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    Silappatikaram (Tamilசிலப்பதிகாரம், CilappatikāramIPA: [ʧiləppət̪ikɑːrəm] ?, republished as The Tale of an Anklet[1][2]) is one ofThe Five Great Epics of Tamil Literature according to later Tamil literary tradition.[3] A Jain poet-prince from Kochi (in modern Kerala), referred to by the pseudonym Ilango Adigal, is credited with this work.[4] He is reputed to have been the brother of Vel Kelu Kuttuvan, theChera dynasty king.

    As a literary work, Silappatikaram is held in high regard by the Tamil people. The nature of the book is non-religious, narrative and has a moralistic undertone. It contains three chapters and a total of 5270 lines of poetry. The epic revolves around Kannagi, who having lost her husband to a miscarriage of justice at the court of the Pandyan Dynasty, wreaks her revenge on his kingdom.[5]

    Regarded as one of the great achievements of Tamil genius, the Silappatikaram is a poetic rendition with details of Tamil culture; its varied religions; its town plans and city types; the mingling of different people; and the arts of dance and music.

    Silappatikaram has been dated to likely belong to the beginning of Common era,[6] although the author might have built upon a pre-existing folklore to spin this tale. The story involves the three Tamil kingdoms of the ancient era, which were ruled by the Chola, Pandyan and Chera dynasties. Silappatikaram has many references to historical events and personalities, although it has not been accepted as a reliable source of history by many historians because of the inclusion of many exaggerated events and achievements to the ancient Tamil kings. More article on below link,


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