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Poems to Siva : the Hymns of the Tamil Saints.

Author: Indira Viswanathan Peterson
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.
Series: Princeton library of Asian translations.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Composed by three poet-saints between the sixth and eighth centuries A.D., the Tevaram hymns are the primary scripture of the Tamil Saivism, one of the first popular large-scale devotional movements within Hinduism. Indira Peterson eloquently renders into English a substantial portion of these hymns, which provide vivid and moving portraits of the images, myths, rites, and adoration of Siva and which continue to be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Peterson, Indira Viswanathan.
Poems to Siva : The Hymns of the Tamil Saints.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2014
Named Person: Siva, (Hindu deity); Siva, (Hindu deity)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Indira Viswanathan Peterson
ISBN: 9781400860067 1400860067
OCLC Number: 884013180
Description: 1 online resource (415 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; A Note on Transliteration; Part 1 Introduction: Poetry and Religion in the Songs of the Tamil Śaiva Saints; Part 2 An Anthology of Hymns from the Tēvāram ; Appendixes.
Series Title: Princeton library of Asian translations.

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Composed by three poet-saints between the sixth and eighth centuries A.D., the Tevaram hymns are the primary scripture of the Tamil Saivism, one of the first popular large-scale devotional movements within Hinduism. Indira Peterson eloquently renders into English a substantial portion of these hymns, which provide vivid and moving portraits of the images, myths, rites, and adoration of Siva and which continue to be loved and sung by the millions of followers of the Tamil Saiva tradition. Her introduction and annotations illuminate the work's literary, religious, and cultural contexts, makin.

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