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By Velcheru Narayana Rao, David Shulman

A Poem on the correct Moment collects, and preserves, poems--called catus--that have circulated orally for hundreds of years in South India. The poems are extraordinary for his or her wit and precision, their lyrical perception at the average, their fascination with sensual adventure, and their exploration of the relationship among language and hope. Taken jointly the catus provide a penetrating serious imaginative and prescient and an figuring out of the classical traditions of Telugu, Tamil, and Sanskrit.
each one poem is gifted in a modern English translation besides the Indian-language unique. An creation and a concluding essay discover intimately the tales and texts that contain the catu method.

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