Monday, 18 May 2015

Purananuru 321

A man of Panan, the musician, says about a king of patron family to another musician. Though he is the king of dry land villages he will give you fruits to eat and gifts of wealth to lead life, he says. He adds more about his village. as some words are missing in this poem, clear information is not available. The fowl-bird will steal white sesame grain having the black-skin removed where it is spread to dry in sun. it also catch wild mouse to eat and shake it to kill while the mouse is searching prey on tree. After having vegetable and non-vegetable food it will hide itself in the hay-hive of grain Varagu.       

Poem by: Tamodaran, the medical Doctor in Uraiyur village (modern Thiruchirappalli)
Poem on: A man of patron family
Context: behavior of patron family irrespective of land area.
The poem belongs to second century B.C. 


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