About the book:This book contains selections from the living verses of the immortal Tamil Poet-Saint Tiru-Valluvar. The selections are made with the acumen native to Rajaji and are explained in the English which is his own. They are sure to enrich the readerís mind.
More details: Tirukkural is a poetic composition of great antiquity in the Tamil literature. The first book of Kural is perhaps the most appreciated work in Tamil Literature. It deals with the duties of man as a householder and as an ascetic whereas the second book of Kural deals with policy in wordly affairs including state-craft, full of interest for the scholar and the historian. This volume consists of selections from the first and second books of Kural with text in Tamil and translations and notes in English and gives to non-Tamil readers, a comprehensive idea of this justly famous classic of Tamil literature.
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C. Rajagopalachari
Chakravarti Rajagopalachari is a distinguished founder member of the Bhavan. A great patriot, astute politician, thinker, visionary, a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, he was a great statesman. A freedom fighter, he was also the Chief Minister of Madras, Governor of West Bengal, India's Home Minister and the first Indian Governor-General of Free India. Rajaji popularized books on Ramayan, Mahabharat, Bhagwad Gita ,Upanishads and several others by writing in his inimitable style which has appealed to millions of people. He wrote in English and Tamil, his mother tongue. He passed away in 1972 at the age of 94.