Online classes on The Written Sources of The Classical Age.

A series of online lectures by Dr. K.V. Balasubramanian and Ms. Vaidehi Herbert on Kerala in the classical age and it’s larger context through the literary sources of the period.

Vaidehi Herbert – has translated all the 18 ancient Sangam books and 10 post-Sangam works to English. She has been teaching Sangam literature for the past 7 years. She lives in Hawaii, U.S.A. She has won several awards and accolades for the services she rendered to classical Tamil language and culture.

This site provides free access to her translations of the eighteen Sangam books,

Dr. K.V. Balasubramanian – is a renouned scholar of Tholkaappiyam, Sangam literature, Thirukkural, Silappathikaaram, Manimekalai, Bhakthi literature and more. He has authored 108 books. He is also a researcher and a prolific poet. He has taught at various universities including the Thanjavur Tamil University.
Many of his books are included in the curriculum of Tamil universities and schools. He has received many awards and recognition for his phenomenal contributions to Tamil literature. Since retirement, he has been teaching Silappathikaaram and Thirukkural in Thanjavur and writing on different aspects of Sangam literary corpus.

Mode of delivery: Online via Google meet
Language: English
Date of commencement: 11th December 2022
Total number of sessions: 17 (tentative)
The classes will be on every Sunday 9:30 a.m. IST

Registration Amount: Indian Nationals: 2000 INR
Foreign Nationals: 100 USD

Click here to download the program brochure

Click here to register for the online classes on “Kerala in the Classical Age; Through The Written Sources”

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