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Cilappatikaram of Ilanko Atikal An Epic of South India

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ISBN-10: 023107848X

ISBN-13: 9780231078481

Edition: 1993

Authors: R. Parthasarathy

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Originating in Tamil mythology, Cilappatikaram is the love story of Kannaki and Kovalan. Kannaki wears a circular anklet representing the power, strength and dignity of the goddess Pattini. Goddess status is bestowed upon Kannaki as her life undergoes the same fate as the anklet that is stolen and used as a weapon.
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Book details

List price: $57.50
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 446
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Illustrations and Map
The Pronunciation of Tamil
Introductionp. 1
Prologuep. 19
The Book of Pukar
The Song of Praisep. 25
The Setting up of a Homep. 29
The First Performancep. 34
In Praise of the Eveningp. 41
The Celebration in the City of the Festival of Indrap. 46
Bathing in the Seap. 57
The Love Songs of the Seaside Grovep. 65
The Coming of Springp. 82
The Nature of the Dreamp. 88
Country Scenesp. 93
The Book of Maturai
The Scenes of the Forestp. 109
The Song and Dance of the Huntersp. 119
Waiting on the Outskirts of the Cityp. 130
The Sights of the Cityp. 140
The Refugep. 150
The Scene of the Murderp. 160
The Round Dance of the Herdswomenp. 170
The Wreath of Sorrowp. 179
Kannaki Goes Round the Cityp. 182
The Demand for Justicep. 186
The Crown of Wrathp. 191
The Great Firep. 195
The Explanationp. 199
The Book of Vanci
The Round Dance of the Hill Dwellersp. 211
The Choice of a Stonep. 219
Removing the Stonep. 227
The Lustrationp. 238
The Dedication of the Memorial Stonep. 249
The Benedictionp. 258
The Granting of a Favorp. 268
Epiloguep. 277
A Note on the Textp. 278
Postscriptp. 279
Glossaryp. 371
Bibliographyp. 385
Indexp. 403
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