A Movement for Literature: Sahitya Akademi Award-winning Tamil Treatise

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Item Code: IDG659
Author: Ka. Naa. Subramaniam, Translated By: Venkat Swaminathan
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi, Delhi
Language: English
Edition: 1998
ISBN: 8126004800
Pages: 149
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.4" X 5.5"
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About the Book:

A Movement for Literature, originally published as Illakkiyathukku Oru Iyakkam in Tamil, discusses a wide range of literary works and writers form various nations and periods, including world epics and ancient as well contemporary classics. These essays were written not to impress or dazzle but to share that joys of literature with laymen and intellectuals alike.

About the Author:

Ka. Naa. Subramaniam or Ka. Naa. Su(1912-1988) as he is popularly known is among the few Tamil Writers most widely known, read and discussed in India. He has carried the image and massage of Tamil writing and literature to the far corners of the country. In the thirties, which was a period of intense literary activity in Tamil, Ka. Naa. Su. Along with pudumaipittan stood out as writers who remoulded the thought and tradition of the ancient land the people in the crucible of modern literary forms and expressions inspired by the masters of European Literature.

Venkat Swaminathan (b.1933), the Translator, is a Tamil Essayist and critic. He has several published works to has credit including Ilkkia Oozhal, Paalaiyum Vaazhayum, Ethirpu Kural, En Paarvayil and Kalai Vaazhkhai Anubhavam Velippadu (all criticism & essays). He also writes on Theatre, music, dance and other arts.


About this Collectionvii
Publisher's Noteix
1.A Movement for Literature1
2.Thoughts on Literature3
3.Architectonics in Kamban's Epic26
4.The Poet Bharati31
5.Bharati - A Precursor to Contemporary Writers34
7.TKS's Service to Literature43
8.Contemporary Tamil Literature48
9.Content and form in Literature A dialogue58
10.World Literature80
11.Need for a Discipline90
12.What is Criticism93
13.Purpose of Criticism97
14.Literature and the Reader100
15.Journalistic Standards102
16.Literary Appreciation104
17.Towards Higher Standards of Literature114
18.Discipline in Literature116
19.Contemporary Literary Genres119
20.Nationalist Writers Association122
21.Reading is an Art Too 125
23.Again And Again129
24.Short-story in Tamil131
26.William Shakespeare137
27.Shakespeare and Kamban140

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