Chinese love learning Tamil, just like ancient times

Tamilians’ connection with China was first established during Pallava and later Chola periods, according to experts. Image - Prathap Ravishankar

At a time when the Tamil film industry was bringing big budget Hollywood action films starring Chinese actors to the screens in the state, the most sought after Tamil film director then, AR Murugadoss came up with a film titled ‘7 aam Arivu‘ (Seventh Sense) in 2011.

It is a well-known fact that China had established a Silk Route and had trade relationship with Tamil Nadu in the ancient times. It is also known that Bodhi Dharma, a saint from Kancheepuram, a city famous for silk, went to China and spread Chan (Zen)......