By Priya Sarukkai Chabria,Ravi Shankar
Ninth century Tamil poet and founding saint Andal is assumed to were came across as a toddler beneath a holy basil plant within the temple backyard of Srivilliputhur. As a tender girl she fell deeply in love with Lord Vishnu, composing fervent poems and songs in his honour and, in keeping with customized, ultimately marrying the god himself. The Autobiography of a Goddess is Andal’s complete corpus, composed prior to her marriage to Vishnu, and it cements her prestige because the South Indian corollary to Mirabai, the saint and devotee of Sri Krishna. the gathering contains Tiruppavai, a music nonetheless well known in congregational worship, thirty pasuram (stanzas) sung ahead of Lord Vishnu, and the less-translated, rapturously erotic Nacchiyar Tirumoli.
Priya Sarrukai Chabria and Ravi Shankar hire an intensive approach during this translation, respiring new existence into this wealthy classical and religious verse through rendering Andal in a latest poetic idiom in English. a lot of Andal’s items are translated collaboratively; others separately and individually. the 2 ways are introduced jointly, proposing a richly layered studying of those much-loved vintage Tamil poems and songs.
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