India, Pondicherry, 1st - 26th August 2016

The 14th CTSS will take place this summer from 1st to 26th August 2016. We plan to split the day into two morning reading sessions for the principal text and a choice of afternoon reading sessions devoted to selected texts from different genres of Tamil literature.

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India, Pondicherry, 10th - 28th August 2015

The 13th CTSS will take place this summer and will coincide with the third workshop on the Archeology of Bhakti. We plan to split the day into two morning reading sessions for the principal text and a choice of afternoon reading sessions devoted to selected texts from different genres of Tamil literature.

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India, Pondicherry, 4th - 29th August 2014

The 12th Classical Tamil Summer Seminar (CTSS) will take place this summer during August. We plan to have three reading sessions a day, two the morning and one the afternoon.

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India, Pondicherry, 19th - 30th August 2013

The 11th CTSS will take place this summer in the second half of August, just after the workshop on the Archaeology of Bhakti. We plan to have three reading sessions a day, the first dedicated to selected songs from the Pattuppāṭṭu - the Caṅkam anthology of long songs - beginning with the Mullaippāṭṭu. The second session will introduce Tamil commentary literature with passages from Nakkīraṉ's commentary on the Iṟaiyaṉār Akapporuḷ, the third session will address the representation and quotation of poetry in epigraphic literature.

India, Pondicherry, 6th to 31th of August 2012

This summer the CTSS will take place for the 10th time, certainly a reason to celebrate

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