|Topics in Sangam literature|
|Inna Narpathu||Iniyavai Narpathu|
|Kar Narpathu||Kalavazhi Narpathu|
|Ainthinai Aimpathu||Thinaimozhi Aimpathu|
|Ainthinai Ezhupathu||Thinaimalai Nurru Aimpathu|
|Tamil history from Sangam literature||Tamil literature|
|Ancient Tamil music||Sangam society|
Akananuru (Tamil: அகநானுறு), a classical Tamil poetic work, is the seventh book in the Sangam literature anthology Ettuthokai. Sangam literature refers to a body of classical Tamil literature created between the years 300 BCE and 600 CE Sangam literature refers to a body of classical Tamil literature created between the years 300 BCE and 600 CE Agattiyam (அகத்தியம் according to mentions in Sangam Literature, was the first known book on Tamil grammar The Tolkāppiyam (தொல்காப்பியம் is a work on the Grammar of the Tamil language and the earliest extant work of Tamil Pathinenmaelkanakku (பதினெண்மேல்கணக்கு is the collection of the oldest surviving Tamil Poetry. Ainkurunooru ( Tamil: ஐங்குறுநூறு a classical Tamil poetic work containing five hundred short poems and is part of Ettuthokai, a Kaliththokai (கலித்தொகைa classical Tamil poetic workis the sixth book of Ettuthokai, a Sangam literature anthology Kainnilai, and Innilai are Tamil poetic works belonging to the Pathinenkilkanakku anthology of Tamil literature. Tamil people (also called Tamils or Tamilians) ( are an Ethnic group native to Tamil Nadu, a state in India, and the north-eastern The Tamil Sangams are legendary assemblies of Tamil scholars and poets that according to traditional Tamil accounts existed in the remote past The Sangam landscape is the name given to a poetic device that was characteristic of love poetry in classical Tamil Sangam literature. Sangam Literature is one of the main sources used for documenting the early history of the Ancient Tamil country. Tamil literature refers to the Literature in the Tamil language. The ancient Tamil music was the music of the ancient Tamil people, who resided in the lands of the Ancient Tamil country. Tamil (ta தமிழ்; t̪əmɨɻ is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamil people of the Indian subcontinent. Sangam literature refers to a body of classical Tamil literature created between the years 300 BCE and 600 CE It contains 400 Akam (subjective) poems dealing with matters of love and separation. Other names for Akananuru include Neduntogai or Nedunthokai ("the long anthology"), Ahappattu, Ahananuru, and Agananuru. 
Rudrasarman compiled this anthology at the behest of the Pandya king Ukkiraperuvazhuthi. Origin The origin of the word “Pandya” has been a subject of much speculation
It is highly likely that the poems in Akananuru collection were prevalent independently before they were collected and categories in this present form. The anthology is dated to around the first and the second century C. E. The poems probably are of a much earlier date.
This book comes under the Akam (subjective) category in its subject matter. Ancient Tamil poems was categorised into the broad categories of Akam(அகம்) - Subjective, dealing with matters of the heaqrt and human emotions, and Puram (புறம்) - Objective, dealing with the tangibles of life such as war, politics, wealth, etc. The poems of this anthology are of the Akaval meter. In Poetry, the meter or metre is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse.
In the poems on Akam, the aspects of love of a hero and a heroine are depicted. The story of love is never conceived as a continuous whole. A particular moment of love is captured and described in each poem as the speech of the hero or the lady-companion or somebody else.
Akananuru contains 401 stanzas and is divided into three sections