The Cilappatikaram of Ilanko Atikal: An Epic of South India (Translations from the Asian Classics) (Paperback)

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The Cilappatikaram of Ilanko Atikal: An Epic of South India (Translations from the Asian Classics) (Paperback)

By R. Parthasarathy (Translator)

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Originating in Tamil mythology, Cilappatikaram is the love story of Kannaki and Kovalan. Kannaki wears a circular anklet representing the power, strength and dignity of the goddess Pattini. Goddess status is bestowed upon Kannaki as her life undergoes the same fate as the anklet that is stolen and used as a weapon.
Product Details ISBN: 9780231078498
ISBN-10: 0231078498
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: November 10th, 1994
Pages: 426
Language: English
Series: Translations from the Asian Classics