Saturday, 7 February 2015

Who is Ullaganar ?

Ullaganar is a well known  scholar in a wide range of fields related to Tamil Language, Linguistics, Psychology,  Dravidian and Sumerian studies.

His parents were settlers in Malaysia from South India who had a small business in Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia. When the second world war broke out they travelled to India for safety and security. Ullaganar was born in India during this time in the thick of the Second World War on  3-5-1942.

Returned to Malaysia and began schooling in the Saraswathi Tamil School, Sg. Petani, Kedah. He continued his studies in Penang Free School where he won a Colombo Plan scholarship to study Mathematics and Philosophy (as an option) in the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand in the years 1962-1966. After being trained as teacher for a year in 1967, he started teaching in the King George V School in Seremban. Got married in the year 1972, was transferred  to the Curriculum Development Centre of the Ministry of Education, Kuala Lumpur as the Assistant Director of Research and Educational Technology. He was later sent to the University of London to study Masters in Cognitive Psychology and continued his PhD in the same field but through the technique of ‘Hermeneutic Discourse Analysis’, an interesting contribution of Ullaganar

In the year 1979 he was borrowed by the University Science Malaysia and appointed as a lecturer in Educational Psychology and Deputy Director of Project InsPIRE, a project for developing a programmed instructional system for Rural Primary Schools.

After several years of active teaching and research in many fields he retired in the year 1997 but continued his research even after retirement. He continues to research and publish in the internet to this day.

Research Studies

Ullaganar's researches are quite wide and range from Tamil Language, Linguistics, Psychology, Sumerian Studies, Dravidian Philosophy to the Sacred Literature in Tamil. He has published many papers and books on these areas both in English and Tamil. The following are the broad areas of his studies:

Linguistics: Process Calculus and Grammar

SumeruTamil Studies : Evolutionary Historical Linguistics

Vedic Tamil Studies

Tolkaappiyam Studies

Agamic Psychology

Saiva Siddhanta Studies

History of Dravidian Philosophies

Among all these researches, his most outstanding findings will be the following:

1.   His finding that the oldest written language in the world, which is Sumerian is actually archaic Tamil, probably Tamil of the first Sangam. This is a ground-breaking finding as the westerners always classify Sumerian as language isolate. This finding means that the oldest civilization in the world is a Tamil civilization.

2.   The second important finding is that the base of Sanskrit is Tamil. Sanskrit language has always been associated by the western world as Indo-European language, when in truth it has its base as Tamil.

Initially his findings were met with strong opposition, but now it is slowly being accepted. Professor Clyde Winters agrees that Sumerian language is Tamil. Professor Asko Parpola also says that the Haparra and Mahenjo Daro civilization could be a Tamil civilization and the language they used as Tamil.

Ullaganar has done such an in-depth study that his research stands on rock-solid evidence. His studies are based on what he calls ‘Dravidian Evolutional Linguistics’ which is derived from Tolkapiyam, Veer (Root) Linguistics of Paavanar as well as Aurobindo’s Linguistics studies, which is far more scientific then the ‘Constructive Linguistics’.

His interview is also available in Youtube at the following link:

Even though Ullaganar has passed the age of 70 years, his research on Tamil continues to this day. It is time the world, in particular the Tamil world recognises his great work and service to our Mother Tamil!

“Tamils are probably the only ones in the whole world who have changed religion into a field of science’’




  1. Sumerians were advanced in science but also in agriculture, arts, writing etc ofcourse Jews, Romans, Greeks will not agree with this because Bible is full of Sumerian stories. Sumerian culture very close Tamil society.

  2. I have some questions about understanding Tolkappiyam. Can I have Dr Loganathan's email

  3. My email address can I have Dr. Loganathan's email. I have some questions about Tolkappiyam

  4. My email is I contacted Dr Loga in 2013 in Belfast. I am now in Malaysia and wish to converse with him at length. I would like his contact details. Thanks, Chris Jesudason

  5. Hello Dr. Loganathan. What you think about the elamo-tamil connection? Sharing the ancient Elamites and Tamils the same background?

  6. yes the connection is music theory. The three gunas are from Octave, Perfect Fifth and PErfect Fourth. Tai Chi is the same - Yang is Perfect Fifth, yin is Perfect Fourth, Octave is Emptiness. Kriya yoga and small universe microcosmic orbit are the 12 notes of the music scale of the body - as infinite spiral of fifths. It is noncommutative phase as spin 1/2 quantum relativity nonlocality. Details on my blog, etc. all free

  7. I have great respect for Dr.Loganathan,in respect of his Sumerian Tamil connections! I need his emailID வணக்கம்!

  8. “Goddesses in world mythology “by Martha Ann says the world worshiped during 30000 to 5000 bc.3500 deities with their names and locations is mentioned.This is a US research publication. Deity Minakshi in Madurai Annapurna and chausati mata in Benares Jhakmata in Sholapur Polleramma in Nellore shakhambri ambe amongst others are youth research you may have come across.I have authored a book “Universal Religion Mother as God” This contains list of goddesses worshiped then in India.If you give me Indian address I will send with my compliments.