The Silappadikaram The Silappadikaram is a Tamil epic that is speculated to have been composed around the four th to sixth century AD ( Zvelebil 178) .
Sunder Rajan examines the classical Tamil epic Silappadikaram whose heroine, Kannaki, is a co mparable figure. The talk concludes with a discussion of the implications of an agonistic feminist politics, especially as it was played out in the circumstances surrounding the mobilization of Indian ...
Origins - Sangam Music • During the 3 Great Sangam Eras, the evolution of Tamil music saw a new peak with the introduction of ragas, thalas, playing techniques & design of the flute • The Silappadikaram is the first Indian treatise, written in Tamil that introduces the classical flute with such important ...
A description from the Silappadikaram Here is how the poet describes Kannagi's grief: "O witness of my grief, you cannot console me. Is it right that your body, fairer than pure gold, lies unwashed here in the dust?
Similarly, an arangetram, or initial performance, described in the fifth-century Tamil epic Silappadikaram correlates with that of devadasi practitioners of the nineteenth century, which then established the protocol for twentieth-century debuts.
Silappadikaram and Manimakalai are the famous twin epics belong to this period. THE GUPTA EMPIRE Sri Gupta – First Gupta King Chandragupta I (A.D.320-335)
The epic Silappadikaram by llango Adigal has been analysed in an attempt to highlight the cultural and ritual continuities that are still visible in the practices of the Nagarattars.
SILAPPADIKARAM - a Tamil epic refers to four varieties of Pans or Ragas, five types of flutes-bamboo, sandalwood, bronze, red catechu and ebony.
Though some scholars regard the twin epics Silappadikaram and Manimewai as contemporaneous to the heroic poems, they are identified as works of a much later period.
Copious references and complete picture of the then Music, Dance and Drama that flourished in the ancient Tamil country can be inferred from the several classic treatises of the Sangam age such as 'Tolkappiyam', 'Silappadikaram' which speak volumes of the status enjoyed by this many splendoured art and ...