Bharathiyar Songs

  Translated by A.K. Ramanujan   Wind Wind, come softly. Don’t break the shutters of the windows. Don’t scatter the papers. Don’t throw down the books on the shelf. There, look what...

The Vow of Panchali – By Bharathiar/Translated by Ha Ki Valam

  Introductory Note The vow of Panchali (Panchali Sabadham in Tamil) is the culmination of a notable sequence of events in the epic Mahabharatha, which led...

Bharathiyar’s Poem – “Besought”

Translated by Lekha Murali   Besought Why build an exquisite veena1, Only to be heedlessly cast-off into dust? Tell me O! Sivasakthi2 – You, (who) created me with a scintillating...

Bharathiyar’s Poem : Rendezvous missed

Translated by Lekha Murali   Rendezvous missed By banks of the sacred river, on the southern corner, In the garden of Champaka1 (flowers), Should I wait, you promised to...

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