I have a question. It may not be directly related to Krsna consciousness. But its important.
There are two claims-
1) Those who believe in Vedas say Sanskrit is spoken even in heaven, it is deva vani, Brahma also speaks Sanskrit and Rga Veda(earliest Veda) was also in Sanskrit. Till Dvapara Yuga, Sanskrit was prevalent. Tamil was taught by Lord Siva to Sage Agastya. It is as per Ramayana or Rama carita Manasa or other versions. So, Sanskrit is not only oldest, but divine language too.
2) Those who disbelieve in Puranas, Itihasas and just rely on Aryan Invasion Theory, scientific research, archaeological evidence, say that Tamil is Dravidian language and indigenous to India and is oldest. Sanskrit was given by Aryans who invaded later on. Tamil is oldest. many South Indians argue like this. They don't even sometimes believe that Gita and Ramayana in Sanskrit are authentic. They are interpolated.
So, What Our Acaryas say and scriptures mention?
Jai Srila Prabhupada