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Siva's Demon Devotee: Karaikkal Ammaiyar
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Siva s Demon Devotee Karaikkal Ammaiyar The Hindu poet saint K raikk l Ammaiy r describes herself as a demon accompanying the god iva as he dances in the cremation grounds She is believed to be the first to write devotional poetry to iva i
  • Title: Siva's Demon Devotee: Karaikkal Ammaiyar
  • Author: Elaine Craddock
  • ISBN: 9781438430874
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Hindu poet saint K raikk l Ammaiy r describes herself as a demon, accompanying the god iva as he dances in the cremation grounds She is believed to be the first to write devotional poetry to iva in the Tamil language and is considered the first of the sixty three Tamil poet saints Written in the sixth or seventh century, her beautiful poetry presents the path of loThe Hindu poet saint K raikk l Ammaiy r describes herself as a demon, accompanying the god iva as he dances in the cremation grounds She is believed to be the first to write devotional poetry to iva in the Tamil language and is considered the first of the sixty three Tamil poet saints Written in the sixth or seventh century, her beautiful poetry presents the path of love and service that brings liberation In iva s Demon Devotee, Elaine Craddock provides a historical, literary, and ethnographic exploration of K raikk l Ammaiy r and her work An annotated translation of the poet saint s 143 verses is included along with an introduction to the Tamil literary tradition Craddock s analysis of this poetry in its ancient context and of the narrative tradition that developed around the life of K raikk l Ammaiy r centuries later reveals cultural tensions concerning women s roles and the devotional path.
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