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Tales From An Ancient City ~ III

(This concluding piece on the Allahabad-story is an exploration of what makes Sangam special~)

Rituals of riverside bathing find mention in almost all our ancient texts and scriptures. 1,776 more words

Indian Accents

Kurunthokai - 58

Friends who chide! If I were to stop,
as you advice, it’ll be good for me;
Like butter on a sun burned hot rock,
guarded with eyes by an armless mute, … 202 more words


Kurunthokai - 152

Those who chide me, know not a thing –
my passion’s like a hatchling
sustained by the sight of its mother;
if my lover forsakes me, it’ll wither… 135 more words


Puranaanooru - 259

Oh warrior with shining sword and anklets,
who walks alongside cows that leap and prance
like a tribal woman possessed by spirits,
long live your valor; wait, don’t rush forward; … 209 more words


Sangam Literature

The Sangam Literature is composed of the following:

  1. Earliest Tamil Works
  2. ETTUTOGAI (8 anthologies by various poets)
  3. PATTUPATTU (10 Idylls, longer than the ETTUTOGAI)
  4. PADINENKILKANAKKU (18 minor works, shorter than ETTUTOGAI and PATTUPATTU)
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Ancient History

My rowdy lover - Kalithokai 51

One beautiful poem…seen this as a scene in many movies ..but not able to locate a single scene for reference…below is the closest scene I could get… if anyone has more closer scene please let me know… 367 more words

Tamil Literature

Kurunthokai - 40

My mom and yours, what are they to each other?
My dad and yours, how are they related?
You and me, how do we know each other? 329 more words