Sunday, March 9, 2008

Tirukkural

Thirukkural is a Tamizh literary work translated into many Indian and foreign languages. Tirukkural is in 3 parts. The first is Arathupal. This part describes the greatness of the Individual. Porutpal describes the role of wealth in social life. And Kamathupal is on love and sex. Amongst the translated versions in English, G.U.Pope's translation is the oldest. Later came, Kindersley's, F.W.Eliss's, W.H.Drew's, C.E.Gover's, E.G.Robinson's, Rev.G.Lazarus's, T.M.Scott's, and H.A.Popley's. Tirukkural has been translated into Latin by Father Beschie, and Dr.Grawl. And the translators in German are A.F.Gammers, and Friedrich Ruckert. Translated in French by three authors, and the other translations available are in Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Oriya. To reach the visitors to my site, I will be writing short, in fact very short stories based on the themes/morals laid out by Tiruvalluvar, the poet who wrote Tirukkural.

1 comment:

Saint Fatima said...

Thiru. Thamizhanban,

All your writings are very good. It is really a great initiative.
Keep it up.

You can see more about Tirukkural and download its English translation in http://www.saintfatima.in/tirukkural.php.