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The Secret Garland Andal S Tiruppavai And Nacciyar Tirumoli

Author : Archana Venkatesan
ISBN : 9789351775775
Genre : Poetry
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Legend tells us of a young girl in the ninth century who swears to marry none but Vishnu. She appropriates a garland meant for him - a transgressive act, yet one of singular devotion.,. Born of her boundless, consuming love for Vishnu are the two exquisite Tamil poems, Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli. These compositions, in which Vishnu is her awesome, mesmerizing and sometimes cruel lover, give expression to Kotai's powerful experiences and her vibrant, bold sensuality. Eventually, the story goes, Kotai wins Vishnu for herself, becoming his bride at the great temple of Srirangam, for which extraordinary feat she earns the title Andal: She Who Rules. The Secret Garland aims to capture the lyricism, beauty and power of the original poems. Archana Venkatesan's detailed notes, based on traditional commentaries, and discussions of the ritual and performative lives of the two poems contextualize the significance and influence of Andal's continuing legacy. An essential addition to the classical library.
Category: Poetry

The Secret Garland

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ISBN : 0199780323
Genre : Religion
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This book offers new translations of the Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli, composed by the ninth-century Tamil mystic and poetess Kotai. Two of the most significant compositions by a female mystic, the Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli give expression to her powerful experiences through the use of a vibrant and bold sensuality, in which Visnu is her awesome, mesmerizing, and sometimes cruel lover. Kotai's poetry is characterized by a richness of language in which words are imbued with polyvalence and even the most mundane experiences are infused with the spirit of the divine. Her Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli are garlands of words, redolent with meanings waiting to be discovered. Today Kotai is revered as a goddess, and as a testament to the enduring relevance of her poetry, her Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli continue to be celebrated in South Indian ritual, music, dance, and the visual arts. This book aims to capture the lyricism, beauty, and power of Kotai's original works. In addition, detailed notes based on traditional commentaries, and discussions of the ritual and performative lives of the Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli highlight the importance of this ninth-century poet and her two poems over the past one thousand years.
Category: Religion

Judy Garland

Author : David Shipman
ISBN : 0786880260
Genre : Motion picture actors and actresses
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In this highly-acclaimed biography, Shipman tells the whole story of this doomed and deified performer: her days as a child star, the daughter of a gay father; her ascension to teenage stardom; her introduction to drugs by MGM; her years of alcoholism and substance abuse; her relationship with daughter Liza Minelli; and more. Photos.
Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Celebrate The Season Secret Snowflake

Author : Taylor Garland
ISBN : 9780316472494
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Celebrate that magic of Christmas... This year, Riley Archer's seventh grade class is having an anonymous gift exchange called "Secret Snowflake." Riley is thrilled when she gets to be the Secret Snowflake for the cutest boy in school, Marcus Anderson, who she's had a crush on for two years. To make things even more exciting, there's a rumor going around the school that Marcus is Riley's Secret Snowflake too! Riley puts her heart into making homemade gifts for Marcus to let him know how special he is to her, even though her friends warn her that Marcus might think her homemade gifts are lame. When Riley starts receiving presents that are just as thoughtful as her own, she is sure that Marcus is just the boy she's always believed him to be. Is Riley's Secret Snowflake her secret crush...or will she be crushed when she finds out who it is? ©2017 Hachette Book Group. All rights reserved.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Beach

Author : Alex Garland
ISBN : 9781101657508
Genre : Fiction
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The irresistible novel that was adapted into a major motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The Khao San Road, Bangkok -- first stop for the hordes of rootless young Westerners traveling in Southeast Asia. On Richard's first night there, in a low-budget guest house, a fellow traveler slashes his wrists, bequeathing to Richard a meticulously drawn map to "the Beach." The Beach, as Richard has come to learn, is the subject of a legend among young travelers in Asia: a lagoon hidden from the sea, with white sand and coral gardens, freshwater falls surrounded by jungle, plants untouched for a thousand years. There, it is rumored, a carefully selected international few have settled in a communal Eden. Haunted by the figure of Mr. Duck -- the name by which the Thai police have identified the dead man -- and his own obsession with Vietnam movies, Richard sets off with a young French couple to an island hidden away in an archipelago forbidden to tourists. They discover the Beach, and it is as beautiful and idyllic as it is reputed to be. Yet over time it becomes clear that Beach culture, as Richard calls it, has troubling, even deadly, undercurrents. Spellbinding and hallucinogenic, The Beach by Alex Garland -- both a national bestseller and his debut -- is a highly accomplished and suspenseful novel that fixates on a generation in their twenties, who, burdened with the legacy of the preceding generation and saturated by popular culture, long for an unruined landscape, but find it difficult to experience the world firsthand.
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The Speaker S Garland

Author : Phineas Garrett
ISBN : HARVARD:32044089256598
Genre : Readers
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