Curd, Kuzhambu and a Minute Smile – Kurunthokai 167


The situation is like this, the Thalaivan and Thalaivi have fallen in love and without parents conset they have eloped and married. So after few days the gals parents miss her and send the foster mother to check out if the girl is doing well. The foster mother goes to Thalaivi's place and observes her and reports back to their parents. So this situation usually results in poem of how the young girl has taken up responsibility of running the family and how she does really well even though she is young and used to luxurious conditions in her parents home. Here is one poem where the foster mother recounts her observations to Thalaivi's mother.

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The philosophy of love marriage – Kurunthokai 115


Happy Pongal to all the readers. I was so guilty of not writing for so long that I have decided to write on this day special to Tamilians all around the world. Few months ago I came across this poem in a book 'Sips from the Sangam cup'. This song really shows the wisdom of the Tamil people 2000 years ago. This poem answers on basic doubt most youngsters have these days. So without giving much more buildup like Tamil action heroes I will proceed to the poem.

Ancient and Unique Nature of Tamil – Part 2


Second part of the three part essay discusses whether - "All these literatures owed a great deal to Sanskrit, the magic wand of whose touch alone raised each of Dravidian Languages from the level of a patois to that of a literary idiom."[5] - One of the most popular/controversial statement by great scholar K.A.N.Shastri - is true or not

Walking on a tight rope!- Kurunthokai 7


Every time I come across the visual imagery of the Sangam poems , I am awestruck by the brilliance of the poet. They are able connect the nature and the acts in the day to day life, which we can never think of. The beauty of all these imagery (other than being such delightfully) are situational. Imagery used in each poem has some connection to the mood of the poem. The poem I am about to discuss has a beautiful visual imagery and also throws light into the custom of the Ancient Tamils.

Multi Layer poem- She troubles me – Kurunthokai 119


——————————————————————————————————————————— Become Fan of Karka Nirka Blog in Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karka-Nirka/353094691592 ——————————————————————————————————————————— This is one of my very old blogs. But when I researched through it once again I was in shock. This poem's imagery would never be properly documented. One word of hint on this poems imagery was given by Kamil Zvelebil in his Smile of... Continue Reading →

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