... a significant contribution to the field... great insight, learning, and clarity." —George Hart III, University of California, Berkeley
A master’s hand is behind this volume." —Religious Studies Review
... eminently readable... artfully explains the initial spirit and modern understanding of Tamil bhakti poetry... " —Pacific Affairs
Norman Cutler’s major achievement in Songs of Experience is the new critical perspective he provides on bhakti poetry." —The Journal of Religion
Cutler reveals the link between Tamil poetry and religion. His fluent translations make the poems—songs of the experience of God—live for us as they did for their first audience nearly fifteen centuries ago.