Friday, July 9, 2010

surya narayana sastri

Parithimar Kalaignar(: பரிதிமாற் கலைஞர்)(real name:V. G. Suryanarayana Sastri) (b.August 11, 1870 - d. November 2, 1903), a Professor of Tamil at the Madras Christian College was the first person to campaign for the recognition of Tamil as a classical language.

Parithimar Kalignar is also known as Dravida Sastri.

Parithimar Kalaignar was also the first to use the Tamil name Kumarinadu for the mythical lost-land of Lemuria.

n 1902, he proposed that Tamil be designated as a "classical language" thereby becoming the first person to make such a petition

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