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Reflections on 2000 Year Old Tamil Poetry

Reflections on 2000 Year Old Tamil Poetry
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India

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Reflections on 2000 Year Old Tamil Poetry

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English


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Natrinai 60 – Budding weed and bright farmer

4/18/2019
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In this episode, we travel to the ancient farmland depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 60, written by Thoongaloriyaar. The poem is set in the agricultural landscape of ‘Marutham’ and speaks in the voice of the lady’s confidante to a farmer, while sowing a secret message in the man, listening nearby.

Duration:00:07:46

Natrinai 59 – Blooming flower and besotted hunter

4/17/2019
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In this episode, we understand the life and love depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 59, written by the prolific Sangam poet, Kabilar. Set in the forest regions of ‘Mullai’, the poem speaks in the voice of the man to his charioteer, urging him to hurry homeward.

Duration:00:06:17

Natrinai 58 – Speeding horse and stricken sparrow

4/16/2019
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In this episode, we relish the social customs depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 58, written by Mudhukootranaar. The verse is set in the ‘Neythal’ landscape or the coastal regions and speaks in the voice of the lady’s confidante, as the man speeds away on his horse, after meeting with the lady during the day.

Duration:00:07:22

Natrinai 57 – Sleeping bison and suffering lady

4/15/2019
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In this episode, we unravel the layers of culture and meaning depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 57, written by Pothumpil Kilaar, this being his only Sangam poem. Set in the ‘Kurinji’ landscape of mountain country, the poem speaks in the voice of the lady’s confidante, conveying a subtle message to the man about the impending changes in their love life.

Duration:00:07:12

Natrinai 56 – Pain of parting

4/11/2019
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In this episode, we relish the unique perspective on inner life depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 56, written by Peruvaluthi. The verse is set in the ‘Paalai’ landscape or the drylands and revolves around the theme of separation. Speaking in the voice of the lady to her confidante, it expresses the anguish the lady feels on parting with her man.

Duration:00:06:51

Natrinai 55 – Fire of reasoning

4/10/2019
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In this episode, we marvel at the nuanced perception depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 55, written by Peruvaluthi. Set in the ‘Kurinji’ landscape or the mountains, the poem speaks in the words of the lady’s confidante to the man, describing a recent, stressful incident at home.

Duration:00:07:18

Natrinai 54 – Evening of yearning

4/9/2019
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In this episode, we perceive the depths in the inner and outer life depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 54, written by Senthankannanaar. The verse is set in the ‘Neythal’ landscape or the coastal regions and speaks in the lamenting voice of the lady to a sea bird, bidding it to be a messenger of love.

Duration:00:06:41

Natrinai 53 – River of healing

4/8/2019
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In this episode, we are rejuvenated by the new rains depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 53, written by Nalvettanaar. Set in the mountain country of ‘Kurinji’, the poem speaks in the voice of the lady’s confidante to the lady, intending to convey a message to the man listening nearby.

Duration:00:07:34

Natrinai 52 – A resolute refusal

4/4/2019
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In this episode, we understand the devotion and determination depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 52, written by Paalathanaar, this being the only song penned by the poet. Set in the ‘Paalai’ landscape or the drylands, it revolves around the dilemmas in separation and speaks in the voice of the man to his heart.

Duration:00:06:35

Natrinai 51 – An inconvenient shower

4/3/2019
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In this episode, we get drenched in the inner life depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 51, written by Peraalavaayar, a poet from the ‘Aalavaai’ region of ancient Madurai. This poem is set in the ‘Kurinji’ landscape or the mountainous regions and speaks in the anguished voice of the lady to her confidante, as the man listens nearby.

Duration:00:06:50

Natrinai 50 – A perceptive pardon

4/2/2019
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In this episode, we become acquainted with the social customs depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 50, written by ‘Marutham paadiya Ilangkandungko’. The poem is set in the ‘Marutham’ landscape or the agricultural lands and dwells on the theme of ‘love-quarrel’ between the man and his lady. It speaks in the voice of the lady’s confidante to the singer-messenger, refusing him entry to the lady’s house, as the man listens nearby.

Duration:00:06:27

Natrinai 49 – A together fragrance

4/1/2019
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In this episode, we walk by the shore of Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 49, written by Neythal Thathanaar. True to the name of the poet, the poem is set in the ‘Neythal’ landscape or the coastal regions and speaks in the voice of the lady’s confidante to the lady, lamenting about the situation at hand.

Duration:00:06:07

Natrinai 48 – Discerning courage and kindness

3/28/2019
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In this episode, we appreciate the layers of meaning stitched in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 48, written by Perunkadunko, a poet-king belonging to the Chera dynasty. Being the favoured domain of this poet, the poem is set in the ‘Paalai’ landscape or the drylands, in the words of the lady’s confidante to the man, recollecting events of the past.

Duration:00:06:42

Natrinai 47 – Reading illness and wellness

3/27/2019
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In this episode, we appreciate the vision of the ancients in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 47, written by Nalvelliyaar, a female poet we met 40 songs ago. The poem is set in the ‘Kurinji’ landscape or the mountainous regions and speaks in the voice of the lady’s confidante to the lady, as the man listens nearby.

Duration:00:06:01

Natrinai 46 – Balancing joy and ambition

3/26/2019
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In this episode, we appreciate the philosophy reflected in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 46, written by an anonymous poet. It’s set in the ‘Paalai’ landscape or the drylands and revolves around the theme of separation. The poem is expressed in the words of the lady’s confidante to the man, on hearing about his intention to part away, seeking wealth.

Duration:00:06:08

Natrinai 45 – Seeing the black and white

3/25/2019
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In this episode, we perceive the societal differences depicted in Sangam literary work, Natrinai 45, penned by an anonymous poet, set in the ‘Neythal’ landscape or the coastal regions. The verse speaks in the words of the lady’s confidante to the man, explaining the reasons why he’s unsuitable to be the lady’s companion.

Duration:00:05:41

Natrinai 44 – Rainclouds and Reasoning

3/21/2019
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In this episode, we visit the lands and people portrayed in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 44, written by Perunkousikanaar, set in the lush mountain country of ‘Kurinji’. The poem is expressed in the words of the man to his heart, perceiving the reality of the situation concerning his lady.

Duration:00:06:51

Natrinai 43 – Sieges and Sadness

3/20/2019
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In this episode, we explore the life depicted in Sangam literary work, Natrinai 43, written by Eyinanthaiyaar, set in the ‘Paalai’ landscape or the drylands. The poem speaks in the words of the lady’s confidante to the man, informing him about his lady’s state of mind, as he prepares to depart.

Duration:00:06:45

Natrinai 42 – Reminiscence and Reunion

3/19/2019
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In this episode, we gaze with awe at the story that unfolds in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 42, written by Kudavayil Keerathanaar, set in the ‘Mullai’ landscape or the forest regions. This poem is expressed in the words of the man to his charioteer, sharing an anecdote about a prior moment of joy.

Duration:00:06:57

Natrinai 41 – Smoke and Sand

3/18/2019
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In this episode, we understand the lifestyle of men and women as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 41, written by Ilanthevanaar. The poem is set in the ‘Paalai’ landscape or the drylands, speaking in the voice of the lady’s confidante to the lady, consoling the lady as she suffers from the pain of separation.

Duration:00:05:53