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Sanskrit Education and Literature in Ancient and Medieval Tamil Nadu: An Epigraphical Study (Paperback)

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Sanskrit education was a prime focus of the Pallava, Pandya, Cola, Vijayanagara, Nayaka and other kings of the Tamil country. Education was disseminated through agraharas, ghatikas, temple-colleges and mathas. Much authentic and interesting information about Sanskrit education and literature is available from the copper-plate grants and stone epigraphs.

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ISBN 13 9788124607053
Book Language English
Binding Paperback
Total Pages 244
Edition 1st
Release Year 2013
Publisher D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Author Chithra Madhavan
Category History & Archaeology   Linguistic Studies   Education   Ever Green Shelf Life  
Weight 400.00 g
Dimension 14.00 x 22.00 x 1.80

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Education, especially Vedic and Vedantic, along with allied subjects, was a prime focus of the rulers of the Tamil kingdoms. This book highlights the educational initiatives during the reigns of the Pallava, Pandya, Cola, Vijayanagara, Nayaka and other kings. The inscriptions across the Tamil country talk about Sanskrit education in detail. Agraharas, ghatikas, temple-colleges and mathas were the main educational institutions propagating Sanskrit texts. The teachers were handsomely paid and bhatta-vritti was the norm of the day; villages were donated to them Þ either as ekabhoga or as agrahara (brahmadeya). There were poets and composers among the rulers, as an embodiment of their dedication to education. The numerous grants act as authentic sources of information on the reigns of these rulers, scholars, composers and educational institutions across many centuries Þ beginning from the Pallava times. Giving a deep insight, this book is an invaluable source of information for students and researchers in the ancient and medieval history of India.