A river by a k ramanujam - a riverin madurai,city of temples and poets,who sang of cities and temples,every summera river dries to a tricklein the sand, baring the sand ribs,straw and women's hairclogging the watergatesat the. Preferred citation: ramanujan, a k a flowering tree and other oral tales from india berkeley london: university of california press, c1997 1997 http://ark cdliborg/ark:/13030/ft067n99wt/. Janaki was born on march 21, 1899 she was the fourth daughter of six chil- dren (five daughters and a son) of rangaswamy iyengar and ranganayaki ammal of rajendram, a village close to marudur railway station janaki's mother was a friend of ramanujan's mother, komalathammal, who on a visit to rajendram saw. People also read article of mothers, among other things: the sources of a k ramanujan's poetry anjali nerlekar wasafiri volume 18, 2003 - issue 38 published online: 18 jul 2008. One day the scholar/poet ak ramanujan was sifting through stacks of uncatalogued books in university of chicago's library he stumbled upon an anthology of around 400 classical tamil poems that deal with love and separation, the kuruntokai the kuruntokai itself is a part of a larger work, the ettutokai,. The scholarly essay by a k ramanujan three hundred ramayanas: five examples and three thoughts on translation' appeared in the collected essays of ak ramanujan, ed vinay dharwadker delhi: oxford university press , 1999 a controversy has been brewing in delhi university around. A beautiful poem from kuruntokai by the sangam age poet sembula peyaneerar translated from tamil by akramanujam.
The collected poems of a k ramanujan by a k ramanujan, 9780195640687, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. About two weeks ago, delhi university voted to remove ak ramanujan's essay, three hundred ramayanas, from its curriculum for reference, the essay is available here i consider it essential reading for anyone who wants to know about the complex textual history of the ramayana though a. A k ramanujan is a translator who helped foreign readers to appreciate the beauty of ancient indian texts other than the sanskrit ones as vinay dharwadker points out, his translations included classical and bhakti poetry in tamil, virasaiva vacanas (poetic aphorisms) in kannada, bhakti and court literature in telugu,. 9 results the collected poems of a k ramanujan (oxford india paperbacks) $1995 paperback the collected essays of a k ramanujan (oxford india paperbacks) $2719 paperback a flowering tree and other oral tales from india $591 paperback poems of love and war: from the eight anthologies and the ten.
Self-portrait by ak ramanujan i resemble everyone but myself, and sometimes see in shop-windows despite the well-known laws of optics, the portrait of a stranger, date unknown, often signed in a corner by my father this poem is about identity, specifically the identity of a son to his father it is commonly stated that we all. By the time the mysore-born poet a k ramanujan died in 1993 in his 63rd year, he was already a paradigmatic figure in indian writing in english, and an indian literary and cultural studies in general a professor of linguistics at the university of chicago, he was a theorist who cherished the concrete and the sensuous,. Ak ramanujan has 24 books on goodreads with 9626 ratings ak ramanujan's most popular book is samskara: a rite for a dead man.
When ak ramanujan died, suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 64 in 1993 , only his family and a few friends knew that he had written 148 poems after the publication of his three well-known books from 1966 to 1988 the collected poems includes about half of them, selected by six of his friends, his. Results 1 - 16 of 31 online shopping from a great selection at books store.
Surrounded by singular ideas of nation, person and faith, it is ramanujan's soft voice insisting on plurality and the particular we must strive to hear. Below you'll find a a k ramanujan books list, including published and even unpublished works this a k ramanujan bibliography includes all books by a k ramanujan, including collections, editorial contributions, and more any type of book or journal citing a k ramanujan as a writer should appear on this list the full. Poet, translator, folklorist, and philologist ak ramanujan was born in mysore, india he earned degrees at the university of mysore and deccan college in pune and a phd from indiana university ramanujan wrote in both english and kannada, and his poetry is known for its thematic and formal engagement with.
Ak ramanujan (1929-1993), indo-american (ramanujan would remark to friends that he was the hyphen between indo-american) attipat krishnaswami ramanujan was a poet, translator, linguist and folklorist he was born in mysore, karnataka, to a brahmin iyengar family that loved and encouraged learning. Attipat krishnaswami ramanujan, poet, essayist born mysore, india 16 march 1929 professor of south asian languages and civilizations, university of chicago 1980-85 married (one son, one daughter) died chicago 13 july 1993. This poem, 'ecology' is taken from ramanujan's third volume of poems, 'second sight', published in 1986 the speaker seems to be the poet himself or some imaginary person who is loyally devoted to his mother he is very angry because his mother has a severe attack of migraine a very bad kind of headache, often.
A k ramanujan was a man endowed with multifaceted talent a scholar in several branches of knowledge, a life-long teacher, essayist, translator and poet, his written legacy is a network of diverse disciplines, subjects, genres and types of material akr's work forms a colourful and irregular piece of embroidery that awes. Selected poems- a k ramanujan 1 introduction 2 about the author 3 prayers to lord murugan 31 analysis of the poem 32 solved questions with answers 4 a river 41 analysis of the poem 42 solved questions with answers 5 elements of composition 51analysis of the poem 52 solved questions with answers. The essay a k ramanujan's three hundred rāmāyaṇas: five examples and three thoughts on translation the standard, authorized text of the essay is published in vinay dharwadker, general editor, the collected essays of ak ramanujan (new delhi: oxford university press, 1999, 2004), pp 131-60, with notes. Second sight: indianness of ak ramanujan's poetry an dwtvedi the terms 'indian' and 'indianness' must be clearly understood before we start examining second sight from the viewpoint of our discussion ramanujan does not leave us in the lurch with regard to a plausible connotation of these terms,.