Liberation – Little Sparrow – By Bharathiyar

Translated by Lekha Murali   Liberation – Little Sparrow Stay liberated - Like this little sparrow In eight directions, it flies and roams, Into the air, it ascends; swims rapidly...

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...

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...

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...

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