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Tamil love poetry : the five hundred short poems of Aiṅkuru̲nūru̲, an early third-century anthology

Author: Martha Ann Selby
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2011.
Series: Translations from the Asian classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dating from the early decades of the third century C.E., the Ainkurunuru is believed to be the earliest anthology of classical Tamil love poetry and known to be a work of enduring importance. Commissioned by a Cera-dynasty king and composed by five masterful poets, the anthology renders the five landscapes of reciprocal love distinctive to the genre: jealous quarreling, anxious waiting and lamentation, clandestine  Read more...
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Aiṅkur̲unūr̲u. English.
Tamil love poetry.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010027953
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Ann Selby
ISBN: 9780231521581 0231521588 0231150644 9780231150644 0231150652 9780231150651
OCLC Number: 742512541
Awards: Winner of A.K. Ramanujan Book Prize for Translation 2014
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 200 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
Marutam (100 poems on jealous quarreling, by Orampokiyar) --
Neytal (100 poems on lamenting the lover's absence, by Ammuvanaar) --
Kuriñci (100 poems on the union of lovers, by Kapilar) --
(100 poems on separation, by Othalandayar) --
Mullai (100 poems on patient waiting for the lover's return, by Peyanaar).
Series Title: Translations from the Asian classics.
Other Titles: Akanān̲ūr̲u.
Responsibility: translated and edited by Martha Ann Selby.

Abstract:

Dating from the early decades of the third century C.E., the Ainkurunuru is believed to be the earliest anthology of classical Tamil love poetry and known to be a work of enduring importance. Commissioned by a Cera-dynasty king and composed by five masterful poets, the anthology renders the five landscapes of reciprocal love distinctive to the genre: jealous quarreling, anxious waiting and lamentation, clandestine love before marriage, elopement and love in separation, and patient waiting after marriage. Despite its centrality to literary and intellectual traditions, the Ainkurunur.

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The book is most heartily recommended to all, not just to specialists in Tamil literature... -- Jaroslav Vacek, Charles University in Prague Pandanus

 
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