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Author Venkatesan, Archana.

Title The secret garland : Āṇṭāls Tiruppāvai and Nācciyār tirumoli / translated with introduction and commentary by Archana Venkatesan
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 262 pages)
Series AAR religion in translation
AAR religion in translation.
Contents Note on Transliteration; Introduction; Tiruppavai (Thirty Verses for the Drum of Mal); Commentary and Notes to the Tiruppaavai; Nacciyar Tirumo?i (Fourteen Songs for the Love of Mal); Commentary and Notes to the Nacciyar Tirumo?i; Appendix 1: Ta?iya? to the Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumo?i; Appendix 2: Major Myths; Appendix 3: Index of Myths and Names in the Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumo?i; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Summary This book offers new translations of the Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli, composed by the ninth-century Tamil mystic and poetess Kotai. Two of the most significant compositions by a female mystic, the Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli give expression to her powerful experiences through the use of a vibrant and bold sensuality, in which Visnu is her awesome, mesmerizing, and sometimes cruel lover. Kotai's poetry is characterized by a richness of language in which words are imbued with polyvalence and even the most mundane experiences are infused with the spirit of the divine. Her Tiruppavai and
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Āṇṭaḷ. Nācciyār tirumoḻi.
Āṇṭāḷ. Tiruppāvai.
Genre/Form Commentaren (vorm)
Gedichten (teksten)
Vertalingen (vorm)
Form Electronic book
Author Āṇṭaḷ. Nācciyār tirumoḻi. English.
Āṇṭāḷ. Tiruppāvai. English.
ISBN 0199780323 (electronic bk.)
9780199780327 (electronic bk.)