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Reflections on 2000 Year Old Tamil Poetry

Reflections on 2000 Year Old Tamil Poetry

Location:

India

Description:

Reflections on 2000 Year Old Tamil Poetry

Language:

English


Episodes

Kurunthogai 38 – Bearing with parting

3/3/2021
In this episode, we perceive the pain in parting, as portrayed in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 38, penned by Kabilar. Set in the mountain country of 'Kurinji', the verse speaks in the voice of the lady to the confidante, expressing her inability to bear with the man's parting away.

Duration:00:04:05

Kurunthogai 37 – Love in the path he treads

3/2/2021
In this episode, we relish an act of love in nature, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 37, penned by Paalai Paadiya Perungkadungko. The verse is situated in the drylands of 'Paalai' and speaks in the voice of the confidante to the lady, consoling her saying that the man has every reason to return soon to her.

Duration:00:04:34

Kurunthogai 36 – Spreading vines and sleeping elephants

3/1/2021
In this episode, we hear the echo of a promise from a picturesque scene in nature, as portrayed in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 36, penned by Paranar. Set in the mountain country of 'Kurinji', the verse speaks in the voice of the lady to the confidante, consoling her friend, who seem worried about how the lady would bear with the man's parting.

Duration:00:05:52

Kurunthogai 35 – Tears of the rain

2/26/2021
In this episode, we hear the voice of seasons in the changing scenes in nature, as portrayed in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 35, penned by Kalaarkeeran Eyitriyaar. Set in the farmlands of 'Marutham', the verse speaks in the voice of the lady to the confidante, conveying the reason for her misery.

Duration:00:04:28

Kurunthogai 34 – Din of a jubilant return

2/25/2021
In this episode, we see the confluence of nature and history on a lady's forehead, as portrayed in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 34, penned by Kolli Kannanaar. The verse is situated in the farmlands of 'Marutham' and speaks in the voice of the confidante to the lady, conveying a jubilant news to her.

Duration:00:05:29

Kurunthogai 33 – Words of a wandering musician

2/24/2021
In this episode, we perceive a portrait of a travelling musician, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 33, penned by Padumarathu Mosikeeranaar. Set in the farmlands of 'Marutham', the verse speaks in the voice of the lady to her confidante, conveying that the singer, who has been sent as a messenger by the man, finds favour in her eyes.

Duration:00:05:10

Kurunthogai 32 – Oblivious to time

2/23/2021
In this episode, we perceive how love distorts time, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 32, penned by Alloor Nanmullaiyaar. The verse is situated in the mountains of 'Kurinji' and speaks in the voice of the man to the confidante, seeking her help to further his relationship with the lady.

Duration:00:06:39

Kurunthogai 31 – Dancers in love

2/22/2021
In this episode, we perceive a curious way of how the lady reveals her love relationship, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 31, penned by Aathimanthiyaar. Set in the farmlands of 'Marutham', the verse speaks in the voice of the lady to her confidante, passing on a hidden message about the man.

Duration:00:05:16

Kurunthogai 30 – A so-true false dream

2/19/2021
In this episode, we reflect on a well-known aspect of our lives, hearing another's experience, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 30, penned by Kachipettu Nannaakaiyaar. Set in the drylands of 'Paalai', the verse speaks in the voice of the lady to her confidante, in response to her friend's question about the reason for her distress.

Duration:00:05:20

Kurunthogai 29 – An embrace of acceptance

2/17/2021
In this episode, we relish a picturesque scene from a mountain country, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 29, penned by Avvaiyaar. The verse is situated in the hills of 'Kurinji' and speaks in the voice of the man to his heart, after being refused a tryst by night with the lady.

Duration:00:06:11

Kurunthogai 28 – Slumbering town and suffering lady

2/17/2021
In this episode, we observe the helplessness of a lady, as portrayed by Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 28, penned by Avvaiyaar. Set in the drylands of 'Paalai', the verse speaks in the voice of the lady to her confidante, conveying her angst as the man is delayed in his return.

Duration:00:04:36

Kurunthogai 27 – Split milk and spoilt beauty

2/16/2021
In this episode, we perceive how a well-chosen simile explains the lady's state, as portrayed in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 27, penned by Velli Veethiyaar. The verse is situated in the drylands of 'Paalai' and speaks in the voice of the lady to her confidante, in response to her friend's worry as to how the lady would bear with the man's parting away.

Duration:00:04:46

Kurunthogai 26 – Truth in a monkey’s eyes

2/15/2021
In this episode, we perceive a picturesque scene, revealing hidden secrets, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 26, penned by Kollan Alisi. Set in the mountain country of 'Kurinji', the verse speaks in the voice of the confidante to the lady's kith and kin, after hearing the fortune-teller's divination about the lady's ill-health.

Duration:00:06:09

Kurunthogai 25 – A witness to love

2/11/2021
In this episode, we perceive the soaring worry in a lady about the man's commitment, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 25, penned by Kabilar. Set in the mountain country of 'Kurinji', the verse speaks in the voice of the lady to the confidante, expressing the helplessness of her situation, as the man continues to delay seeking her hand.

Duration:00:05:23

Kurunthogai 24 – Smashed to a pulp

2/11/2021
In this episode, we perceive how elements in nature paint the angst in a heart, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 24, penned by Paranar. The verse is situated in the forest regions of 'Mullai' and speaks in the voice of the lady to her confidante, as the man's promised season of return arrives.

Duration:00:05:50

Kurunthogai 23 – That momentous mountain song

2/10/2021
In this episode, we perceive a subtle way of revealing a secret, as portrayed in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 23, penned by Avvaiyaar. Set in the mountain country of 'Kurinji', the verse speaks in the voice of the confidante to a fortune-teller, passing on a hidden message about the lady's relationship with the man.

Duration:00:05:10

Kurunthogai 22 – A fragrant branch in spring

2/9/2021
In this episode, we observe a convincing technique of consolation, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 22, penned by Cheramaan Enthai. The verse is situated in the drylands of 'Paalai' and speaks in the voice of the confidante to the lady, allaying her fears about the man's parting away.

Duration:00:05:10

Kurunthogai 21 – The golden glow of trust

2/8/2021
In this episode, we perceive the expression of an unshakeable faith in a person, as portrayed in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 21, penned by Othalaanthaiyaar. Set in the forest regions of 'Mullai', the verse speaks in the voice of the lady to her confidante, conveying her state of mind about the man's delayed return.

Duration:00:05:03

Kurunthogai 20 – The wise and the unwise

2/5/2021
In this episode, we perceive abstractions around the theme of gathering wealth, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 20, penned by Koperuncholan, a poet-king, belonging to the Early Chola dynasty during the Sangam period. The verse is situated in the drylands of 'Paalai' and speaks in the voice of the lady to the confidante, on hearing the news that the man had parted away to gather wealth.

Duration:00:04:48

Kurunthogai 19 – The strange flower at home

2/4/2021
In this episode, we glean facts about history and a household, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 19, penned by Paranar. Set in the agricultural regions of 'Marutham', the verse speaks in the voice of the man to his heart, lamenting about the lack of forgiveness from the lady.

Duration:00:05:41