By Priya Sarukkai Chabria,Ravi Shankar
Ninth century Tamil poet and founding saint Andal is assumed to were stumbled on as a toddler 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 accordance with customized, finally marrying the god himself. The Autobiography of a Goddess is Andal’s whole corpus, composed ahead of 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 track nonetheless renowned 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 process during this translation, respiring new existence into this wealthy classical and non secular verse by way of rendering Andal in a latest poetic idiom in English. lots of Andal’s items are translated collaboratively; others separately and individually. the 2 techniques are introduced jointly, providing a richly layered studying of those much-loved vintage Tamil poems and songs.
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Andal: The Autobiography of a Goddess by Priya Sarukkai Chabria,Ravi Shankar