey Vampire said...

And sir i have tracked this post of yers...http://vampiresndreams.blogspot.com/2005/06/beyond-thinkingtagged.html

Narayanan Venkitu said...

TT_Giant - I completed my SSLC in 1977. I think my batch was the last before they went to 10+2 system. I had all these during my 6th-11th std. I took French in my PUC as Tamil was hard in PUC those days.

Glad to know that until 1997 we had these in schools.

Grey-Vampire - I feel honored by your post today. Thank you.

About TAmil MHO is this: They should make it a bit easy and interesting for kids to learn it. Give them some incentives. That will atleast force some people to not drop it abruptly.

Learning a foreign language or other Indian languages to score marks is ok, but I feel Tamil should be atleast made attractive to learn. Anyways my 2 cents.

IOIIO - The Govt should find a good way to bring back tamil in schools and colleges without forcing kids to learn it. That's my feeling.

ada-paavi!!!! said...

sir the problem with tamil literature is the dravidian parties, left to itself it wud have been very popular today, but the dravidian parties stuffed it down ppls throat, therefore they developed an aversion to it, which leads to the sorry state of affairs.

ada-paavi!!!! said...

many of kaviniar kanadasan's lyrics are said to be inspired by silapadikaram according to my mother.
what i study hneed nt be my passion. i can be an economist and still be passionate about tamil literature and study it. formal education is not the only method to study something.

Ram.C said...

Eventhough, so many topics were not covered in my text books (or have I forgotten some??), I remember studying few...

But, honestly speaking, at that time I didn't know the importance of each & every epic. The way it was taught, was just to score marks academically. Now, if I hv good time, I may spend a lot on several topics listed here...

ioiio said...

@SRIVATSAN

exactly! I studied sanskrit and was a state rank holder in it when all I know right now in sanskrit is Ramaha Ramov ramaaha..

On the other hand I got screwed in tamil in tenth.. but its still my passion..

But the problem is our system throws unneccessary restrictions and sometimes not introduces so transparent repurcussiobs to stop me from pursuing what I want to..

There lies the problem!

ioiio said...

shud have read as "introduces not so transparent repurcusiions"

Adaengappa !! said...

Nowadays panchathantra kathaikal , inna 40-iniyavai 40 ,thirukural and many more Tamil Ilakiyams are available in CD animation formats and they can be played for kids of present generation..I've infact picked lots of them for my cousins here..Will write more later !!
http://www.buzzers-india.com/buzzindex.htm

It seems like the HSC students opt for French or Sanskrit over Tamil to score more in the board exams...

Kaps said...

U have a post waiting for you in PMK...wanna join?

Chez said...

Hahaha.. Kaps.. that was a nice joke...LOL..

Narayanan.. Those tamil literature are still being taught..!!

capriciously_me said...

naan padicha kaalathula IR TIS vandhirundha i prob wud have enjoyed reading abt it...i still remember the interlude in "adi rakamma kaiya thattu" was there in my 10th std tamil...cud never forget it!!

Ram Viswanathan said...

Narayanan

I studied in 'Tamil Medium' and remember studying some snippets of the Tamil Literatures mentioned in your post..

But these days lot of kids (from 'middle class') study in 'English Medium' and miss out on all these things.

Ganesh Venkittu said...

let us not forget one important factor in the proliferation of tamil as an art -- television.

In the past, kamban vizha used to be widely covered by doordarshan...and then patti mandrams used to be full of literature based themes -- "was lord rama correct in killing vaali an animal from behind a tree?", "who was great - karnan or kumbakarnan", "who was great - seethai or kannaki" etc.. And then, as much as people criticized "yennum ezhuthum", Nannan made an huge impact on tamizh and the way it was taught...

today, how much of this do you see? patti mandapams have been so liquefied with standard members and standard judges....social themes dominate that literature is forgotten....these things have wide repercussions...not only do people dont know tamil, having not read appar, sambandar, manikkavasagar etc., they would not know about siva puranam as well....same with not reading azhwar's and understanding vaishnavism....

I am sure, there are still some colleges in which you can get a glimpse of the "glory of tamil literature"....in those people tamil will live..

Narayanan Venkitu said...

Folks,
Thanks for all your comments.

Blame in on the Dravidan parties, people's attitude whatever.

I wish our Govt. grants some special priveleges for people who take up their mother tongue in schools /colleges. And maybe make the syllabus easier.!

Nep said...

You did 10th when i was born?? :) I born in 1977. How old are you sir?? u look young in the photo!. To my knowledge some of these ilayakiyams still exist in the Tamilnadu syllabus.

Jack said...

A kind notice to Mr. venkitu , you can also read the complete collection of the epic books, epic literature..