"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

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Wax ablaze

Ainkurunooru 32 sung by poet Orampokiyaar in marutham thinai. (click to read about it).
The poem depicts the words of the heroine to her friend while the messengers also were listening. They had come requesting permission for the hero to come to the heroine's house.