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A Hundred Measures of Time Tiruviruttam

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Genre:Poetry
Language: English
Release: October 01, 2014
Edition:3rd
Paperback
ISBN13:9780143066378
ISBN10:0143066374
Pages:280
Dimensions:5.0 x 7.75 x 0.75 inches
Weight:235.3 g

About the Book

The Tiruviruttam is an iconic poem by Nammalvar (c. ninth century CE), the greatest of the alvar poet-saints of the Tamil Srivaisnava tradition. Its hundred interlinked verses celebrate the love between an anonymous heroine and hero, who come to be identified with Nammalvar and his beloved deity, Visnu. The poet masterfully weaves the erotic and esoteric to reveal both the contours of love and the never-ending cycles of separation and union, of birth and death, from which only Visnu can offer release.

In
A Hundred Measures of Time, Archana Venkatesan has crafted a sonorous free-verse rendering and an accompanying far-ranging essay to delight poetry lovers and scholars alike.