"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, February 15, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of eons

 Ainkurunooru 281
படம்: நன்றி இணையம் 

Love is beautiful and generous, love loves all the causes of love, all that provides platform!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Blackgram spun with ghee

Ainkurunooru 211
neyyodu mayakkiya uzhunthu nootranna
vayalaiAm silambin thalaiyathu
seyalaiAm pakaiththazhai vaadum  annaai

Sung by Kapilar,  categorized in 'annaai paththu', a group of ten Kurinji thinai songs addressing the heroine affectionately as mother.  The song depicts the words spoken by the heroine's friend to the heroine. It was typical to call a friend affectionately as mother, as we do use the words dear, darling etc these days.


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.
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