Sangam literature

  Source: TH  Context: The Tamil Nadu Text Book and Education Services Corporation has published a collection of ten idylls called Patthuppattu, one of the earliest Sangam poetry collections. The publication pays tribute to Ve. Swaminatha Iyer, dedicated himself to finding ancient palm leaf manuscripts containing Tamil literary works.    About Sangam Period: The Sangam period …

Muziris

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH   Context: The archaeological site of Pattanam, on the southwestern coast in Kerala’s Ernakulam district, is believed to be part of the ancient port city of the Muziris. Muchiri/Muziris About Ancient harbour and an urban centre Location Malabar Coast. The exact location of Muziris is disputed. Excavations suggest somewhere …