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A Grammar of the High Dialect of the Tamil Language, Termed Shen-Tamil
To Which is Added, an Introduction to Tamil Poetry

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Perspectives from the Royal Asiatic Society

  • Date Published: April 2013
  • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108055116

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  • Published in 1822, but completed in manuscript form almost 100 years earlier, this work was designed to accompany Beschi's earlier Grammar of Common Tamil. While the latter enabled the student to speak the language, this reissue offers a way into reading Tamil's classical literature with its complexity of thought and technique. One of the earliest and most distinguished pioneers in the field of Tamil studies, C. J. Beschi (1680–1747) was a Jesuit missionary in Madura, as well as a translator and composer of Tamil poetry. Since this treatise was not previously formally printed, this translation by B. G. Babington (1794–1866), from the original Latin, is based on a collation of texts, transcriptions and copies. In his preface, Babington outlines errata and problems stemming from this process, and makes explanatory notes where necessary. The work nevertheless remains a groundbreaking study of an ancient and complex language by a sensitive and thorough scholar and a gifted translator.

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    • Date Published: April 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108055116
    • length: 142 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 8 mm
    • weight: 0.26kg
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Table of Contents

    Translator's preface
    Author's introduction
    Part I:
    1. Of letters
    2. Of nouns
    3. Of verbs
    Part II:
    1. Of Tamil poetry
    2. Of Pa or stanza
    3. Of Inam
    4. Of the art of Tamil poetry.

  • Author

    C. G. Beschi

    Translator

    B. G. Babington

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