Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary EducationSSLC (English Medium) Class 6th
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The period of Kalabhra is not a dark age. Give reasons. - Social Science

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The period of Kalabhra is not a dark age. Give reasons.

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  1. Following the Sangam period, the Kalabhras had occupied Tamil Country for about two and half centuries.
  2. There is evidence of their rule in literary texts.
  3. The literary sources for this period include Tamil Navalar Charithai, Yapemkalam, and Periapuranam.
  4. Seevakachinthamani and Kundalakesi were also written during this period.
  5. In Tamizhagam, Jainism and Buddhism became prominent during this period
  6. The introduction of Sanskrit and Prakrit languages had resulted in the development of a new script called Vattezhuththu.
  7. Many works under Pathinenkeezhkanakku were composed.
  8. Trade and commerce continued to flourish during this period.
  9. So the Kalabhra period is not a dark age, as it is portrayed.
Concept: Kalabhras
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Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi Class 6th Social Science Term 3 Answers Guide
Chapter 1.1 Society and Culture in Ancient Tamizhagam: The Sangam Age
Exercise | Q VIII. 2 | Page 99
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