Singapore University of Social Sciences

History of Tamils

History of Tamils (TLL203)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: Tamil

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1391.78 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Linguistics and Languages

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


The southern part of India is known from the very ancient days as the Tamil land. From the early days the country was divided into three territorial units –the Seras in the west, the Pandiyas in the south, and the Chols in the east and the north, ruled by these princes. In the 3rd Century AD, a new dynasty, the Pallava, was established. This course covers a wide range of topics, from the Indus Valley Civilization to the arrival of foreign powers and India’s eventual independence of India. It deals extensively with Chola, Chera and Pandiya Kingdoms and others such as Vijayanagar Kingdoms, Muslim dynasties and European domination. The Tamils’ social, economic and political situation will also be covered.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • வரலாற்றுக்கு முற்பட்ட காலத் தமிழகம்
  • சங்ககாலத் தமிழர் வாழ்வியல் - சேரர், சோழர், பாண்டியர்
  • களப்பிரர் காலம்
  • பல்லவர் காலம்
  • முதலாம் பாண்டியப் பேரரசு காலம்
  • சோழப் பேரரசு காலம்
  • இரண்டாம் பாண்டியப் பேரரசு காலம்
  • முகமதியர் ஆட்சியில் தமிழகம்
  • விஜயநகர ஆட்சியில் தமிழகம்
  • நாயக்கர் ஆட்சியில் தமிழகம்
  • ஐரோப்பியர் வருகையும் ஆதிக்கமும்
  • இந்திய விடுதலை
  • இன்றைய தமிழகம்

Learning Outcome

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the long history of the Tamils. (B3)
  • Recognize the contributions of different rulers, dynasties, and kingdoms to the social, economic and political life of the Tamils. (B2)
  • Examine Tamil culture as one of the oldest in the world, based on archeological evidences. (B4)
  • Identify the features of the Tamil culture. (B4)
  • Illustrate British rule and its impact on social, economic and political lives of the Tamils in the 19th century. (B3)
  • Describe the key changes that took place before and after the independence of India. (B2)
Back to top
Back to top