By: Fred W. Clothey with the Poem 'Prayers to Lord Murukan' By A.K. Ramanujan
New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2005
Edition: First Indian Edition
Seller ID: 032941
Binding: Hard Cover
This book is a study of one of the most persistent and popular gods in south India and traces the history of the god, dwelling especially on four periods: The earliest known Tamil civilization as portrayed in classical Tamil literature and archeology; The Northern Epic period as depicted in Epic mythology; the Medieval South as depicted in the iconography and literature of the period; and contemporary Tamil Nadu as expressed in the ritual life of the cultus. In each period, an attempt is made to explore the cultural dynamics and symbolic meanings of the deity's mythology and cultic life. The g... View More...