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Akattiyam Tholkāppiyam
Eighteen Greater Texts
Eight Anthologies
Aiṅkurunūṟu Akanāṉūṟu
Puṟanāṉūṟu Kalittokai
Kuṟuntokai Natṟiṇai
Paripāṭal Patiṟṟuppattu
Ten Idylls
Tirumurukāṟṟuppaṭai Kuṟiñcippāṭṭu
Malaipaṭukaṭām Maturaikkāñci
Mullaippāṭṭu Neṭunalvāṭai
Paṭṭiṉappālai Perumpāṇāṟṟuppaṭai
Poruṇarāṟṟuppaṭai Ciṟupāṇāṟṟuppaṭai
Eighteen Lesser Texts
Nālaṭiyār Nāṉmaṇikkaṭikai
Iṉṉā Nāṟpatu Iṉiyavai Nāṟpatu
Kār Nāṟpatu Kaḷavaḻi Nāṟpatu
Aintiṇai Aimpatu Tiṉaimoḻi Aimpatu
Aintinai Eḻupatu Tiṉaimalai Nūṟṟu Aimpatu
Tirukkuṛaḷ Tirikaṭukam
Ācārakkōvai Paḻamoḻi Nāṉūṟu
Ciṟupañcamūlam Mutumoḻikkānci
Elāti Kainnilai
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Mullaipaattu (Tamil: முல்லைப்பாட்டு, meaning the song of the jasmine flower) is a Tamil poetic work in the Ten Idylls (Paththupattu) anthology of Sangam literature, belonging to the Sangam period corresponding to between 100 BCE and 100 CE. Mullaippattu contains 103 lines of poetry in the Akaval meter. The poems were written by the poet Nappoothanaar.

The subject matter of Mullaippattu is classified as akam, the Sangam literature's classification of the subjective matters such as love and human relationship. Mullaippattu is a pure love poem, and talks about the heroine longing for the hero who had left her to fight a war. In the olden days, the soldiers use to come back to their home country during the rainy season to look after their primary profession of agriculture. The heroine laments that although the rainy season had already started, that her lover had not returned from battle. The description of the country in the rainy season is particularly enjoyable in this book.

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  • Mudaliyar, Singaravelu A., Apithana Cintamani, An encyclopaedia of Tamil Literature, (1931) - Reprinted by Asian Educational Services, New Delhi (1983)
  • http://tamilnation.co/literature/