Traditional knowledge

Deforestation and Disaster preparedness in Thiruarutpa

Posted on Mar 15th, 2014 - By

“Scientific information in ancient Tamil literature THIRUARUTPA” Sri Ramalingam (alias) Vallalar, wrote Thiruarutpa ( in…

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Seasonal climate forecasting in ancient days

Posted on Mar 18th, 2014 - By

Advanced climate modeling and forecasting techniques are in place for the past two decades. However for many decades, the farmers in rural Tamil Nadu…

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Veeranam tank – A Chola’s water management plan in 10th Century is worth more than 200 million US$ in 2014

Posted on Apr 10th, 2014 - By

Veeranam tank/lake, was built by the famous Chola king Rajadityan son of Paranthaka Cholan during 10th century AD, is one of the classical example…

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19th Century Climate Scientist’s article on “Formation of rains”

Posted on Nov 14th, 2014 - By

Sri Ramalingam’s piece of work during 19th century on “how rain forms” is an extra-ordinary scientific work considering the time he had written…

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Constructing a hypothetical scenario for a historical statement on long term landscape changes..

Posted on Dec 21st, 2014 - By

The followers of Sri Ramalingam alias Vallalar might be aware of Vallalar's statement “One day, Vadalur will become Cuddalore”. I have been…

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