Extraordinary Child: Poems from a South Indian Devotional Genre
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280pp. May 1997
Extraordinary Child: Poems from a South Indian Devotional Genre
Author: Richman, Paula;
For hundreds of years Tamil poets have been composing devotional texts in which they adopt the voice of a mother and address praises to an extraordinary child. The poems, called pillaittamil (literally "Tamil for a child"), form a major genre of Tamil lit
SHAPS Library of Translations
School of Hawaiian, Asian & Pacific Studies, UH
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"The sweep of the book, both in terms of centuries covered and in t

Author: Richman, Paula;
School of Hawaiian, Asian & Pacific Studies, UH



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