Eco-literature and Eco-art in South Indian Tradition

School of Consciousness and Transformation PAR 6091 1.00

Uniquely in world literature, the ancient Tamil classical literature (200 BCE to 400 CE) wove its marvelous tapestry on the warp of an ecological worldview that saw human emotion and action as inextricably linked to the ancient ecotypic regions of that land. The course will examine this extraordinary literature and its unique ecological view. Additionally, attention will given to the ancient women's household art of the region, which, creating daily designs at the threshold of each home, anchored each home, each day, to the Goddess of the Earth.

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