‘Azhagoviyam’ by Singaporean Poet Pathental Murugadhasan - A Multifaceted Perspective
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Poetry composed by poets should help in creating a society with lofty ideas and goals that sow the best and most nutritious seeds in the minds of the readers and guide them well. The Singai poet, Paththenral Murugadossan, who attempted to compose poetry with such a lofty mind, was one of the foremost poets of Singai. His work ‘Azhakoviyam', a short poem that has been taken up as a subject of study here, incorporates an epic flavour and describes the status of the country. The author has created this short poem with patriotism as well as the dignity of domesticity with two eyes. In the sixties, there was a chaotic atmosphere in the history of Singhai. There was a great deal of popular hostility towards those countries because of the occupation of Singapore by different nationalities. Its impact was reflected in the literature of the day. One of the most notable pieces of literature is Alakoviyam. This article examines the history of Singai at that time, and the author reveals in this short epic that the Tamil people migrated in search of livelihood, considering Singai as their motherland and working hard for the development of the country. Moreover, the purpose of this article is to examine from a multifaceted perspective the genetic ideas, social ideas, ethical thoughts, and literary merits contained in this short poem.
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