C. W. Thamotharampillai

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C.W. Thamotharampillai also sometimes the initials are used as S.V (Tamil: சி. வை. தாமோதரம்பிள்ளை), devoted his energies to the work of editing and publishing some of the oldest works of classical Tamil poetry and grammar.

Pillai along with his contemporaries such as U. V. Swaminatha Iyer were responsible for collecting and cataloguing numerous old Sangam manuscripts and preparing them into compilations and modern form.

With Iyer and Pillai printed and published Tholkappiyam, Nachinarkiniyar urai (1895), Tholkappiyam Senavariyar urai, (1868), Manimekalai (1898), Cilappatikaram (1889), Pattupattu (1889), and Purananuru (1894), all with scholarly commentaries. Between them Damodaram Pillai and Swaminatha Iyer published more 100 works in all, including minor poems.


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