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 extraordinary for his or her wit and precision, their lyrical perception at the ordinary, their fascination with sensual event, and their exploration of the relationship among language and wish. 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 latest 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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