Finding the song in Sangam Poetry

Finding the song in Sangam Poetry T.M. Krishna and Perumal Murugan in conversation (Bilingual)

January 11, 2024 09:16 pm | Updated January 26, 2024 04:54 pm IST

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Time & DateJan 26 , 2024 , 11:45 am - 12:35 pm

Sangam literature is a collection of classical Tamil writings produced between 300 BCE and 300 CE in South India. It is said to be one of the earliest writings in the language. Love and heroism are the central themes, but several poems talk about religion and Hindu Gods like Vishnu, Shiva, Durga, and Murugan. In this session, renowned musician T.M. Krishna and celebrated author Perumal Murugan explore the beauty of Sangam literature.

Ramon Magsaysay Awardee T.M. Krishna is a Carnatic vocalist and cultural advocate. He has authored several books, including The Voices Within and A Southern Music”. He collaborates with Perumal Murugan and has integrated Sree Narayana Guru’s poetry into Carnatic music. Involved in diverse cultural initiatives, his latest project is “The Edict Project,” a collaboration with Ashoka University to reimagine Ashoka’s edicts in musical form.

Acclaimed author Perumal Murugan has penned numerous novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction works in Tamil. He has been recognised with awards like ILF Samanvay Bhasha Samman. His books, including One Part Woman, Poonachi, and Pyre have received international acclaim and nominations for prestigious prizes. He won the JCB Prize for Literature for his book Fire Bird in 2023.

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