Appeasement and a tale of two women

Revisiting fragments of a rich past through the devadasi repertoire and the convoluted story of Radhika Santwanam, Muddupalani’s epic poem.

First published in the Asian Age, Feb 2012.

Cover image: Cover of ‘The Appeasement of Radhika’, an English translation of Radhika Santwanam, published by Penguin, 2011.

Appeasement and a tale of two women

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