Ilango Adigal, Tamil Poet
(2nd century)

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  • Name: Ilango Adigal
  • Date: 2nd century
  • Place: India
  • Language: Tamil
  • Who he was: Tamil poet; his Silappatikaram (The Tale of an Anklet) depicts the life of Kannagi, a chaste woman--one of the three surviving "Five Great Epics of Tamil Literature"

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