The Cilappatikāram of Iḷaṅko Aṭikaḷ
An Epic of South IndiaBook - 1993
Originating in Tamil mythology, Cilappatikaram is the love story of Kannaki and Kovalan. Kannaki wears a circular anklet representing the power, strength and dignity of the goddess Pattini. Goddess status is bestowed upon Kannaki as her life undergoes the same fate as the anklet that is stolen and used as a weapon.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c1993.
Branch Call Number: 894.811 ILANKOVATIKAL
Characteristics: xix, 426 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Tale of an anklet