What is unique about Kamban?

Topic started by Srini (@ cgnnt002.satyam.com) on Tue Nov 26 06:53:01 .
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Till Kamban composed the graet epic, Tamil literature had only poems on Nature and War, moral treatises like Tirukkural, stories told in a prose poem format (like Silappadhigaram) and pure devotional poems like Thevaram and Divya Prabhandam.

Kamban for the first time combined society, nature, ethics, spirituality, philosophy and devotion against the backdrop of a popular story and created exquisite poems. Remember the saying: Kalviyil periyavar Kambar; not Kavidhaiyil. His scholarship and wide perspective is evident in every chapter. I invite people who have experienced Kamban in some dimension to reflect on what I say and share their views.


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