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Publisher:Oxford University Press
Published In:2006
Binding Type:Paperback
Weight:1.03 lbs
Pages:pp. xxii + 329, Charts, Indices, Appendix, Reference, Notes

The Title "Poems of Love and War From the Eight Anthologies and the Ten Long Poems of Classical Tamil New Edition" is written by A.K. Ramanujan. This book was published in the year 2006. The ISBN number 0195680898|9780195680898 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. The book displayed here is a New Edition edition. This book has total of pp. xxii + 329 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Oxford University Press. We have about 91958 other great books from this publisher. Poems of Love and War From the Eight Anthologies and the Ten Long Poems of Classical Tamil New Edition is currently Available with us.

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About the Book

Poetry from the early classical Tamil (c. 100 BC-AD 250) is among the finest in Indian, as well as world literature. In this volume, award-winning poet and translator, A.K. Ramanujan has selected, from the Eight Anthologies and Ten Long Poems, by a 'fraternity or academy' of poets known as the Cankam. Most amazingly, Poems about the difficulties of love (in union, separation, or infidelity), and poems about kings, death and destruction; war and reconstruction, are as fresh and relevant as when they were composed two millennia ago. Ramanujan is a meticulous translator who is faithful to the original poems : He keeps close to the structure of the poems while clothing them with the texture of modern English. In Poems of Love and War, poem speaks to poem with lyricism and drama, and Ramanujan's essay (Afterword) on poetry of the Cankam period is an invaluable tool in studying the Tamil world-view and its relation to poetry and poetics. This edition has a new preface by Molly A. Daniels-Ramanujan.

About the Author

American Academy 1929-1993), acclaimed poet and translator, was William E. Colvin Professor at the University of Chicago, and taught at various other institutions for forty years. He was awarded A Padma Shri in 1976 and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1983. He was also elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1990 and won a posthumous prize from the Sahitya Akademi for poetry in English. He wrote in Kannada three books of poetry and a novella. He also wrote Folktales from India and The Flowering Tree. He translated classical and medieval poetry (Speaking of Shiva, Poems of Love and War, Hymns for the Drowning), as well as Fiction (Samskara, Haldi Meenu). Selected : A.K. Ramanujan


Preface/Molly A. Daniels-Ramanujan
Translator's Note

Book One : Akam Poems
Book Two : Puram Poems
Book Three : Poems in a Different Key
Book Four : Religious Poems