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during this significant other quantity to Singing the physique of God (Oxford 2002), Steven P. Hopkins has translated into modern American English verse poems written by way of the South Indian Srivaisnava thinker and saint-poet Venkatesa (c. 1268-1369). those poems, in 3 varied languages - Sanskrit, Tamil, and Maharastri Prakrit -- composed for one specific Hindu god, Vishnu Devanayaka, the "Lord of Gods" at Tiruvahindrapuram, shape a microcosm of the saint-poet's paintings. They surround significant issues of Venkatesa's devotional poetics, from the play of divine absence and presence on this planet of spiritual feelings; the "telescoping" of time earlier and destiny within the everlasting "present" of the poem; love, human vulnerability and the impassible perfected physique of god; to the devotional adventure of a "beauty that saves" and to what Hopkins phrases the paradoxical coexistence of asymmetry and intimacy of lover and liked on the middle of the divine-human come upon. in addition, those poems shape not just a thematic microcosm, yet a linguistic one embracing all 3 of the poet's operating languages. just like the remembered global of Proust's Combray within the flavor of madeleine dipped in tea, or Blake's international in a Grain of Sand, we style and spot, during this one specific position, and during this one specific kind of Vishnu, a number of protean kinds and powers of the divine, and hint a veritable summa of theological, philosophical, and literary designs.

each one translated poem kinds a bankruptcy in itself, has its personal person brief Afterword, in addition to unique linguistic and thematic notes and statement. the amount concludes, for comparative purposes, with a translation of Tirumankaiyalvar's luminous cycle of verses for Devanayaka from the Periyatirumoli.

As a lot an issue as an anthology, this publication may be of curiosity to scholars and students of South Asian stories, comparative faith, and Indian literatures.

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