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Kalavali Narpatu or Kalavazhi Narpathu is a didactic Tamil poetic work that is included in the Patinenkilkkanakku
anthology of Ethical Tamil Literature
. Patinenkilkkanakku is a collection of 18 poetic works in Tamil language
which were composed by various Tamil poets and authors in the period just after the Sangam age
, between 100 CE and 500 CE. Kalavali Narpatu was written in the post Sangam age corresponding to between 100 CE - 500 CE. The literary work has forty poetic verses and was composed by the poet Poigayaar.
Kalavali Narpatu, written by Poigayaar, is one of the 18 minor literary works in Tamil
that area apart of Patinenkilkkanakku. The different poems in Kalavali Narpatu are composed in the Puram tradition of Tamil literature of Sangam age which refers to the external concepts and themes. The Puram tradition implemented in the Sangam literature refers to the various subject matters that are related with the tangible concepts of life such as war and battle, politics, wealth and many others.
The ethical literary work of Kalavali Narpatu, also known as Kalavazhi Narpathu contains plentiful didactic and ethical messages that instruct an individual to lead a proper, acceptable and correct life within the society.
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