"If it is true that liberal education should "liberate" by demonstrating the cultural values and norms foreign to us, by revealing the relativity of our own values, then the "discovery" and enjoyment of Tamil literature, and even its teaching should find its place in the systems of Western training and instruction in the humanities." - Kamil Zvelebil in his book, The Smile of Murugan , The Tamil literature of South India

Monday, January 2, 2017

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Water lily's peeled bright stem


Water lily's stem when peeled of its fibrous outer layer shines bright. But what does it have to do with a woman? When flowers and fish and moon are metaphorical to women's beauty what does a stem, a peeled stem have to do with her appearance?  

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Feast her eyes


Oh, Mother! Will the diviner heal her sickness? Instead, make her stand on the boulder and look at his beautiful blooming hills. That will make her feel better making her jewels stay without loosening.
Image: thanks Google

Friday, August 21, 2015

Eyes like blue flowers

Oh mother! Her wide eyes fills with tears when her beloved's blue mountains drop out of sight. Such is her love and am glad you helped erase her sadness.