Tamil literature is a body of writings in Tamil, a Dravidian language of India and SriLanka. Apart from literature written in Sanskrit, Tamil is the oldest literature in India. Some inscriptions on stone have been dated to the 3rd Century. But Tamil Literature proper begins around the 1st Century.
Epics is a well defined as a long story in verse dwelling an important theme in a most elegant style and language.
“Epic, long narrative poem recounting heroic deeds…Literary usage, the term encompasses both oral and written compositions.”
EPICS AND THEIR LINKS