Apart from harboring 780 languages, India is also home to a large number of scripts which have been lost while some are on the brink of extinction.
There have been calls to make Arabu-Tamil books part of school curriculum. (Supplied)
Advent of globalization
Dr. K.M.A. Ahamed Zubair who has done research on Tamil Muslims is calling for the revival of Arabu-Tamil. (Supplied)
A cultural synthesis
The extinct of Arabu-Tamil language, which once safeguarded the interest of the community, is a big loss to the Tamil Muslim community as this was their religious language. (Supplied)
Muslims of Ceylon
Arabu-Tamil language and literature provided a kind of platform to learn Islamic teachings. (Supplied)