Contribution of Muslims to Tamil Drama Literature

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Dr. S. Asic Hameed


Muslims have played a major role in the development of drama and contributed to the development of Tamil drama.  In 1007 AD, 398 AH, a literary play was composed by Muhammad Ihmadul Hamadani and contributed to the development of Muslim drama. They have developed their artistic talent by composing plays in other states in India. They have created Tamil drama genres like Keerthanai, Palla, Kuram, Kuravanchi, Sindhu, Gummi and story songs with a theatrical tone.  The historical message that Muslims have also contributed to the spread of dramas can be learned through electronic media.  The purpose of this article is to highlight the historical record that Muslims have made a significant contribution to the art of drama literature.

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