My metrical translation of two Avvai’s works was done four decades ago. Thos were days when I suffered from quotidian hurly-burly. I misplaced my script and soon forgot all about it. A month ago, my worthy friend Thiru.R.Subbarayalu recovered the script from a gargantuan box laden with paper-cuttings, typed papers, manuscripts, brochures, journals and the like. He went through my script with a fine-tooth-comb and said that my translation should see the light of day. He is aware of my dimming eye-sight. So, he voluntarily undertook the arduous task of proof-reading and all other matters related to the publication.
The theatrics Avvai is the deity of the Tamils. May discerning scholars cultivate, with care, her works and stand blessed.