Author: R NagaswamiPublisher: Sundeep PrakashanYear: 1980Language: EnglishPages: 236ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175740159
The pan-Indian nature of Tamil culture is manifest in their literature, art impulses, aesthetic sense, socioeconomic and religious conditions. This book has presented a cross section of the communities-the king and commoner, aristocrat and agriculturist-highlighting their life, customs, obligathetions, etc. It shows that the temple was the hub of the society and the festivals were a unifying factor among the people. The book is well illustrated too.
PREFACELIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS1. Social and Cultural Life in Medieval Tamil Land2. Fresh Light on Dravidian People3. The Festival of the Cosmic Dancer4. The Origin and Development of Kaumaram5. Temples of Village Gods6. Early Sati Stones from Tamil Nadu7. The Varaha Temple at Srimushnam8. Kapalisvara Temple at Mylapore9. Tirupperunturai- A Yoga Pithasthala10. The Narrunaippan Temple at Nanipalli11. The Monolithic Art of Kalugumalai12. Temple at Tiruvarur13. The Shore Temple at Mamallapuram14. The Temple of Kshetrapala at Tiruvalanjuli15. The Temple of Arappalisvara16. Melapperumpallam Bronzes17. Some Bronzes from Thanjavur Temple18. Gold Images and Temple Jewelery from Madurai19. Panamalai Paintings20. Khaberies Emporion-Port City of the Cholas21. Antiquity of Madras and its Neighbourhood22. A Pallava Grantha Inscription in Siam and its Significance23. The Date of Divyasuricharitam-A Historical Work on Vaishnava Saints24. Ananda Coomaraswamy -An Appreciation and Tribute 25. Astronomy as an Aid to HistoryAPPENDICESINDEXPLATES