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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)
Tolkappiyar is the author of the Tolkāppiyam, a source book on linguistic and grammatical study, social anthropology, psychology and cultural ecology, representing an important piece of Tamil literature.—Tolkāppiyam, the most ancient Tamil grammar extant, was written around the 2nd century BC. The author of this book is Tolkappiyar, one of the twelve students of Agastya. He belonged to Tholkappiyakudi, a village situated to the south of Madurai.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
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The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Chapter 4.6 - (b) Symbology of Man (the deer) < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Chapter 4.3 - (e) Arurar’s references to Dance < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Chapter 4.5 - Puranic personalities (in the Tevaram) < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]