Manimegalai

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Manimekalai is the second Tamil epic, next to Silappatikaram. It is a sequel to Silappatikaram, like Odyssey is a sequel to Iliad. Manimekalai is also smaller than Silappatikaram in size though it contains 30 chapters like Silappatikaram. It is however not arranged into three books unlike Silappatikaram. It is around 75% to 77%, the size of Silappatikaram. This epic describes the life of Manimekalai, the daughter of Matavi and Kovalan, mentioned extensively in Silappatikaram.

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External Sources

  1. Manimekalai - Tamil Original - GRETIL - Project Madurai
  2. Manimekhalai In Its Historical Setting - by RBK Aiyangar (Historical Analysis of the text) - Archive Free Book - Download as PDF, Text & Online Reading
  3. Manimekalai: Dancer With A Magic Bowl - Buddhist Epic In Tamil by Arputha Rani Sengupta - Flipkart Book - Rs. 250
  4. Manimekhalai: The Dancer With the Magic Bowl - by Alain Daniélou (English translator) - Flipkart Book - Rs. 553, Rs. 937
  5. Manimekhalai: The Dancer With the Magic Bowl - by Alain Daniélou (English translator) - Rediff Book - Rs.624
  6. Manimekhalai: The Dancer With the Magic Bowl - by Alain Daniélou (English translator) - Amazon Book - $12.95

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 18 Oct 2011 13:34 and updated at 29 Nov 2011 16:10

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