Pioneers of the field were Robert Caldwell, Johan van Manen, T. R. Sesha Iyengar, V. Kanakasabhai, P. T. Srinivasa Iyengar, C. P. Brown, Ferdinand Kittel, Constantine Beschi, T. Burrow, M. B. Emeneau, Hermann Gundert, Kamil Zvelebil and Bhadriraju Krishnamurti.
The Dravidian University at Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh has created Chairs in the names of Western and Dravidian scholars to encourage research in individual Dravidian languages as well as comparative Dravidian studies: Bishop Caldwell's Chair for Dravidian Studies, C. P. Brown's Chair for Telugu Studies, Kittel Chair for Kannada Studies, Constantine Beschi Chair for Tamil Studies and Gundert Chair for Malayalam Studies.
Perspectives on economic development and social change; essays in honour of Professor K.S. Chalam.(Brief article)(Book review)
Aug 01, 2009; 813160246X Perspectives on economic development and social change; essays in honour of Professor K.S. Chalam. Ed. by Yagati...