A Poem at the Right Moment: Remembered Verses from Premodern by Velcheru Narayana Rao, David Shulman

By Velcheru Narayana Rao, David Shulman

A Poem on the correct Moment collects, and preserves, poems--called catus--that have circulated orally for hundreds of years in South India. The poems are impressive for his or her wit and precision, their lyrical perception at the general, their fascination with sensual adventure, and their exploration of the relationship among language and hope. Taken jointly the catus provide a penetrating severe imaginative and prescient and an realizing of the classical traditions of Telugu, Tamil, and Sanskrit.
each one poem is gifted in a modern English translation besides the Indian-language unique. An advent and a concluding essay discover intimately the tales and texts that include the catu process.

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