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Sangam Lit is an English podcast by Nandini Karky on 2000 year old classical Tamil poetry from the Sangam Era. Explore ancient lands and minds through these reflections. Travel to the past, connect to the present and gather lessons for the future. Get lit!

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Sangam Lit is an English podcast by Nandini Karky on 2000 year old classical Tamil poetry from the Sangam Era. Explore ancient lands and minds through these reflections. Travel to the past, connect to the present and gather lessons for the future. Get lit!

    Natrinai 252 – Cicada in the hollow

    Natrinai 252 – Cicada in the hollow

    In this episode, we perceive rich similes and metaphors painting the inner landscape, as portrayed in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 252, penned by Ammeyyan Naakanaar. Set in the drylands of ‘Paalai’, the verse speaks in the voice of the confidante to the lady, intending to calm the lady, who is worried by the man’s intention to part away.

    • 6 min
    Natrinai 251 – The monkey’s mountain fruit

    Natrinai 251 – The monkey’s mountain fruit

    In this episode, we listen to a curious conversation with millets, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 251, penned by Madurai Perumaruthan Ilanaakanaar. The verse is set in the mountain country of ‘Kurinji’ and speaks in the voice of the confidante to millets growing in the field, conveying a hidden message to the man, listening nearby.

    • 6 min
    Natrinai 250 – Toddler in the street

    Natrinai 250 – Toddler in the street

    In this episode, we perceive the novel techniques employed by an estranged man to allay the ire of his lady, as portrayed in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 250, penned by Madurai Olaikadaiyathaar Nalvellaiyaar. Set in the agricultural landscape of ‘Marutham’, the verse speaks in the voice of the man to the singer-messenger, in a bid to make the lady, who is listening, welcome him back to the house.

    • 5 min
    Natrinai 249 – Startled horse and sorrowful heart

    Natrinai 249 – Startled horse and sorrowful heart

    In this episode, we relish the rich natural imagery that reflects inner landscape, as portrayed in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 249, penned by Ulochanaar. The verse is set in the coastal regions of ‘Neythal’ and speaks in the voice of the lady, expressing her angst as the man has not returned from his mission to gather wealth.

    • 7 min
    Natrinai 248 – Fooled by fake thunder

    Natrinai 248 – Fooled by fake thunder

    In this episode, we relish a unique way of dissuading despair, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 248, penned by Kaasiban Keeranaar. Set in the forest country of ‘Mullai’, the verse speaks in the voice of the confidante to a cloud, in a bid to comfort the lady, who is disheartened by the arrival of the rains.

    • 7 min
    Natrinai 247 – Flattened cloud and fine forehead

    Natrinai 247 – Flattened cloud and fine forehead

    In this episode, we perceive a unique way of changing the heart of another, as portrayed in Sangam Literary work, Natrinai 247, penned by Paranar. The verse is situated in the mountain country of ‘Kurinji’ and speaks in the voice of the confidante to the man, conveying a subtle message as he prepares to part away on a mission.

    • 6 min

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