By Priya Sarukkai Chabria,Ravi Shankar
Ninth century Tamil poet and founding saint Andal is thought to were chanced on as a toddler beneath a holy basil plant within the temple backyard of Srivilliputhur. As a tender lady she fell deeply in love with Lord Vishnu, composing fervent poems and songs in his honour and, in response to customized, ultimately marrying the god himself. The Autobiography of a Goddess is Andal’s complete corpus, composed prior to 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 comprises Tiruppavai, a track nonetheless well known 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 an intensive strategy during this translation, respiring new lifestyles into this wealthy classical and non secular verse via rendering Andal in a modern poetic idiom in English. lots of Andal’s items are translated collaboratively; others separately and individually. the 2 techniques are introduced jointly, featuring a richly layered interpreting of those much-loved vintage Tamil poems and songs.
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