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American Oriental Society (New Haven, CT 06520)
George L. Hart (Project Director: July 1983 to present)

A Translation of the Oldest Tamil Heroic Poems

To support the translation and editing of two anthologies, comprising 480 poemspoems, of Tamil Sangam literature (100-300 A.D.). These poems, considered amongthe finest literature written in South Asia, form the earliest and most com- plete description of South India before northern influence became strong.

Project fields:
Asian Literature; History, General


Research Programs

Total amounts:
$26,510 (approved)
$26,118 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1984 – 12/31/1987