Posts Tagged ‘Varnam’

A couple of book reviews

November 6, 2007

A Scott who fell in love with Tamils

Anand Kumar Raju reviews a biography of Caldwell:

Above all his great contributions to the Tamil language like A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian or South Indian Family of Languages (1856) remain a monumental testimony to a Scot who fell in love with Tamil and Tamilians. Kumaradoss’s book is a touching but unsentimental tribute to a man whose life is a model for modern social workers everywhere.

An outstanding Carnatic classic

Sulochana Pattabhi Raman recommends the four volume Tana Varna Tarangini of B M Sundaram:

This monumental work cannot be measured by mere words: it is an outstanding classic in both qualitative and quantitative terms. His searing passion for the art, unlimited hours of hard work, concentration, and commitment have all enabled the compiler to reach Golan Heights of achievement.

Take a look!