2016 . History, Asia, Language Arts & Disciplines, Linguistics . David Shulman
Spoken by eighty million people, Tamil is one of the great world languages, and one of the few ancient languages that survives as a mother tongue. David Shulman presents a comprehensive cultural history of Tamil, emphasizing how its speakers and poets have understood the unique features of their language over its long history.
Harvard University Press
0674974654 (ISBN13: 9780674974654)