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Beginners’ Tamil: a taster course
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This free course was prepared by Suresh Nesaratnam and Senathirajah Muthaiya. It was first published in July 2021.

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The material acknowledged below and within the course is Proprietary and used under licence (not subject to Creative Commons Licence). Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this free course:


Course Image: © sabirmallick/Getty Images

Figure 1: sodabottle licenses/ by-sa/ 3.0/ deed.en

Figure 2: planeMad/Wikimedia licenses/ by-sa/ 2.0/ wiki/ File:India_Tamil_Nadu_locator_map.svg

Figure 3: madpai licenses/ by/ 2.0/ deed.en

Figure 4: VSanandhakrishna/Getty Images

Figure 5: Left: The Goddess Saraswathi, the provider of knowledge; Right: The Goddess Lakshmi, the provider of wealth. © unknown

Figure 6: mullu-murukku-recipe/

Figure 7: ghatam: Sven.petersen placed in public domain; cymbals: bayshev/Getty Images; nadaswaram: By Rahdisas - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, w/ index.php?curid=92503798; violin: yarn/Getty Images; harmonium: ajaykampani/Getty Images; thambura: Martin Spaink licenses/ by-sa/ 3.0/; khanjira: image: licenses/ by-sa/ 3.0/; flute: Kanags licenses/ by-sa/ 3.0/; sruthi: image from; mridangam: © unknown; morsing: © unknown; thavil: image from thavil/ ; veena: Veena.svg: Sreejithk2000 derivative work: Gringer (talk) - Veena.svg licenses/ by/ 3.0/

Table 6 and Activity 7: Papaya: varintorn/Pixabay; Jackfruit: lilimey /Pixabay; Wood Apple: (c) unknown; Jambu:; Nungu: Bernard DUPONT from FRANCE licenses/ by-sa/ 2.0/ deed.en

Activity 8: top image: Nadaswaram: Gwengoat/Getty Images; second image: ghatam: Sven.petersen placed in public domain; third image: harmonium: ajaykampani/Getty Images; bottom image: thavil: image from thavil/

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