Singapore University of Social Sciences

Sangam Classical Poetry of Heroism & Others (puram) (TLL308)

Synopsis

Sangam classical literature of Purapadalghal is one of the oldest Tamil anthologies. Typically, Sangam literature comprised Ettitogai (eight anthologies) and Pattupatuu (an anthology of ten long verses). The collection has numerous verses composed by several poets. This category of Sangam Classical poems focuses on the heroism and related events that inspired the poems. Other themes include beauty, culture, ethics, god worship, vows made by kings, courtesy, bravery, words of wisdom for kings, civilization and all aspects of day-to-day living. Puram poems reflect the Tamil community’s culture and traditions. Through this course, students will also learn and understand the philanthropic acts of the ancient Tamils, and their passion and role as custodian of the Tamil language.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January

Topics

  • சங்க இலக்கியப் புறத்திணைக் கோட்பாடுக்ள
  • பதிற்றுப்பத்து
  • புறநானுறு
  • ஆற்றுப்படை
  • பொருநராற்றுப்படை
  • பரிபாடல்

Learning Outcome

  • Demonstrate various forms and contents of Sangam Puram Literature. (B3)
  • Differentiate between agham and puram literatures. (B4)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Ettutohai and Pattupattu. (B3)
  • Compare the social, economic and political life of the Tamils during the Sangam
  • Relate the seven akathinais with seven purathinais. (B5)
  • Summarize the philosophical thought of the Tamils during the Sangam Period. (B5)
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