Author: Emmanuel Francis

BnF INDIEN 478: Cāmināta Piḷḷai’s Nacaraikkalampakam

A blogpost by Margherita Trento The source of all the pictures of INDIEN 478 is BnF Indien 478 (ex-Tamoul 478) is a palm-leaf bundle (440 x 25 mm) between wooden planks containing the manuscripts of two poems, the Nacaraikkalampakam by Vittuvāṉ Cāmināta Piḷḷai (unfoliated f.1A, f.2A, and 57 ff.), and…

Fieldnotes: Tiruppattūr, Tamil Nadu, August 2019

From August 11 to 15, 2019, Emmanuel Francis (CNRS), Valérie Gillet (EFEO, Paris) and Babu N. Ramaswamy (EFEO, Pondicherry) surveyed sites with inscriptions in the Sivaganga, Viruthunagar and Madurai districts in the State of Tamil Nadu. The principal goal was to locate, document and read inscriptions of the Early Pāṇḍyas…

INDIEN 1 BnF

The source of all the pictures of INDIEN 1 is BnF BnF INDIEN 1 (ex- Tamoul 1) from the BnF is a bundle of 22 palm-leaf folios (250 x 40 mm) (Figs. 1‒2). The manuscript is from the Ariel collection and cannot thus be later than 1855, when Ariel’s manuscripts…