Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Kalapirar - Is it a dark History ?

களப்பிரர் - Kalabhras come into Tamil history around 3rd century. They ruled over the tamil heartland for over three centuries. Later from the 7th century onwards, we get to see the dominance of Pallavas, Pandyas and cholas. Unfortunately, there is very little "popular" historic details about this clan. Very easily the historians have skipped three hundred years and termed it as an interregnum - இருண்ட காலம். The joke is, the most famous tamil literature - Thirukural is from this period. Other classics are Naaladiyar, Inna Narpathu, Iniyavai Narpathu..and many such works..so much for being இருண்ட காலம்!

Jeyamohan, in one of his recent blogs - களப்பிரர் has undermined the importance of researching about this period and why the three hundred years of history has been showcased as a virtual black hole. Interesting read for history enthusiasts.
 Thanks:
http://suganthis.blogspot.com/2009/10/kalapirar-tamil-history.html

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Lolitha said...

Kalapirar period is also known as Irundakalam. In that period so many Tamil poets wrote very familiar poems, novels, puranas etc.,Thirukural is one of the most popular and meaningful poem in tamil language. Tamil language had well known in chera, chola, pandiya's period. They praise the poets and the language.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

A small suggestion : In the paragraph " Jeyamohan, in one of his recent blogs - களப்பிரர் has undermined the importance of researching about this period and why the three hundred years of history has been showcased as a virtual black hole. Interesting read for history enthusiasts" - the word 'undermined' should be replaced by the word 'underlined'. I liked your very useful blog post...