Akam Poetry

Ancient Tamil poetry, Caṅkam, is organized and presented by themes, as either Akam or Puram. “Akam means “interior” and this genre deals with the heart, love, self, the inferiority of experience, home, family, the private and domestic spheres, and intimate emotions.” (Puchner 970).

Each drawing below represents a phase of love from a series of Akam Poems. “The characters in these poems remain nameless, which enhances both the privacy and the universality of the inner world.” ( Puchner 971).

Works Cited:

“Black and White Human Image.” Quora, https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-to-be-a-human-and-humanity. Accessed 11 Apr. 2022.

“Large Group of People”. https://www.istockphoto.com/photos/large-group-of-people. Accessed 11 Apr. 2022.

“Tree Timber Swamp” https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRhOsLsbFQKBTZzCzp98XYHy6Ecn1_-NkGYyw&usqp=CAU. Accessed 11 Apr. 2022

Puchner, Martin, et al. The Norton Anthology of World Literature. B, W.W. Norton & Company, 2018.