By Priya Sarukkai Chabria,Ravi Shankar
Ninth century Tamil poet and founding saint Andal is assumed to were discovered as a child 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 response to customized, ultimately marrying the god himself. The Autobiography of a Goddess is Andal’s whole corpus, composed sooner than 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 tune nonetheless well known in congregational worship, thirty pasuram (stanzas) sung sooner than Lord Vishnu, and the less-translated, rapturously erotic Nacchiyar Tirumoli.
Priya Sarrukai Chabria and Ravi Shankar hire a thorough technique during this translation, respiring new existence into this wealthy classical and religious verse by means of rendering Andal in a latest poetic idiom in English. lots of Andal’s items are translated collaboratively; others separately and individually. the 2 methods are introduced jointly, featuring a richly layered interpreting of those much-loved vintage Tamil poems and songs.
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