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    Penguin Classics: A Hundred Measures of Time: Tiruviruttam

    By: Archana Venkatesan

    $19.99
     
     
    ISBN
    9780143066378
    Date Released
    Binding
    Paperback
    Pages
    280
     

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    Description
    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.

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