Monthly Archives: September 2019

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 (9th and 10th c.) pre-selected on the basis of the corpus collected and translated by K.G. Krishnan (Inscriptions of the Early Pāṇḍyas, 2002, hereafter IEP).

In Tiruppattūr திருப்பத்தூர் (Tiruppattūr Taluk, Sivaganga District), designated as Tiruputtūr in the inscriptions, we were looking, in the Tiruttaḷinātār திருத்தளிநாதார் Temple, for two inscribed slabs and found … three.

East gopura, Tiruttaḷinātar Temple, Tiruppāttur.

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DHARMA Kickoff Meeting cum EpiDoc Workshop

From September 16 to 21, 2019, the DHARMA Kickoff-Meeting cum EpiDoc Workshop will be held in Berlin, hosted by the Humboldt University.

Stele from Tiruppattūr (Sivaganga District, Tamil Nadu), end of 9th century. The inscription starts with a Sanskrit verse in Grantha script (lines 1–3) and continues with a Tamil prose portion in Vaṭṭeḻuttu script.

September 16, Luisenstrasse 56 (Festsaal), 10117 Berlin
September 17–21, Invalidenstrasse 118 (Institut fuer Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften),10115 Berlin

See the programme below.
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