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The Kural: Tiruvalluvar's Tirukkural

Author: Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma, trans.

The Kural: Tiruvalluvar's Tirukkural

Author: Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma, trans.

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Item #: D32453
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Publication Date: 2022
Publisher: Beacon
ISBN: 9780807003619
One of the classics of Tamil literature, The Kural is a compendium of 1,130 couplets pondering the challenges of correctly understanding virtue, wealth, and love. In this new translation, Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma brings English readers closer than ever to the brilliant inner and outer music of its universal ideas: "The life that cherishes strangers each day /... More
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One of the classics of Tamil literature, The Kural is a compendium of 1,130 couplets pondering the challenges of correctly understanding virtue, wealth, and love. In this new translation, Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma brings English readers closer than ever to the brilliant inner and outer music of its universal ideas: "The life that cherishes strangers each day / Never falls upon ruin." The introduction clarifies the importance and intentions of this thought-provoking book, a philosophical text in the tradition of the Tao Te Ching.


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