Literary techniques in Old Tamil Cankam poetry: the Kuruntokai
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Literary techniques in Old Tamil Cankam poetry: the Kuruntokai by Eva Wilden

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Published by Harrassowitz Verlag in Wiesbaden .
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SeriesBeitr age zur Kenntnis s udasiatischer Sprache und Literaturen -- 15
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Open LibraryOL20855644M
ISBN 103447053356

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  This so-called Cankam literature was composed around the beginning of the common era in a language today known as "Classical Tamil". Ten anthologies of its poetry have survived. Its literary techniques and their presuppositions are presented here in detail on the basis of an analysis of one of these anthologies, the Kur-untokai, which is a Author: Eva Wilden.   Language: Tamil Text With Transliteration and English Translation Pages: Foreword The Central Institute of Classical Tamil (CICT), established in Chennai, has taken on the challenge of preparing the definitive editions of forty one Classical Tamil texts, translating these works into English and other major European languages, as well as into major Indian languages, and writing a historical 5/5(1). In Kavya in South India: Old Tamil Cankam Poetry, Herman Tieken argues that these dates are incorrect, and that the corpus of Sangam literature rather belongs to the ninth or tenth century A.D., when it was written by a poet (or poets) in the Pandyan kingdom who wished to create a classical Tamil tradition to rival that of Sanskrit. Old Tamil Carikam Poetry. [Gonda Indological Studies 10]. Groningen: Egbert Forsten, — For reading and discussing this paper with me 1 have to thank D. Goodall and S.A. Srinivasan. 1 One further approach might be mentioned here, namely the one established by Zvelebil a (the most influential "standard work" on early Tamil literature).

The Harrassowitz Verlag publishes scholarly books and periodicals on Oriental, Slavic and Book and Library Studies. Literary Techniques in Old Tamil Cankam Poetry. The Kuruntokai. 49,80 Eur. Mylius, Klaus. Wörterbuch des kanonischen Jinismus. 78,00 Eur. Mylius, Klaus. Literary techniques in Old Tamil Cankam poetry; the Kuruntokai. Wilden, Eva. (Beitrage zur Kenntnis sudasiatischer Sprachen und Literaturen; 15) Harrassovvitz, © p. $ Cankam literature is an imprecise but common term for the earli t, classical poetry in Old Tamil and the corresponding texts of gramm r and poetics.   Literary Techniques in Old Tamil Cankam Poetry: The Kuruntokai – Eva Wilden Tamil Verse in Translation – P.N. Appuswami The treatment of Nature in Sangam Literature (Ancient Tamil Literature) – M. Varadarajan Chieftains of the Sangam Age – . Recently, a book by Herman Tieken has appeared entitled Kavya in South India: Old Tamil Cankam Poetry, published by Egbert Forsten in Groningen, The Netherlands, The book is part of the prestigious Gonda Indological Studies, and so must be taken extremely seriously.

Literary Techniques in Old Tamil Can ̇kam Kuruntokai Harrassowitz Verlag Wiesbaden, Tamil Geographies. Cultural Constructions of Space and Place in South India Edited by Martha Ann Selby, Indira Visvanathan Peterson. Albany, State University of New York Press, D. Dennis Hudson The Body of God. Kuruntokai is a masterpiece in the Akam literary tradition of Cankam literature. It comprises a graphic presentation of the rich variety of the personal life of the Tamils of the period, especially their emotions during the various phases of romance and love. Literary Techniques in Old Tamil Cankam Poetry: The Kuruntokai – Eva Wilden. Tamil Verse in Translation – P.N. Appuswami. The treatment of Nature in Sangam Literature (Ancient Tamil Literature) – M. Varadarajan. Chieftains of the Sangam Age – K. D. Thirunavukarasu.   A centuries-old encomium to romantic love and longing, Kuruntokai is one of the classical anthologies of love poetry from the Cankam era of Tamil, South Indian literature.