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The Oxford India Ramanujan

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Poet, translator, and folklorist, A. K. Ramanujan has been recognized as the world's most profound scholar of South Asian language and culture. This omnibus collection brings all of his diverse poetic output in one volume. It will enable readers and scholars to see much more easily the interconnectedness of his work in different genres--original poetry and scholarly translations--and different languages.

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Poet, translator, and folklorist, A. K. Ramanujan has been recognized as the world's most profound scholar of South Asian language and culture. This omnibus collection brings all of his diverse poetic output in one volume. It will enable readers and scholars to see much more easily the interconnectedness of his work in different genres--original poetry and scholarly translations--and different languages.

Also includes translation of ancient Tamil and Kannada poetry by the author.

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"What makes this volume so special is its linking of Ramanujan's unique Indian American poetic sensibility and the seeming effortlessness of his well-known translations of classical Tamil poetry.... A valuable addition to any library. Highly recommended."--Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195664782
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Series: Oxford India Collection Series
  • Pages: 1134
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 2.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
An A. K. Ramanujan Story
Pt. I Poems
Interview
The Striders
Relations
Second Sight
The Black Hen in Collected Poems
Uncollected Poems
Pt. II Translations Classical Tamil (A.D. 50 to A.D. 300)
On Translating a Tamil Poem
The Interior Landscape
Poems of Love and War
Tamil and Kannada Bhakti Poetry (A.D. 600 to A.D. 1200)
A Note on Bhakti Poetry
Speaking of Siva
Hymns for the Drowning
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