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Note: This essay and the ones that follow it are translated adaptations from the corpus of writings on the Dravidian movement authored by the late Dr. B G L Swamy. These essays are not literal translations. To understand the Dravidianists of today, it is absolutely essential to understand the history

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नित्यौचित्यकरावलम्बरुचिरो वक्रोक्तिवर्तिस्तुतो ध्वन्युद्दामशिखास्फुटोऽक्षयरसस्नेहस्समुद्द्योतयन्। धन्यानां सुहृदां हृदि प्रतिपदं काव्यार्थमात्मोपमं वाणीप्राणसमीरणो विजयते विद्याप्रदीपः कवेः॥ I Indian Aesthetics, mostly codified in Sanskrit, is a fine representative of original thoughts on Art Experience. Every province of India, through the brilliant brains of its soil, has contributed to this field.  It is a misrepresentation, to say the least, to proclaim

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Half of the extant Mahābhārata is dedicated to dharma and ethics. In the other half, the main story and the upākhyānas are present. Even if we consider the latter alone, without doubt, it qualifies for a matchless poem. “कृतं मयेदं भगवन् काव्यं परमपूजितम्” (I have composed a sublime poem, O

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