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Reflections on 2000 Year Old Tamil Poetry

Reflections on 2000 Year Old Tamil Poetry
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Reflections on 2000 Year Old Tamil Poetry

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English


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Natrinai 80 – The truth beyond

5/23/2019
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In this episode, we reflect on a deep truth depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 80, written by Poothan Thevanaar. Set in the agricultural landscape of ‘Marutham’, the poem speaks in the voice of the man to his heart, passing on a pointed message to the confidante, listening nearby.

Duration:00:06:38

Natrinai 79 – The path ahead

5/22/2019
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In this episode, we take a walk through the inner and outer world laid out in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 79, written by Kannakanaar. The poem 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, the poem expresses the anxiety in the lady’s heart on perceiving the man’s intention to part away on a journey.

Duration:00:05:58

Natrinai 78 – The shower beneath

5/21/2019
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In this episode, we partake in the flower-shower of joy depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 78, written by Keerankeeranaar, this being his only entry in Sangam poetry. The verse is set in the ‘Neythal’ landscape or the coastal regions and speaks in the voice of the confidante to the lady, conveying good tidings regarding the man’s arrival.

Duration:00:07:42

Natrinai 77 – The sweetness within

5/20/2019
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In this episode, we unearth slices of history and scenes from his story, depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 77, written by Kabilar. Set in the mountain country of ‘Kurinji’, the poem speaks in the voice of the man to his heart, bidding it to be patient, as he tries to win the confidence of the confidante, who stands between him and his lady.

Duration:00:07:24

Natrinai 76 – Fragrant footprint and fond fellow

5/16/2019
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In this episode, we rejoice in the loving care, portrayed in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 76, written by Ammovanaar. Set in the drylands of the ‘Paalai’ landscape, the poem speaks in the kind voice of the man to his lady, as they tread on a harsh path together.

Duration:00:06:56

Natrinai 75 – Sneering snake and sensitive sapience

5/15/2019
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In this episode, we perceive the inner wisdom depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 75, written by Mamoolanar. The poem is set in the lush mountain country of ‘Kurinji’ and speaks in the anguished voice of the man to the lady’s confidante, requesting her to help him win the lady’s affections.

Duration:00:06:53

Natrinai 74 – Belligerent boats and broadcasting birds

5/14/2019
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In this episode, we gather interesting elements from the life on a shore, depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 74, written by Ulochanaar. Set in the ‘Neythal’ landscape or the coastal regions, the poem features a love-quarrel between the man and the lady. The verse speaks in the voice of the lady to a singer, who has been sent as a messenger by the man, refusing him entry and rejecting his words of reconciliation.

Duration:00:07:19

Natrinai 73 – Scary spirits and serene swans

5/13/2019
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In this episode, we relish the rich imagery depicted in Sangam literary work, Natrinai 73, written by Moolangkeeranaar. Set in the drylands of the ‘Paalai’ landscape, the poem revolves around the theme of separation. Speaking in the voice of the lady to her confidante, the verse expresses the lady’s anguish on hearing that her man intends to part away.

Duration:00:07:33

Natrinai 72 – Flawless friendship

5/9/2019
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In this episode, we unravel the abstract thoughts depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 72, written by Ilambothiyaar, this being the only poem penned by this poet. Set in the ‘Neythal’ landscape or the coastal regions, the poem speaks in the words of the confidante to the lady, expressing her fears, as the man listens nearby.

Duration:00:07:19

Natrinai 71 – Impossible farewell

5/8/2019
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In this episode, we understand perceptions about life and love depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 71, written by Vannapura Kantharathanaar. True to his colourful name, he vividly paints this poem of love in canvas of the ‘Paalai’ landscape or the drylands, around the theme of separation. The verse converses in the words of the lady’s confidante to the man, putting forth an important question as he prepares to leave.

Duration:00:06:30

Natrinai 70 – Forgetful bird

5/7/2019
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In this episode, we relish an interaction with the feathered friend depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 70, written by Velliveethiyaar, who happens to be a female poet sung about by another famous female poet, Avvaiyaar. The poem is set in the agricultural farmlands of the ‘Marutham’ landscape and speaks in the voice of the lady to a little bird, pressing it to pass on a message to her man.

Duration:00:05:52

Natrinai 69 – Solo evening

5/6/2019
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In this episode, we bask in the dusk depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 69, written by Sekampoothanaar. Set in the forest regions of the ‘Mullai’ landscape, the poem speaks in the voice of the lady, expressing the yearning in her heart.

Duration:00:07:56

Natrinai 68 – Convincer for the game

5/2/2019
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In this episode, we perceive the importance of play depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 68, written by Piraan Saathanaar. The poem is set in the wet mountain country of ‘Kurinji’ and speaks in the voice of the confidante to the lady, conveying the news of the lady’s confinement in a hidden message to the man listening nearby.

Duration:00:07:27

Natrinai 67 – Seeds for the future

5/1/2019
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In this episode, we marvel at the intricate ingenuity depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 67, written by Peri Saathanaar. Set amidst the resounding waves of the ‘Neythal’ landscape or the coastal regions, the poem speaks in the voice of the lady’s confidante to the man, expressing a subtle wish to make him expedite his marriage with the lady.

Duration:00:06:30

Natrinai 66 – Tears for the burn

4/30/2019
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In this episode, we perceive the shades in a mother-daughter relationship depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 66, written by Inisantha Naakanaar. The poem is set in the ‘Paalai’ landscape or the drylands and speaks in the voice of the mother, reflecting on the state of her daughter, who has eloped with the man she loves.

Duration:00:06:02

Natrinai 65 – Words for the wound

4/29/2019
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In this episode, we understand the cultural beliefs depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 65, written by Kabilar. Set in the mountain landscape of ‘Kurinji’, the poem speaks in the voice of the lady’s confidante to the lady, giving the lady hope in her moment of pain.

Duration:00:06:39

Natrinai 64 – A leafless tree

4/25/2019
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In this episode, we understand the deep love depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 64, written by Ulochanaar. The poem is set in the ‘Kurinji’ landscape or the mountains and speaks in the voice of the lady to her confidante, on the subject of the man’s parting away from her.

Duration:00:07:43

Natrinai 63 – A fragrant fish

4/24/2019
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In this episode, we relish the metaphorical delights in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 63, written by Ulochanaar. Set in the ‘Neythal’ landscape or the coastal regions, it’s a lament in the voice of the lady’s confidante to the lady, passing on a hidden message to the man, listening nearby.

Duration:00:07:24

Natrinai 62 – A personal moon

4/23/2019
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In this episode, we empathise with the dilemma depicted in Sangam literary work, Natrinai 62, written by Ilangkeeranaar. The verse is set in the ‘Paalai’ landscape or the drylands and dwells on the theme of separation. It speaks in the voice of a man to his heart, recollecting a past bitter-sweet moment in his journey.

Duration:00:07:06

Natrinai 61 – A silent reply

4/22/2019
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In this episode, we marvel at the persuasive skills depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 61, written by Sirumolikanaar, his only poem in Sangam literature. Set in the lush mountain country of ‘Kurinji’, the poem speaks in the words of the lady’s confidante to the lady, passing on a hidden message to the man listening nearby.

Duration:00:07:42