Colonialism and Modern Tamil Grammar Writing Tradition

காலனியமும் நவீனத் தமிழ் இலக்கண எழுதியல் மரபும்

Keywords: Colonial Period, Modern Tamil Grammar, Typography in Grammar, Printing Technology, Grammatical Writing Style, Syntax Evolution


Tamil Grammar boasts a rich and Enduring tradition. The Evolution of Grammatical texts has occurred consistently, adapting to societal shifts and the demands of the times. From the ancient Tholkappiyam to contemporary grammar books, the evolution reflects diverse perspectives on the Tamil language, shaped by the necessity of creating comprehensive guides. A significant transformative phase unfolded during the colonial era, influencing the development of grammar. This article delves into the formation and establishment of modern Tamil grammar writing in the later period of Tamil Grammar works crafted by colonial authorities and Christian missionaries.

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