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Ilango Adigal Biography and Poems

Ilango Adigal Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Ilango Adigal, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Adigal, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Ilango Adigal (Tamil ) was a Tamil poet and a Jain monk of the 2nd century AD/CE, who was instrumental in the creation of Silappathikaram, one of the five great epics of Tamil literature. His name is a pseudonym meaning 'Venerable Prince'. As per literary conventions at that time, he was not allowed to disclose his real name. [ citation needed ]

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