GANESANS at CL.UH.EDU
Thu Apr 9 20:57:28 UTC 1998
Interesting that the name, Muttusvami Diksitar
is used extensively in:
Emme te Nijenhuis, Sacred songs of India: Diksitar's
cycle of hymns to the Goddess Kamala.
1987, 2 v., Schweiz: Amadeus
I suspect strongly that muttusvAmi dIksitar has Tamil roots.
Unlike Tyagayya and other Telugu brahmins who settled in
Tamil country for a long time and who wrote in Telugu,
MuttusvAmi chose Sanskrit, even though the main courtly
patronage and elitist tastes were toward Telugu.
Is it a compromise that MuttusvAmi settled for?
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