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Devi Kannaki
Devi Kannaki
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From the Jacket

No tribute to Indian womanhood can be complete without mentioning Devi Kannaki. Kannaki is the epitome of sublimity, love, sacrifice, forgiveness, patience and revenge; all of which encompasses the Indian womanhood. But above all, she represented the sanctity of Indian women. The amount of popularity that Kannaki enjoyed can be gauged by the fact that this epic has been translated into English by a French scholar Alan Danielou. This book is an effort to present Kannaki to the people of our country, especially the women and to make them aware about the greatness of this woman.

Preface

No tribute to Indian womanhood can be complete without mentioning Kannaki. The name may not sound very familiar to many, but in Tamil Nadu, she is worshipped. Kannaki is the epitome of sublimity, love, sacrifice, forgiveness, patience and revenge; all of which encompasses the Indian womanhood. But above all, she represented the sanctity of Indian women. In fact, 'Cilapatikaram' considered to be one of the supreme epics of the world, and its three dimensional structure, the fiery purity and sublimity, is all about Kannaki. Never has an epic been written with woman as the central theme. The amount of popularity that Kannaki enjoyed cab be gauged by a French scholar Alan Danielou. Kannaki is the heart and soul of 'Shilap'. The name Kannaki carries a magical glow, a talismanic charm for the Tamils where she is honoured and worshipped. This book is an effort to present Kannaki to the people of our country, especially the women and to make them aware about the greatness of this woman. She is a rare jewel among the women of the world. She is a goddess among women.

Contents

Chapter One
Introduction to Cilappatikaram11
Chapter Two
Description of three Kingdoms16
Chapter Three
Engagement of Kannaki and Kovalam22
Chapter Four
Introduction of Madhavi27
Chapter Five
Estrangement from Kovalan31
Chapter Six
Reunion of Kannaki and Kovalan34
Chapter Seven
Departure to Madurai39
Chapter Eight
Tragedy in Madurai43
Chapter Nine
Agony of Kannaki49
Chapter Ten
Rage of Kannaki54
Chapter Eleven
The Aftermath58
Chapter Twelve
Kannaki, An Ideal Woman62

Devi Kannaki

Item Code:
IDJ795
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2002
ISBN:
8188322067
Size:
8.6" X 5.5"
Pages:
64 (11 B/W Figure Illustrations)
Price:
$12.00   Shipping Free
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From the Jacket

No tribute to Indian womanhood can be complete without mentioning Devi Kannaki. Kannaki is the epitome of sublimity, love, sacrifice, forgiveness, patience and revenge; all of which encompasses the Indian womanhood. But above all, she represented the sanctity of Indian women. The amount of popularity that Kannaki enjoyed can be gauged by the fact that this epic has been translated into English by a French scholar Alan Danielou. This book is an effort to present Kannaki to the people of our country, especially the women and to make them aware about the greatness of this woman.

Preface

No tribute to Indian womanhood can be complete without mentioning Kannaki. The name may not sound very familiar to many, but in Tamil Nadu, she is worshipped. Kannaki is the epitome of sublimity, love, sacrifice, forgiveness, patience and revenge; all of which encompasses the Indian womanhood. But above all, she represented the sanctity of Indian women. In fact, 'Cilapatikaram' considered to be one of the supreme epics of the world, and its three dimensional structure, the fiery purity and sublimity, is all about Kannaki. Never has an epic been written with woman as the central theme. The amount of popularity that Kannaki enjoyed cab be gauged by a French scholar Alan Danielou. Kannaki is the heart and soul of 'Shilap'. The name Kannaki carries a magical glow, a talismanic charm for the Tamils where she is honoured and worshipped. This book is an effort to present Kannaki to the people of our country, especially the women and to make them aware about the greatness of this woman. She is a rare jewel among the women of the world. She is a goddess among women.

Contents

Chapter One
Introduction to Cilappatikaram11
Chapter Two
Description of three Kingdoms16
Chapter Three
Engagement of Kannaki and Kovalam22
Chapter Four
Introduction of Madhavi27
Chapter Five
Estrangement from Kovalan31
Chapter Six
Reunion of Kannaki and Kovalan34
Chapter Seven
Departure to Madurai39
Chapter Eight
Tragedy in Madurai43
Chapter Nine
Agony of Kannaki49
Chapter Ten
Rage of Kannaki54
Chapter Eleven
The Aftermath58
Chapter Twelve
Kannaki, An Ideal Woman62
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