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Contradictions of Tamil, ‘oldest’ living language

By mentioning Tamil as the world’s most ancient (living) language in his address to the United Nations General Assembly on September 28, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi switched the global spotlight on to my mother tongue, and its peculiar contradictions, identity conflicts and socio-political controversies continuing into the 21st century. Whichever is the oldest language […]