TO THE FIRST EDITION
There is no other language in the whole
world as Tamil, that has suffered so much damage by natural and human
agencies, and has been done so much injustice by malignant foreigners
and native dupes.
general belief that all arts and sciences are progressively advancing
with the passage of time, is falsified in the case of philology, owing
to the fundamental blunder of locating the original home of the Tamilians
in the Mediterranean region, and taking Sanskrit, a post-Vedic semi-artificial
composite literary dialect, the Indian Esperanto, so to speak, for the
prototype of the Indo-European Form of Speech.
do not know as yet, that Tamil is a highly developed classical language
of Lemurian origin, and has been, and is being still, suppressed by a
systematic and co-ordinated effort by the Sanskritists both in the public
and private sectors, ever since the Vedic mendicants migrated to the South,
and taking utmost advantage of their superior complexion and the primitive
credulity of the ancient Tamil kings, posed themselves as earth-ly gods
(Bhu-suras) and deluded the Tamilians into the belief, that their ancestral
language or literary dialect was divine or celestial in origin.
the independent discovery of Sanskrit by Sir William Jones in 1796, the
situation of Tamil became worse, as the Max Mulleri-an school exclusively
devoted its attention to Sanskrit studies, and blindly believing the Sanskrit
records, promoted and propa-gated them far and wide, and thereby gave
a fresh impetus to the Sanskritists' continuation of their ancestral crimes
of impos-ture, plagiarism and indirect vandalism.