Erschienen: 30.06.2006 Abbildung von Wilden | Literary Techniques in Old Tamil Cankam Poetry | 2006 | The Kuruntokai | 15


Literary Techniques in Old Tamil Cankam Poetry

The Kuruntokai

lieferbar (3-5 Tage)

2006. Buch. XIII, 447 S. Hardcover

Harrassowitz. ISBN 978-3-447-05335-8

Format (B x L): 17 x 24 cm

Gewicht: 1000 g

In englischer Sprache


The present study is a step towards an historical and philological
description of the founding literary tradition of Southern India. This so-called Cankam literature was composed around the beginning of the common era in a language today known as “Classical Tamil”. Ten anthologies of its poetry have survived. Its literary techniques and their presuppositions are presented here in detail on the basis of an analysis of one of these anthologies, the Kuruntokai, which is a collection of 401 short love poems. While the introduction and the last chapter, on poetic style, are also meant for the general student of literature, the second and third chapters will be of interest mainly to specialists. These deal with syntax (especially particle syntax) and with the poetological background of the poetry. The formal features described include the use of formulae; the organisation of a poetic universe in terms of themes, topoi and motifs; syntactic types, such as circular construction; rhetorical figures, such as metaphors, similes and insets; poetic ambiguity achieved through the use of a symbolic code, puns, and intertextual allusions.


Die 8. Auflage ist wieder auf sechs Bände angelegt. Darin finden sich übersichtlich und in systematischer Gliederung Vertragsmuster aus der Feder erfahrener Experten. Jedem dieser Muster folgen Anmerkungen, mit denen der dem Vertragsentwurf zu Grunde liegende Sachverhalt und die Gründe für die Wahl des spezifischen Formulars erläutert werden.


  • Dieses Set enthält folgende Produkte:
      Auch in folgendem Set erhältlich:
      • nach oben

        Ihre Daten werden geladen ...