Anne David on Tamil Sangam poetry at Library of Congress on Decmeber 14 at 12:00
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The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress presents Kluge Fellow, Anne David, in a talk titled "Reading Landscapes: Philological Issues in Tamil Sangam Poetry" on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 12:00 p.m., in LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building. This event is free and open to the public; no reservations are required.
Classical Tamil ("Sangam") poetry is a secular literature of over 2000 elegant lyric poems, sophisticated and complex in style, clearly the end product of a highly developed tradition. In her talk, Anne David will offer background information and some basic tools for reading these poems, then examine a few verses with an eye towards elucidating some problems and questions that arise in reading ancient Tamil texts.
John W. Kluge Center
Office of Scholarly Programs
The Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue S.E.
Washington, DC 20540-4860
Email: rsal at loc.gov
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