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Vaṇṇam : tracing the ancient Tamil music tradition

Abstract : It is generally considered that early musical practices, developed by bards and employed by poets, were integral to the rituals of the ancient Tamils (THANINAYAGAM 1956: 109). The Tolkappiyam, the ancient Tamil grammatical treatise, while classifying forms of Tamil poetic conventions, discusses a set of forms called vannams, which could be understood as musical formulae followed by the bards...
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Prakash Venkatesan. Vaṇṇam : tracing the ancient Tamil music tradition. Editors Lucas den Boer and Daniele Cuneo. Tracing ancient India, through text and traditions, Oxbow Books, p. 119-131, 2017, Puṣpikā ; 4, 978-1-78570-756-8. ⟨hal-02128533⟩



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