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The Resource Extraordinary child : poems from a South Indian devotional genre, [compiled by] Paula Richman

Extraordinary child : poems from a South Indian devotional genre, [compiled by] Paula Richman

Label
Extraordinary child : poems from a South Indian devotional genre
Title
Extraordinary child
Title remainder
poems from a South Indian devotional genre
Statement of responsibility
[compiled by] Paula Richman
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • tam
  • eng
Summary
  • 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 literature. Since the twelfth century, when the first known pillaittamil was written in honor of a Chola king, many of these poems have been composed in praise of Murugan and South Indian goddesses, as well as saints and venerated monastic abbots
  • In recent times pillaittamils have been dedicated to the Prophet Muhammad, the Virgin Mary, and Baby Jesus, as well as notable political figures and moviestars. Extraordinary Child provides a sampler of translations, from, and analysis of, seven pillaittamils of particular religious, aesthetic, or political significance
  • Interspersed throughout the translations are essays on topics such as the virtuoso displays of poetic skill in poems addressed to the moon (a standard component of pillaittamil), the influence of pillaittamil on temple art, and the ways in which pillaittamil have been used for political purposes. An introduction initiates the reading into the pillaittamil tradition by explaining what a pillaittamil does and how contemporary Western audiences can learn to savor the subtleties of the poetry
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Richman, Paula
Series statement
SHAPS library of translations
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Piḷḷaittamiḻ
  • Devotional poetry, Tamil
  • Devotional poetry, Tamil
  • Tamil language
  • TRAVEL
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
  • Devotional poetry, Tamil
  • Piḷḷaittamiḻ
  • Tamil language
  • Kinderen
  • Hymnen
Label
Extraordinary child : poems from a South Indian devotional genre, [compiled by] Paula Richman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A publication of the School of Hawaiian Asian & Pacific Studies, University of Hawai'i"--Preliminary page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-279) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • The Florescence.
  • 4.
  • A Temple and a Pillaittamil.
  • 5.
  • The Hindu Monastic Milieu.
  • 6.
  • A Pillaittamil to Muhammad.
  • 7.
  • One Poet's Baby Jesus.
  • pt. 1.
  • 8.
  • Poetry of Cultural Nationalism
  • pt. 3.
  • Reflections on Pillaittamils.
  • 9.
  • The Fruits of Reading Pillaittamils.
  • Appendix.
  • Descriptions of Pillaittamils in Texts about Poetics
  • How to Read a Pillaittamil.
  • 1.
  • Extraordinary Child.
  • 2.
  • Asking for the Moon, Taming the Tiger
  • pt. 2.
  • Pillaittamils for Reading.
Control code
ocm45843017
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 297 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585332413
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824862442
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62tj1b
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45843017
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Extraordinary child : poems from a South Indian devotional genre, [compiled by] Paula Richman
Publication
Note
"A publication of the School of Hawaiian Asian & Pacific Studies, University of Hawai'i"--Preliminary page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-279) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • The Florescence.
  • 4.
  • A Temple and a Pillaittamil.
  • 5.
  • The Hindu Monastic Milieu.
  • 6.
  • A Pillaittamil to Muhammad.
  • 7.
  • One Poet's Baby Jesus.
  • pt. 1.
  • 8.
  • Poetry of Cultural Nationalism
  • pt. 3.
  • Reflections on Pillaittamils.
  • 9.
  • The Fruits of Reading Pillaittamils.
  • Appendix.
  • Descriptions of Pillaittamils in Texts about Poetics
  • How to Read a Pillaittamil.
  • 1.
  • Extraordinary Child.
  • 2.
  • Asking for the Moon, Taming the Tiger
  • pt. 2.
  • Pillaittamils for Reading.
Control code
ocm45843017
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 297 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585332413
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824862442
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62tj1b
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45843017
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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