This antiquarian volume contains Ramachandra Dikshitar's 1930 critical study of ancient Tamil literature; "Studies in Tamil Literature and History". It is a series of six articles on the Mystic Poets of the Tamil Land, which appeared in the Hindu during 1924 and 1925. Complete with results of further studies on the subject, this volume constitutes a marvellous study, and is recommended for anyone with an interest in Tamil history and literature. Contents include: "The Sangam", "Some Sangam Poets-A study", "Some Samil Mystic Poets", "Tiruvalluvar", "Administrative Institutions", "The Art of War", and "Social Life in Tamil Land". Vishnampet R. Ramachandra Dikshitar (1896 - 1953), was a historian, Indologist and Dravidologist from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. He was a professor of history and archaeology in the University of Madras and authored multiple text books on Indian history. Many vintage texts such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.