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On translating Tirukkural

V. Ramasamy

On translating Tirukkural

by V. Ramasamy

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Published by International Institute of Tamil Studies in Chennai .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tiruvaḷḷuvar.,
  • Tamil literature -- History and criticism.,
  • Tamil literature -- Translations into English.

  • About the Edition

    On problems faced in translating Tamil literature into English; with special reference to Tirukkur̲aḷ, ancient didactic work, by Tiruvaḷḷuvar, Tamil author.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [156]-160).

    StatementV. Ramasamy.
    SeriesPublication ;, no. 392, Publication (International Institute of Tamil Studies) ;, no. 392.
    ContributionsInternational Institute of Tamil Studies.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL4758 .R375 2001
    The Physical Object
    Pagination160 p. ;
    Number of Pages160
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3712879M
    LC Control Number2003312651

      Transforming slums and translating Tirukkural. If at all a book on the hundred greats of Chennai is ever written, I hope to find Charles E. Gover in it. A Sanitary Inspector with the Corporation, perhaps his most heart-warming work was in the slums. In , he identified that although “drainage and the provision of pure water are the. tirukkuRaL English Translation & Commentary (in italics) PART I. VIRTUE Introduction The Praise of God 1. A, as its first of letters, every speech maintains; The "Primal Deity" is first through all the world's domains. As the letter A is the first of all letters, so the eternal God is first in the world. 2.

    TRANSLATING THIRUKKURAL General Introduction There are many avenues a writer may scribble along, & among them is the process of recreating creation – that is to say the arduous rewording of the great works of ancient masters.   The year also witnessed the release of Balasubramaniam’s Tirukkural work, dedicated to Dr. Radhakrishnan, who had written the preface. Now, 54 years later, the book was released on Wednesday for.

      The Chinese translation of Tirukkural, a Tamil classic in couplets, and select poems of national poet Subramanya Bharathi has been completed, thanks to . Translating the Kural A noted Chinese sage once declared that the task of translating a literary work is like “ the chewing of rice for another to swallow. ” [7] As is the case with any literary masterpiece, the Kural also loses its poetical merit when translated into other languages.


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Rows  Tirukkural, also known as the Kural, an ancient Indian treatise on the ethics and morality of the commoner, is one of the most widely translated non-religious works in the world. Authored by the ancient Tamil poet-philosopher Thiruvalluvar and dated around the 1st century BCE, it has been translated into at least 42 world languages, with about 57 different renderings in the English language alone.

58 rows  Tirukkural remains one of the most widely translated non-religious works in the world. As of. On translating Tirukkural. Chennai: International Institute of Tamil Studies, (OCoLC) Online version: Ramasamy, V.

On translating Tirukkural. Chennai: International Institute of Tamil Studies, (OCoLC) Named Person: Tiruvaḷḷuvar. Document Type: Book: All Authors /.

Bythe number of translations of Tao Te Ching in English alone exceeded[18] a feat achieved by Tirukkural perhaps only by Victor Mahir, a translator of Tao Te Ching, had this to say: “ Next to the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita, the Tao Te Ching is the most translated book in the world ”.

The term Tirukkural is a compound word made of two individual terms, tiru and is an honorific Tamil term that corresponds to the universally Indian, Sanskrit term sri meaning "holy, sacred, excellent, honorable, and beautiful." The term tiru has as many as 19 different meanings.

Kural means something that is "short, concise, and abridged." Author: Valluvar. We need to understand the basic premises of commentary (உரை) - it is to interpret a book based on the commentator’s belief system.

So, whichever commentary of Thirukkural you are going to read, you are reading the writer’s interpretation of the ve. Thirukkural, also known as the Kural, is a classic of couplets or Kurals ( rhyming Tamil couplets) or aphorisms celebrated by Tamils. It was authored by Thiruvalluvar, and is considered to be the first work to focus on ethics in Dravidian literature/5.

The Tirukkural may be known as the Ulaga Podhumarai or Universal Common Book, but to non-Tamil readers it might as well be in crypto code. It is, broadly speaking, a compendium of three paals or sections (about ethics, politics and love) that cover /5(18).

Anupama dusts off her translating skills, bringing us hilariously sexy, curiously modern couplets from the classic Tirikkural, a vast book of over a thousand rhyming couplets written in ancient Tamil and dating from about 2, years ago.

They run the gamut from agricultural advice to law to flirting couples (the most charming). Anupama gives us a rare glimpse into this ancient world. Tirukkural Translations of G. Pope and Rajaji – A Comparative Study focuses on The Problems in the Art of Translation with Special Reference to English Versions of Tirukkural.

His book On Translating Tirukkural () published through the International. explains them in his great work TirukKural (). He did not deal with the ‘liberation’ section because, if any man follows the instructions given by the Tamil sage properly without a flaw, he will surely attain liberation without any special effort as such.

‘Kural’ means ‘two line prosody’ ().File Size: KB. Etymology and nomenclature. The term Tirukkural is a compound word made of two individual terms, tiru and kural. Tiru is an honorific Tamil term that corresponds to the universally Indian, Sanskrit term sri meaning “holy, sacred, excellent, honorable, and beautiful.” [1] The term tiru has as many as 19 different meanings.

[19] Kural means something that is “short, concise, and abridged.”. The Kural text was translated into Marathi by the Marathi author Pandurang Sadashiv Sane, widely known as Sane Guruji, in He made the translation while undergoing imprisonment as a political prisoner in the Tiruchirapalli jail.

At the prison, he started learning Tamil and studied the Kural and was tempted to translate the work into Marathi. He referred to the works on the Kural by V. Original in Tamil with English Translation This is a standard work of Tamil aphorisms and instruction that they believed, if followed truly, will bring them happiness.

It was written by the poet sage Thiruvallavar. It gives its advice in chapters and the each chapter deals with a different theme.

The chapters have 10 aphorisms each and they 5/5(2). Translating the Kural. Viewing the Kural in all languages. The Tamil classic, Thirukkural (Sacred Couplets), has been translated into many major languages of the world.

Attributed to Thiruvalluvar, who probably lived during the 2 nd or 3 rd century A.D., the Kural (as it is often referred) occupies a leading place amongst the wisdom literatures of the world.

THIRUKKURAL English Translation And Commentary Project Madurai THIRUKKURAL English Translation And Commentary Project Madurai by Thiruvalluvar. Topics Thirukkural, Tamil Literature Collection opensource Language English. TIRUKKURAL. English Translation and Commentary. Rev Dr G U Pope, Rev W H Drew, Rev John Lazarus and Mr F W Elli.

No other book from any culture, in any time period or even any other language has managed to contribute the same profound wisdom as insightfully as Tirukkural. Legends abound, telling the divinity of this work.

When the great philosopher and poet Tiruvalluvar wrote this book, he was challenged by great scholars on the literary genius of his work. Of all the classics, Tirukkural is the work that has been chosen for translation by most western scholars and others.

In English alone, there are more than fifty versions of this time-honoured work. The Tamil scholar Beschi translated it in Latin inN.H. Kindersley translated in English in and F. Ellis did it in English in   I'm currently translating a book because I have a track record of translating books in my specialist field.

Authors approach me - I don't approach them (although like you, I'm constantly wondering if I should, since many books in my field are never translated into English and I wish they were!). Thirukkural (or the Kural) is a collection of Tamil couplets organised into chapters.

Each chapter has a specific subject ranging from "ploughing a piece of land" to "ruling a country". According to the LIFCO Tamil-Tamil-English dictionary, the 4/4(4). Essays and Tributes on Tirukkural — AD 1 ed. Several ancient Indian literature such as ManusmritiKautilya ‘s ArthashastraKamandaka ‘s Nitisara bear likeness with kral second book Porulabvaiyar book on wealth, of the Kural text, while Vatsyayana ‘s Kamasutra shares similarities with Inbamthe third book of the Kural text the book on love.Tirukkural by Thiruvalluvar, The book has been read, but is in excellent condition.

Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. On Translating Tirukkural. Ramasamy, V. Published by International Institute (), Chennai () Used.

Really nice book I got this book last week Read kurals. Frnds, kurals in total. Daily we can r so in days we can complete this kurals. THIRUKKURAL tells us the art of living.

So kindly read and follow it/5(3).