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The Tale of an Anklet: An Epic of South India

Translated by Rajagopal Parathasarathy

November, 1994
Paper, 426 pages,
ISBN: 978-0-231-07849-8
$34.00 / £23.50

"The Cilappatikaram is to Tamil what the Iliad and Odyssey are to Greekā€”its importance would be difficult to overstate. . . . This is an extraordinary accomplishment." — George L. Hart, University of California, Berkeley

"A fine, luminous translation of an Indian classic. It is a poet's translation. Parthasarathy's poetic skills are everywhere in evidence, yet guided by his sensitive scholarship and fidelity." — A. K. Ramanujan, University of Chicago

"The Cilappatikaram is to Tamil what the Iliad and Odyssey are to Greek--its importance would be difficult to overstate. . . . This is an extraordinary accomplishment." — George L. Hart, University of California, Berkeley

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