Thirukural, written by Thiruvalluvar, in the form of couplets that convey noble thoughts. It is considered to be a book of ethics for the ordinary man, the administrator, the king and the ascetic. It is universal in perspective, and hence called “Ulaga Podhu Marai” meaning the Common Knowledge for the world. It is as timely today as when it was written more than 2000 years ago. Click here to know more about this book.
It has been translated to 80 languages (including many Indian languages). However, as far as I know only few people from India, other than from Tamil Nadu (a southern state in India) have known about or read this book. It is one of the reasons why I decided to build a website with English translation and transliteration … just an attempt to spread this book further, hope you will do the same.
Check it out - http://thirukkural.gokulnath.com
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