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Silappadigaram

Silappadigaram

    The story of Silappadigaram, or The Killer Anklet has been attracting me for several years for two reasons.

    (1) It was written some 1400 years ago by a Prince turned Jain Saint, Illangovadigal in the Sangam age Tamil poetry, which reflected the culture and the life style of the people of that time in the Southern parts of India.
 
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Manimegalai

Manimegalai

     After writing the story of Silappadigaram, or the Killer Anklet, I thought this story will not have a good finish, unless I write the story of Manimegalai, in continuation of the earlier story for the reason Manimegalai, the daughter of Kovalan and Madhavi, was compelled by her mother to renounce the worldly life in her prime youthful days.


 
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A Bouquet Of Oriental Poems

A Bouquet Of Oriental Poems

 

 

 

   It was in the year 1965, my poetry career started. I was travelling in a rainy season of that year, as a lone passenger, in I Class compartment (Old type) from New Delhi to Vijayawada. The moving panorama outside in the ghat section and plains attracted my attention. I wrote the first poem, “A Song of the World” in that running train, which got published in the Souvenir released by the South Indian Cultural Association, Vijayawada

 

 
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