artisans from different regions

Michael Rabe mrabe at ARTIC.EDU
Sat Jun 20 20:07:27 UTC 1998

Perfect! MUCH thanks to Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan, Jean-Luc CHEVILLARD,
Nagamanickam Ganesan,and, by extension, to Dominik Wujastyk and all
participants that contribute critical mass to this listserv's success.
>A 14:04 19/06/98 EDT,
>vous (Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan <Palaniappa at AOL.COM>) avez écrit :
>>In a message dated 98-06-19 05:25:36 EDT, you write:
>><< For several days I've been stumped
>> trying to recall where I read, way back when, about artisans from several
>> specific regions of India, at work for some South Indian king.  I thought
>> it might have been the Cilappatikaram, but couldn't find such a passage in
>> K.N Subramaniyam's _rendering_. >>
>>Since I did not see any response for this query, here is my suggestion. Did
>>you try maNimEkalai? As I am on the road, I cannot give the exact reference.
>>If my memory is right, the lines go something like this.
>>makata vin2aiJarum marATTak kammarum
>>avantik kollarum yavan2at taccarum
>>taNtamiz vin2aiJar tammoTuG kUTi...
>>S. Palaniappan
>The lines are almost exactly like this in U.V.S. 's edition (p.212)
>except that it says "tammoTu kUTi ..." at the end ....
>The reference is Canto XIX, lines 107-109
>There is a "joint translation" by Danielou (he did not do much...)
>and T.V.Gopal Iyer (ISBN 0-8112-1097-9 or ISBN 0-8112-1098-7)
>that reads, on page 81 (description of an audience hall):
>"It was the work of the best craftsmen from the cool
> Tamil country, together with sculptors from Magadha,
> skilled in working rare stone, goldsmiths from the Maratha
> country, blacksmiths from Avanti, and Greek (Yavana)
> carpenters. ........."
>-- Jean-Luc CHEVILLARD (Paris)

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