Love Stands Alone: Selections from Tamil Sangam Poetry

A.R. Venkatachalapathy M.L. Thangappa


Love Stands Alone: Selections from Tamil Sangam Poetry

Love Stands Alone: Selections from Tamil Sangam Poetry

  • Title: Love Stands Alone: Selections from Tamil Sangam Poetry
  • Author: A.R. Venkatachalapathy M.L. Thangappa
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Kindle Edition



The breathtaking poems in Love Stands Alone speak to us across time, space, language and culture The interior, akam, and the exterior, puram, form their two overarching themes The akam poems are concerned with love in all its varied situations clandestine and illicit conjugal happiness and infidelity separation and union The puram poems encompass all other aspects ofThe breathtaking poems in Love Stands Alone speak to us across time, space, language and culture The interior, akam, and the exterior, puram, form their two overarching themes The akam poems are concerned with love in all its varied situations clandestine and illicit conjugal happiness and infidelity separation and union The puram poems encompass all other aspects of worldly life wars and battlefields, the munificence of kings and chieftains, and the wisdom of bards.With a comprehensive introduction by A.R Venkatachalapathy, M.L Thangappa s translations delight the senses and bring alive a world long past.


Recent Comments "Love Stands Alone: Selections from Tamil Sangam Poetry"

I enjoyed this book, which is a present from a dear friend. I gave it 4 stars.Incidentally I find it strange that acknowledges the person who wrote the introduction as the author, rather than the person who did the translations. I wonder if this is normal? I think that M.L. Thangappa also needs to be included in the information about the book.I found the 50 page introduction very interesting, especially the part about the use of writing materials, and also about Tamil and Sanskrit.The poems ar [...]

An excellent entry point into Sri Lankan poetry from the classical period. These poems read like modern poetry, despite their age. Highly recommended.

Terrific and yet heartwarming, Love Stands Alone is a collection of translations of truly amoral poems from the sangam era. Poetic license supercedes taboos and one must truly surrender to the magnanimity in perspectives to appreciate the nuances of such beautiful poetry. Such sweetness, So much pain, so rhythamically conveyed. Dying to read the native text now.

i love this book


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