The Secret Garland: Antal's Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli (AAR Religions in Translation)

The Secret Garland: Antal's Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli (AAR Religions in Translation)

Archana Venkatesan


This ebook bargains new translations of the Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli, composed via the ninth-century Tamil mystic and poetess Kotai. of the main major compositions by way of a feminine mystic, the Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli supply expression to her robust stories by using a colourful and ambitious sensuality, within which Visnu is her extraordinary, captivating, and infrequently merciless lover. Kotai's poetry is characterised through a richness of language during which phrases are imbued with polyvalence or even the main mundane reports are infused with the spirit of the divine. Her Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli are garlands of phrases, redolent with meanings ready to be came upon. this day Kotai is respected as a goddess, and as a testomony to the long-lasting relevance of her poetry, her Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli remain celebrated in South Indian ritual, song, dance, and the visible arts.

This ebook goals to seize the lyricism, good looks, and gear of Kotai's unique works. additionally, unique notes in line with conventional commentaries, and discussions of the ritual and performative lives of the Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli spotlight the significance of this ninth-century poet and her poems over the last a thousand years.

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