Women in Pulavar Kulanthai’s Ravana Kaviyam

International Research Journal of Tamil

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Title Women in Pulavar Kulanthai’s Ravana Kaviyam
Creator A, Gurumoorthy
Subject Ravana kaviyam
Rama and Sita
Pulavar Kulanthai
Description ‘Porul Thodarnilai Ceyyul’ was the name given to epic before the word kāppiyam came into existence. Tamil lexicon refers ‘kāppiyam’ as Sanskrit term. Kāvyam is the word used by Sanskrit scholars for ‘kāviyam’. Ravana Kāviyam written by Pulavar Kulanthai consists of 56 padalams (Chapters) of 2828 Viruttangal i.e., poems. He adopts the story of Ramayana as it is. He is a person who follows Periyar’s ideology of self-respect, feminism etc. His passion for Tamil makes him write many of his creative writings. Periyar advised women to learn all arts, particularly the art of self-defence. Kambar had depicted Sita as Rama’s wife in his epic. The relationship of Rama and Sita varies in various Ramayanas available in India. Ravana kāviyam doesn’t deviate from the parameters of epic. It stands within its grammar. Pulavar Kulanthai portraits women characters with dignity modesty of women.
Publisher IOR PRESS
Date 2021-01-28
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Identifier https://irjt.iorpress.org/index.php/irjt/article/view/224
Source International Research Journal of Tamil; Vol. 3 No. 1 (2021): Volume 3, Issue 1, Year 2021; 181-188
Language eng
Relation https://irjt.iorpress.org/index.php/irjt/article/view/224/84
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Gurumoorthy A

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