ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Scourges, Dead and Alive

February 10, 1968 Ramaswami Naicker's opinion on the "barbarity" of Tamil notwithstanding, Tamil is an ancient language with a wonderfully rich literature. The decision to establish an international institute for the promotion of Tamil studies is hence unexceptionable and welcome. But this was not the principal achievement of the Conference. The occasion was a powerful "booster shot" to the Tamilian ego and the hold of the ruling party.

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