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Mani writes,

>The Thani Thamizh
>Iyakkam sparked a real renaissance and has at times called itself "Thamizh
>marumalarchi Iyakkam."

Mani, I really hope this is true.  All I know is that the Tamil classics
are not generally available in Tamilnad (unlike the English and American
classics in most English-speaking areas, including Tamilnadu).  Tamilians
as a whole are more likely to know about Shakespeare than Kampan.  I would
like to believe that a true Tamil renaissance is under way -- but isn't a
requirement for a renaissance a genuine interest in and exploration of the

One other comment: the use of Yiddish, Spanish, and Polish words is quite
common in modern American writing.  They give the language a flavor and
power it could not otherwise have.  G. Hart


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