"There are many wonders in the world. One of the best wonders is Tamil language"
The father of Tamil language is Agathiyar & the chairman of Tamil Sangam. Now at present “Madurai” is one of the places of Tamil Sangam the earliest Tamil writing is attested in inscriptions and potsherds from the 5th century BCE. The history of the Tamil language can be divided into three primary periods of development: Ancient Tamil, Intermediate Tamil and modern Tamil. Tamil Sangam is presented in old period and it is divided into three that is First Sangam, Second Sangam, Third Sangam.
|Sangam||Place of Organisation||Chairman||Kingdom||Books|
|First||Thenmadurai||Agastya||Pandiya||No books survived|
|Second||Kapatapuram||Earlier - Agastya Later - Tolkāppiyar (a disciple of Agastya)||Pandiya||Tolkāppiyam (author - Tolkāppiyar)|
|Third||Madurai||Nakkeerar||Pandiya||covers entire corpus of Sangam Literature|
There are many Tamil conferences conducted nowadays that is called “The World Tamil Conference “it is a series of occasional conferences to discuss the social growth of the Tamil language. Each conference is attended by thousands of Tamil enthusiasts around the world. Conferences were hosted in various cities in India, as well as world cities with a significant Tamil population. The conference aims are to promote the heritage of Tamil language. There are 8 world Tamil conferences hosted in India, Malaysia, France, Sri Lanka, and Mauritius. Recently in 2010, Tamil conference was held at coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.
In ancient days the Tamil language was disseminated by the Tamil Sangams. Now it is disseminated by the world Tamil conferences.
|Official title||Host city||Host country||Year|
|1st World Tamil Conference||Kuala Lumpur||Malaysia||1966|
|2nd World Tamil Conference||2nd World Tamil Conference||India||1968|
|3rd World Tamil Conference||Paris||France||1970|
|4th World Tamil Conference||Jaffna||Sri Lanka||1974|
|5th World Tamil Conference||Madurai||India||1981|
|6th World Tamil Conference||Kuala Lumpur||Malaysia||1987|
|7th World Tamil Conference||Port Louis||Mauritius||1989|
|8th World Tamil Conference||Thanjavur||India||1995|