Ilango Adigal ( - 2nd Cent. )
Ilango Adigal was a Tamil poet and a Jain monk of the 2nd century AD/CE, who was instrumental in the creation of Silappathikaram, one of the five great epics of Tamil literature. His name is a pseudonym meaning 'Venerable Prince'. As per literary conventions at that time, he was not allowed to disclose his real name.
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