Knowledge of the language also opens a vast amount of work such as literature, music, and drama with which the Tamil language is rich and abundant. Historical works are almost entirely written in the Tamil language. To understand how these (the arts and history) have come to define us as a people and to understand in-depth who we are requires knowledge of Tamil. Tamil, our mother tongue. Tamil is intertwined with our past. It is only by learning Tamil and understanding our past that we can come to terms with our present and realizes our future.