She believes all your lies – Ainkurunooru 267

This poem is the sixth poem of series of 10 poems from Ainkurunooru with reference to wild boar. These poems  by Kapilar speak of love and separation. ஐங்குறுநூறு 267, கபிலர், குறிஞ்சித் திணை – தோழி தலைவியிடம் சொன்னது, சிறைப்புறத்தானாக இருந்த தலைவன் கேட்கும்படி சிறு கண் பன்றிப் பெருஞ்சின ஒருத்தல், துறுகல் அடுக்கத்து வில்லோர் மாற்றி, ஐவனம் கவரும் குன்ற நாடன், வண்டுபடு கூந்தலைப் பேணிப், பண்பு இல சொல்லும், தேறுதல் செத்தே.... Continue Reading →


Afraid of my Father? – Ainkurunooru 261

This poem is the first one of series of 10 poems from Ainkurunooru with reference to wild boar. These poems  by Kapilar speak of love and separation. ஐங்குறுநூறு 261, கபிலர், குறிஞ்சித் திணை – தோழிதலைவியிடம் சொன்னது, சிறைப்புறத்தானாக இருந்த தலைவன் கேட்கும்படி மென்தினை மேய்ந்த தறுகண் பன்றி, வன் கல் அடுக்கத்துத் துஞ்சும் நாடன், எந்தை அறிதல் அஞ்சிக் கொல், அதுவே மன்ற வாராமையே? My man is from the land... Continue Reading →

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.

Multi Layer poem- She troubles me – Kurunthokai 119

——————————————————————————————————————————— Become Fan of Karka Nirka Blog in Facebook ——————————————————————————————————————————— 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 →

The Tamil concept of Love, Love Making and Divinity

The love poems of Sangam have made inroads into religion. The two best examples one can give is that of Kambaramayanam and Kanthapuranam. The Murugan- Valli love episode of Kasiappasivachariyar's Kanthapuranam is straight lift from a few Sangam love themes(it would take me a separate blog to point this out to the readers..hope I do a blog on this topic soon!). In this essay I would like to go into Theme of Love making in Sangam literature and its parallel in Religious poetry and philosophy. Love making and Religion ...parallels? is it possible? well you have to read through this essay,

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