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Tamil scholar to be honoured in Colombo

Chennai, July 29 (IANS) — A book on Tamil epigraphy has been chosen for a prestigious award in Sri Lanka.

The book, “Early Tamil Epigraphy: From the Earliest Times to the 6th Century A.D.”, by Iravatham Mahadevan was published in 2003.

Mahadevan, a noted Tamil epigraphist and classical Tamil scholar, was yesterday (25) awarded the Prof. V. Chelvanayakam Trust award at the Tamil Sangam in Colombo.

The award comes from the trust in collaboration with the University of Jaffna.

Mahadevan is an internationally known Brahmi script scholar, who is also studying the still undeciphered Indus Valley script.


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