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Andal (Tamil: ஆண்டாள்; IAST: Āṇḍāḻ), also known as Kothai, Nachiyar, and Godadevi, was the only female Alvar among the twelve Hindu poet-saints of South India. She was posthumously considered an avatar of the goddess Bhudevi. As with the Alvar saints, she was affiliated with the Sri Vaishnava tradition of Hinduism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andal has received more than 872,065 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Andal is the 1,526th most popular writer, the 178th most popular biography from India and the 32nd most popular Indian Writer.

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Among writers, Andal ranks 1,526 out of 5,755Before her are Upton Sinclair, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Ion Luca Caragiale, Jules de Goncourt, Usama ibn Munqidh, and Jean-Jacques Ampère. After her are Margherita Sarfatti, Giorgio Bassani, Robert Desnos, Anne Desclos, Ghassan Kanafani, and Péter Nádas.

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Among people born in 800, Andal ranks 22Before her are Piast the Wheelwright, Al-Muqanna, Antipope Philip, Thyra, Hemma, and George Syncellus. After her are Omurtag of Bulgaria, Gerberga, wife of Carloman I, Himiltrude, Ratchis, Mauregatus of Asturias, and Khaydhar ibn Kawus al-Afshin.

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In India

Among people born in India, Andal ranks 178 out of 1,493Before her are Ram Narayan (1927), Sivananda Saraswati (1887), Chandrakirti (600), Pushyamitra Shunga (-300), Tarabai (1675), and A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896). After her are Guru Arjan (1563), Kailash Satyarthi (1954), Deepak Chopra (1946), M. Night Shyamalan (1970), Abdul Karim (1863), and Salim Ali (1896).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Andal ranks 32Before her are Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (1820), B. K. S. Iyengar (1918), Mahadevi Varma (1907), Subramania Bharati (1882), Anna Leonowens (1831), and Kuvempu (1904). After her are Deepak Chopra (1946), Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay (1876), Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (1942), Harivansh Rai Bachchan (1907), Surdas (1478), and D. R. Bendre (1896).