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Unif Title Akanāṉūṟu. Kaḷiṟṟiyāṉainirai. English.
Title Tamil love poetry : the five hundred short poems of Aiṅkuru̲nūru̲, an early third-century anthology / translated and edited by Martha Ann Selby.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, 2011.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 200 pages).
Call # eBOOK
Series Translations from the Asian classics
Translations from the Asian classics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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).
Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
Subject Love poetry, Tamil -- Translations into English.
Tamil poetry -- To 1500 -- Translations into English.
POETRY -- General.
FICTION -- General.
Love poetry, Tamil. (OCoLC)fst01002963
Tamil poetry. (OCoLC)fst01142555
To 1500
Genre Translations. (OCoLC)fst01423791
Electronic books.
Addl. Author Selby, Martha Ann.
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Related To Print version: Aiṅkuṟunūṟu. English. Tamil love poetry. New York : Columbia University Press, 2011 (DLC) 2010027953
ISBN 9780231521581 (electronic bk.)
0231521588 (electronic bk.)
0231150644 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780231150644 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0231150652 (pbk.)
9780231150651 (pbk.)

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