Tamiḻar aḷavai muṟaikaḷ: Measurement Systems of the Tamils
|தமிழர் அளவை முறைகள் : Measurement Systems of the Tamils|
|இரா. சந்திரசேகரன் [முதன்மைப் பதிப்பாசிரியர்], ந. பெரியசாமி [பதிப்பாசிரியர்]|
|Chennai: Central Institute of Classical Tamil|
"Measurement Systems of the Tamils" is a remarkable and comprehensive compilation that delves into the mathematical and scientific thinking of ancient Tamils. Through extensive research, the book has meticulously collected and documented various numerical scales, land scales, extension scales, rainfall scales, time scales, coins, and professional money measuring systems among others, found within Classical Tamil literature and through field research.
The intricacies of these measuring systems reveal the remarkable intelligence and scientific acumen of the ancient Tamils. From their sophisticated numerical scales to the precise measuring instruments they employed, this book offers a fascinating glimpse into the advanced knowledge and systematic approach to measurements adopted by the Tamil people.
Drawing from literary sources and field studies, the book presents a treasure trove of information that showcases the innovative techniques employed by Tamils in diverse fields. Their measuring systems were not limited to just mundane applications but extended to encompass intricate anatomical scales, professional scales, and measuring terms used in various contexts.
The meticulous compilation and analysis of these measuring systems serve as a testament to the profound mathematical and scientific thinking of the ancient Tamil civilization. Each scale's functionality and significance are elucidated, offering readers a profound understanding of the precision and sophistication that characterized the Tamil measuring practices.
By exploring "Measurement Systems of the Tamils," readers gain profound insights into the ancient Tamil people's scientific approach, problem-solving abilities, and their keen observation of the natural world. The book not only preserves and highlights the rich cultural heritage of Tamil Nadu but also serves as an invaluable resource for scholars, historians, and researchers seeking to unravel the intellectual achievements of this remarkable civilization.
In conclusion, "Measurement Systems of the Tamils" is a pioneering work that celebrates the ingenuity and scientific finesse of Classical Tamil literature. Through its meticulous compilation and exploration of various measuring scales and instruments, the book stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of the Tamil people's mathematical and scientific contributions.