Blake Wentworth Blake Wentworth teaches Tamil and south Indian literary culture at the University of California, Berkeley.?? While his prime scholarly interest lies in the literary works of premodernity, he is also a keen enthusiast of contemporary Tamil writing and film. Currently, he is at work on a book that studies the genre of ul?, one of the most popular poetic models of the Tamil literary genres.? Wentworth serves as the general editor for the translation of the Ramayana of Kamban, to be published by the Murty Classical Library of India.? He is also the translator of the first book, B?lak???am.