Vaiyapuri Pillai Collection

Professor Vaiyapuri Pillai (1891-1956) was an outstanding lexicographer and textual scholar who edited and published many Tamil classics. He was the editor of the Tamil lexicon published by the University of Madras. His personal library, comprising 2943 books and manuscripts in Tamil, English, French, German and Malayalam, is at present with the National Library. The main subjects covered are English language and literature, history, philosophy and Tamil language and literature. National Library has published a check-list of palm leaves available in this collection.

Vaiyapuri Pillai 

 

Palm Leaf Manuscripts from the Vaiyapuri Pillai Collection