PUBLISHER'S NOTE

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE

This is the year of Devaneya Pavanar's centenery celebrations. Poet Bharathidasan hails Pavanar as the 'King of all Tamils'(எந்தமிழர் எல்லார்க்கும் வேந்து) This is no exaggeration since Pavanar's long and dedicated research for more than five decades was focussed on the proud heritage of the Tamilians. It was his consistent endeavour throughout his life to establish that Tamil was a highly developed classical language of the Lemurian origin.

I feel it a privilege to bring out in print all the works of Pavanar in one stroke, for the benefit of my Tamil community at home and abroad. It is a painstaking project which has taken more than two years of my toil.

I was conscious of the fact that I was not affluent enough to embark on this marathon project. Yet my love for Tamil imbibed in my blood right from the days of my adolescence has spurred me toward this 'risky' project. Every now and then the financial strain did pull me down. But I did not relent. The ideals of Periyar E.V.Ramasamy,the revolutionary, who I consider the leader of all leaders encouraged me from within not to give in. Now I can boldly tell all my Tamilian brothers and sisters that I have, to some extent, carried out this task successfully.

I am deeply indebted to Pulavar A.Nakkeeran, the Editor who has been my mentor all through my life without whose unstinted support my project would not have been completed.

It is time to bow my head to the pioneers of Purist Tamil Movement viz. Dr.M.Thamizhkudimagan, Dr.Ira.Ilavarasu, Pulavar