|Born||2nd century CE|
Ilango Adigal was a Chera prince from the 2nd century AD/CE, who is the author of Silappatikaram, one of the five great epics of Tamil literature. Ilango was the brother of Kodungallur - or Muziris-based Chera king Cheran Chenguttuvan or Cheralathana Chenguttavan. According to a legend, an astrologer predicted that he would become the ruler of the land and to obviate such a happening, especially when his elder brother the rightful heir was alive, the prince became a monk taking the name of Ilango Adigal. There are also claims that Ilango Adigal was a contemporary of Sattanar, the author of Manimekalai.
Ilango Adigal was a Jain prince of the third century CE.
- Rosen, Elizabeth S. (1975). "Prince LLango Adigal, Shilappadikaram (The anklet Bracelet), translated by Alain Damelou. Review.". Artibus Asiae. 37 (1/2): 148–150. doi:10.2307/3250226. JSTOR 3250226.
- Mohan Lal (2006) The Encyclopaedia Of Indian Literature (Volume Five (Sasay To Zorgot), Volume 5 Sahitya Akademi. 8126012218 p. 4098
- K. A. Nilakanta Sastry, A history of South India, pp 397
- Manimekalai, tells the story of Manimekalai, the daughter of Kovala(n and Madavi.
- Adigal 1965, p. VIII.
- Adigal, Prince Ilangô (1965), Shilappadikaram: (The Ankle Bracelet), translated by Alain Daniélou, New Directions
|This article about an Indian writer or poet is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This Tamil-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|