The Interior Landscape Love Poems from a Classical Tamil Anthology

By A. K. Ramanujan


In translating these poems from the ancient Dravidian into English, the poet and translator A.K. Ramanujan (who died in 1993) has rendered two services: he has introduced Indian and Western readers to an unfamiliar and fascinating literary tradition, and he has provided access to some examples of a mature classical poetry. In them, as the translator notes, passion is balanced by courtesy, transparency by ironies and nuances of design, impersonality by vivid detail, spareness by richness of implication.


Published date: January 1, 1967
Type: Books
Genre: Poetry

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