Māṟaṉakaporuḷum Tiruppatikkōvaiyum

A treatise on tamil poetics illustrated with a narrative poem

Collection : Collection Indologie

Collection's number: 96

Editor: Gopal Iyer (T. V. )

Edition: EFEO, Institut français de Pondichéry (IFP)

Publication date: 2005

Status : Disponible


ISBN : 2-85539-645-X

ISBN-13 : 978-2-85539-645-3

ISSN : 0073-8352

Width : 17 cm

Height : 23,5 cm

Weight : 0,8 kg

Number of pages : 452

Distributor : EFEO Pondichéry Contact : shanti@efeo-pondicherry.org, distributeur online : scholarswithoutborders@gmail.com, distributeur Chennai : jibh.rkc@gmail.com

Geography : Inde

Language : Anglais

Place : Pondichéry

Support : Papier

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This book contains the first complete edition of a sixteenth-century Tamil treatise in 364 sūtras about Tamil love-poetry, the Māṟaṉakaporul of Tirukkurukaipperumāl Kavirāyar, and of an accompanying Vaisnava love poem of 527 stanzas, the Tiruppatikkōvai, penned by the same author. The poem illustrates the rules of the treatise, for it contrives to string together into a single narrative the various situations envisaged in the shorter love poems of classical Tamil literature of the Cankam age. It culminates in the amorous couple living as pious devotees of the devotees of Nammalvar, the poet-devotee of Visnu.

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