https://tamil.iorpress.org/index.php/books/issue/feed Tamil Aivu Kalanjiyam 2021-04-23T09:17:04+00:00 Suresh Ph.d editor@tamil.iorpress.org Open Monograph Press <p><strong>Tamil Aivu Kalanjiyam</strong> is a premier global book publisher of Tamil language, which provide in-depth knowledge and advance understanding between researchers, academics, professionals and students with the platform they need to share and realize their ideas.</p> <p>We have incredibly diverse publishing policies, ethically trusted content by professional expert authors, evaluating its quality and whether it supports aim of furthering education and disseminating knowledge and distribution their knowledge by market focused to our readers worldwide, whichever format (print and digital) suits them best. Our publishing covers readers from students to academics, general readers to researchers and individuals&nbsp;to institutions.</p> https://tamil.iorpress.org/index.php/books/catalog/book/4 The History and Worship of Sri Sottakaara Ayyanar 2021-04-23T09:17:04+00:00 Arunan C arunankapilan@gmail.com <p>In the ancient world, religion was worship of those the early humans feared from fire, lightning, rain, fierce animals – mostly the natural elements that they couldn’t understand or have a control upon. Over time, it evolved into worship of fellow human beings who lost their lives in defending their clan against the other clans. This practice is a phenonmena noticed across the globe revealed by archaeological excavations. It was termed as Hero Stone in India. Plenty of such hero stones are found all over Tamilnadu, a province in South India. Some of these warriors and men/women who either lived and sacrificied their lives for the good of the society or performed extraordinary feats were worshipped as Gods and temples were built for them. Rituals of worship, a mix of standard activities like lighting lamps along with unique rituals recollecting the deeds of the person elevated to the position of God were created and festivals were constituted. These were done to ensure the sacrifices made were remembered, appreciated and cherished long after they were gone.</p> <p>Ramaiah, the chief of a cavalry unit in the kingdom under Thirumalai Naicker, who ruled Madurai region 500 years ago, is one such human being who was elevated to the status of a God for his bravery when faced with a personal crisis in his life. There are a few versions of his life story that has lived for centuries in the minds of people and through folk lore. The popular version of the story involves Ramaiah and his younger siblings Ramanna and Ramakka in which they had to live a life of exile, hiding in a cave in a mountainous area now called as Sokkampatti, to escape the wrath of the King Thirumalai Naicker. Ramaiah had to kill his siblings and himself when the soldiers of the king surrounded them. In those days, people who killed themselves to save their honor rather than getting caught and humiliated, were considered brave. The person who helped them live a life in hiding sacrificed his life for failing to protect them and their dog was killed by the soldiers. The villagers surrounding this region, built a temple in their memory and conduct a grand festival every 7-10 years which attracts visitors from far and wide, and even from beyond the shores. Ramaiah has been christened as Sri Sottakaara Ayyanar and has become a much revered deity. The frenzy and glamour of the festivities are presented in a photo story at the end of the book.</p> <p>The book would be a fascinating read to witness how the life of a mortal is being rejoiced even after 500 years surviving the test of time.</p> 2021-03-22T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Arunan C https://tamil.iorpress.org/index.php/books/catalog/book/3 Cultural Background in Tamil Malayalam Short stories 2021-01-15T06:04:19+00:00 Deepa Saravanan N deepasaro11@gmail.com <p>The zealous biological ideas that refine human life are one that is necessary to discover that language is transcendent. A comparative study of the works of contemporary living bilingual writers will reveal the richness of the literature. In the sense that this study becomes essential. Among the contemporary creators are Tamil writer Nanjil Nadan and Malayalam writer C.V. Balakrishnan.&nbsp; The book compares the short stories of two authors, Balakrishnan, and explores cultural contexts. A comparative study of the works of bilingual artists from different countries reveals the customs and cultures of their community and how their country's arts are nurtured and preserved.</p> 2021-01-15T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Deepa Saravanan N https://tamil.iorpress.org/index.php/books/catalog/book/2 Prayer and Worship in Modern Life 2021-01-14T11:25:34+00:00 Chemboli Sreenivasan srinivasamsal@gmail.com Aruchamy S aruchamy5096@gmail.com Chithra S drchithraa@gmail.com <p>This is a translated version of the Malayalam book titled “Manthra japavum prarthanayum aadhunika jeevithathil” (Importance of prayer and mantra chanting in modern life) written by Chemboli Sreenivasan. The translation is done by Dr. Chithra S. and Dr. Aruchamy. S.</p> <p>The book depicts the importance and benefits of prayer and mantra chanting (mantrajapa) in the context of modern life. It elaborates on the in-depth meaning of different mantras in Hindu beliefs and different methods available for practicing mantrajapa. The categories of mantra depending on the type of Deity worshipped such as Saiva, Vaishnava, Devi etc. and the kinds of mantralike Ekakosha, Dwayakosha etc based on the number of spells in name (nama) are also explained.</p> <p>Further it attempts to explain the ways in which one can practice mantrajapa i.e. either by chanting loudly or by practicing in silence/mind chanting or by repeatedly writing the mantra (likhithajapa) and the various changes occurring in an individual while chanting mantra. This book which is written based on the concepts of the Bhakthoyoga in Bharatheeya literature explains the different challenges and obstacles one face while practicing mantra in daily life and the ways through which one can overcome these hurdles.</p> <p>Prof. N E Muthuswamy who was a famous spiritual writer and a teacher has provided a perfect introduction to the book stating that the book would be a great asset to all the readers who wants to know the relevance of mantrajapa i achieving a peaceful life.</p> 2021-01-10T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Chemboli Sreenivasan, Dr. Aruchamy S, Dr. Chithra S https://tamil.iorpress.org/index.php/books/catalog/book/1 Bharathi’s Concept of Women Liberation: Legacy and novelty 2021-01-05T11:35:53+00:00 Kalpana B kalpanagraj@gmail.com <p>Subramania Bharathi is probably the greatest poet in the History of Tamil literature. Many books and articles have been written both in English and Tamil praising his works and criticizing him for the past hundred years. His works have been taken up for research, to analyze Nationalism, language, politics, literature, translation, philosophy, feminism and religion.</p> <p>This book entitled “Bharathi’s concept of women liberation:&nbsp; Legacy and novelty” analyzes his feminist thoughts and the lives of women during his period.</p> <p>The author of this book Dr. B. Kalpana carefully analyzes about Bharathi’s works, his period, tradition, his innovative and modern thoughts that paved the way to the future generation.</p> <p>In this book, Dr. B. Kalpana points out, how Bharathi overcame tradition, and became a revolutionary poet of the twentieth century. Bharathi’s feminist ideology is carefully analyzed in this book from the historical perspective.&nbsp;</p> 2020-12-15T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Kalpana B