Islam in Tamilnadu: Varia

Tschacher, Torsten

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Abstract

Within Tamil literature, the literature of the Muslims belongs to the most unknown (cf., e.g., Richman 1993: 74). Even more unknown is the literature in Arwi, that is, Tamil written in Arabic script, though works in Arwi have been noticed by Europeans quite early. The aim of this article is to give a glimpse of Arwi literature and its importance for the study of the Tamil speaking Muslims, but also as a possible factor in cultural contact and exchange in the Indian Ocean area.

Document type: Book
Date: 2001
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 14 December 2009
ISBN: 3-86010-627-9
Faculties / Institutes: Universitäten / Institute > Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg / Institut für Orientalistik / Südasien-Seminar
DDC-classification: Other and comparative religions
Controlled Subjects: Tamil Nadu, Islam
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tamil Nadu , Islam, Tamil Nadu , Islam
Subject (classification): Religion and Philosophy
Countries/Regions: India
Series: Subjects > Südasienwissenschaftliche Arbeitsblätter
Volume: 2