Author: S Maharajan
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172012446
This book recounts the life and works of Kamban, perhaps, the greatest Tamil poet of the ninth century AD, and acclaimed as Kavi Chakravarti or the Emperor of poetry .
Judging from the fantastic popularity that Kamban enjoys in Twentieth Century Tamil Nadu, a foreigner may be tempted to guess that Kamban is a contemporary poet who has sung of the absorbing problems of today. Such a guess would be eleventh centuries off the mar, for Kamban lived and died in the Ninth Century.
His great poetry keeps its hold firmly on the centuries, because he gives poetic articulation to those timeless problems, which arise at times and the answers to which will continue to fascinate the spirit of Man till the end of Time.