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A Critical Edition and an Annotated Translation of the Akananuru: Part 1 - Kalirriyanainirai (In 3 Volumes)

Eva Wilden (Author)

The Akananuru is an anthology of four hundred long poems (12-30 lines) on love (akam) that belongs to the Eight Collections (ettuttokai) of the Classical Tamil Cankam corpus. Its first book, Kalirriyanainirai (Row of Bull Elephants), comprising the first one-hundred twenty poems, is here critically re-edited on the basis of the surviving eight manuscripts - among which five are fairly old palm-leaf copies -and of the numerous quotations found in the grammatical tradition. A special layout has been developed to allow the synoptic representation of both extant transmission strands. The edition is accompanied by an interlinear English version and by an annotated translation. The introduction (in English and in Tamil) discusses in detail the history of the text and the editing procedure. Volume 3 comprises an edition of the old commentary, a complete analytical concordance, a glossary and several indexes.

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About the author

Eva Wilden

Eva Wilder has been a scientific member ("maitre de conferences") of the EFEO since 2003, working on the critical re-edition and the transmission history of the Cankam corpus. Since 2014 is the head of the research program NETami: "Going from Hand to Hand - Network of Intellectual Exchange in the Tamil Learned Traditions", funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and jointly hosted by the University of Hamburg and the EFEO. In 2015 she received the Indian presidential award "Kural Peetam". Since June 2017 she is a professor of Tamil and Manuscript Studies at the University of Hamburg.

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Title A Critical Edition and an Annotated Translation of the Akananuru: Part 1 - Kalirriyanainirai (In 3 Volumes)
Author Eva Wilden
Format Softcover
Date published: 28.07.2018
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788184702194
length cxlix+787p.