[INDOLOGY] New book jointly published by the Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient and the Institut Français de Pondichéry

Anurupa Naik anurupa.n at ifpindia.org
Tue Apr 17 07:09:54 UTC 2018

**/My Sapphire-hued Lord, my Beloved! /****
**A complete, annotated translation of Kulacēkara Āḻvār’s /Perumāḷ 
Tirumoḻi /and of its medieval Maṇipravāḷa commentary by Periyavāccāṉ 
Piḷḷai, with an introduction.
*Suganya Anandakichenin*, Collection Indologie n˚ 136; NETamil Series 
n˚2, Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient/ Institut Français de Pondichéry, 
2018, xi, 604 p.
Language: English, Tamil. *1500 Rs (65 €)*. ISBN: 978-81-8470-225-5 
(IFP) / 978-2-85539-226-4 (EFEO).

About the book


This book is a complete annotated translation of a 9^th -century Tamil 
bhakti poetic work known as the /Perumāḷ Tirumoḻi/, by Kulacēkara Āḻvār, 
as well as of its medieval Śrīvaiṣṇava commentary in Sanskrit-Tamil 
Maṇipravāḷam by Periyavāccāṉ Piḷḷai (13^th c.). The /Perumāḷ Tirumoḻi 
/is now part of the Tamil Śrīvaiṣṇava canon called the /Nālāyira tivviya 
pirapantam /(/Nālāyira Divyaprabandham/, or ‘The Four Thousand Divine 
Compositions’), and is composed of ten decades dedicated to different 
forms of Viṣṇu. This book also includes an introduction, which seeks to 
find out who Kulacēkara Āḻvār really was, given his mysterious – and 
often disputed – identity.

*About the Translator*

Suganya Anandakichenin, a “professeur agrégé” in English, did her PhD in 
Indology at Hamburg University, focusing on Tamil Vaiṣṇava bhakti 
poetry, especially on Kulacēkara Āḻvār’s. Since 2014, she has worked as 
a research scholar in the Vaiṣṇava group of the NETamil project, based 
at the EFEO in Pondicherry, specialising further in both Tamil bhakti 
poetry and medieval Śrīvaiṣṇava Maṇipravāḷa writings, especially 
commentary literature.


*Institut Français de Pondichéry *
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Ph: +91-413-2231660 / 661. Fax: +91 413-2231605
E-mail: _library at ifpindia.org <mailto:library at ifpindia.org>_
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*Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient *
P.O. Box 151,16 & 19, Dumas Street
Pondicherry - 605001,INDIA
Ph: +91-413-2334539. Fax +91-413-2330886
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