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India history and geographySource: archive.org: Journal of the Madras University, vol.28 (history)
Sophocles is the name of one of the great dramatists of Ancient Greece, who lived during the same period of the Tamil Grammariam Tolkappiyar.—The age of Agastiyar, the author of the first grammar in Tamil, is generally placed in the VI century B.C. and Tolkappiyar, whose grammar is still extant, is generally considered his devout pupil. In Greece this was exactly the period of her great dramatists and playwrights, Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, her historians, Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon and her philosophers, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle though the last belongs to the IV century B.C. This was again the period of the rising art of the Greeks, which reaches its highest water-mark in the period following the Persian wars, the well-known age of Pericles.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Animal Kingdom (Tiryak) in Epics (by Saranya P.S)
Dasarupaka (critical study) (by Anuru Ranjan Mishra)
Introduction to the Vyāyoga type of Drama < [Chapter 5 - Vyāyoga (critical study)]
Introduction to the Nāṭaka type of Drama < [Chapter 1 - Nāṭaka (critical study)]
Western classical dramatic tradition < [Introduction]
Adventures in Greek and Indian Aesthetics < [January 1964]
The Tragic Element in ‘Sakuntala’ < [April & May 1948]
Drama and the People < [March 1948]
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)