What are the Classical Languages of India?
Thanks for sharing, I agree that Sanskrit is the classic one, I’ve been studying here in India for a while, I recently read this good information, I’ll leave it here at this link, if you or anyone you know is an student from abroad share it with them, it helped me a lot, and I think it’ll help you or your friends too!
Well the best person to answer this question is George L. Hart Professor of Tamil in Berkeley University , USA – there are around six Universities in USA itself that places Tamil as one of its classical studies subject Listen to all the reason on this matter from an American professor from an American University who spent decades in linguistic research with PhD have to say on this . Here is the link to this professors claim ::: http://tamil.berkeley.edu/Tamil%20Chair/… Tamil as a language is far older then Sanskrit. Tamil belongs to the native tribal people of India the Dravidian ( the tamils have similar y chromosome resembling south Africans and Australian abrogenies – wher as the notheren Aryan who invaded Dravidians with their Sanskrit and civilizations -resembles similar DNA structures from persia and German Aryans. kindly refer below””
Tamil is the true classical language of India and a language which heavily inflenced Sanskrit which later arrivd in India brought in by a group of nomads well wikepeia or encyclopedia it”s stating frm 500-1000bc is indeed a medevial or modern record, It”s ancient record is dating back 9000bc which is also said to be the 1st Sangam period, unlike Sanskrit which was born during 1500bc Sanskrit is no match to Tamil when comes to classical status. The classical status is self declared by the indo-aryans, just because Hindi derived from Sanskrit .
The requirements depend on the different cultures (after the majority and/or prestige of national philologists), but are frequently non-linguistic, i.e. sociological, economic, historical, etc. If we concentrate on bare numbers, i.e. language history (like the above comments), Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages attested in the Indian subcontinent, with some (Vedic) compositions dating back to ca. 1500 BCE. Tamil, on the other hand, dates back “to some time roughly between 200-1000 BCE” (Wikipedia), which is an estimation like that of Sanskrit dating back “roughly from 1000-2500 BCE”. It is not necessarily wrong, but too loose to be taken into account. Also, reports that go back into “9000 BC” are just too hypothetical, and have only archaeological support – just like Early to Middle Proto-Indo-European, which is dated back thousands of years by different, well-argumented hypothesis by university professors and experts in linguistics, like the Indian Urheimat Theory at
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