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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!

    Kurunthogai 70 – At a loss for words

    Kurunthogai 70 – At a loss for words

    In this episode, we observe a young man expressing his jubilant state of mind, as portrayed in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 70, penned by Orampokiyaar. Set in the mountains of 'Kurinji', the verse speaks in the voice of the man to his heart, attempting to describe the lady's nature, after his union with her.

    • 4 min
    Kurunthogai 69 – Pushed by grief

    Kurunthogai 69 – Pushed by grief

    In this episode, we explore the echo of human emotions in animals, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 69, penned by Kadunthotkara Veeranaar. The verse is situated in the hills of 'Kurinji' and speaks in the voice of the confidante to the man, subtly refusing his request for a nightly tryst.

    • 7 min
    Kurunthogai 68 – Mists of melancholy

    Kurunthogai 68 – Mists of melancholy

    In this episode, we learn of how the changing season sings a song of yearning, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 68, penned by Alloor Nanmullaiyaar. Set in the mountains of 'Kurinji', the verse speaks in the voice of the lady to the confidante, expressing her inability to bear with the man's parting.

    • 5 min
    Kurunthogai 67 – Neem fruits and gold coins

    Kurunthogai 67 – Neem fruits and gold coins

    In this episode, we relish a precious simile, as portrayed in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 67, penned by Alloor Nanmullaiyaar. The verse is situated in the drylands of 'Paalai' and speaks in the voice of the lady to the confidante, expressing her angst at the man's delay in returning.

    • 5 min
    Kurunthogai 66 – Golden flowers and rain showers

    Kurunthogai 66 – Golden flowers and rain showers

    In this episode, we observe a unique way of consoling an anxious heart, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 66, penned by Kovarthanaar. Set in the forests of 'Mullai', the verse speaks in the voice of the confidante to the lady, allaying her worry about the man's absence, even after the promised season of return.

    • 4 min
    Kurunthogai 65 – The speaking season of showers

    Kurunthogai 65 – The speaking season of showers

    In this episode, we observe how the changing season torments a lady, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 65, penned by Kovoor Kilaar. Set in the forest regions of 'Mullai', the verse speaks in the voice of the lady to her confidante, expressing the angst in her heart during the man's parting away.

    • 5 min

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