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Quick Indian History 14 - The Sangam Age

Lesson 14 of 15 • 2 upvotes • 5:34 mins

Vijay Kadyan

The Sangam age refers to that period in the early history of south India when large numbers of poems in Tamil were composed by a number of authors.  The term Sangam refers to an assembly or “meeting together” of Tamil poets.  The meaning of Sangam is assembly.  3 Sangam were held which were called by Pandyas.  Poems within the Sangam literature were composed on two broader themes of love and war.  It was later put together in eight collections called Ettuthogai.

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