The software based Kural (poem) changes each day and you get the kural and its explanation in both English and Tamil. Karl Graul (1814–1864) had already by 1855 characterized the Tirukkural as 'a work of Buddhist hue'. Sri Aurobindo, for instance, has translated fifteen couplets of the Kural, including all the ten couplets from the opening chapter (in a different order from the original) and five from the second chapter, in 1919 as part of his translations of various other ancient works. Thirukkural (or the Kural) is a collection of 1330 Tamil couplets organised into 133 chapters. ગુજરાતી ... One of the eight characters of God is being highly merciful, so thirukkuRal also addresses God as an^thaNan. It is said that to the amazement of the critics, the Sangam Plank shrunk itself in size to hold only the Kural manuscript and in the process throwing out the rest. Thirukkural comes under one of the four categories of Venpas (Tamil verses) called Kural Venpa. For example, Thirukkural is a cir formed by combining the two words Thiru and Kural, i.e. The Kural has also been translated numerous times without getting published or reaching the masses. is a collection of 1330 Tamil couplets organised into 133 chapters. English, thus, continues to remain the language with most number of translations available of the Kural text. Each chapter has a specific subject ranging from "ploughing a piece of land" to "ruling a country". The killing of animals is veritable hardness of heart; but the eating of their flesh is inequity indeed. Thirukural in Tamil Original. Meanwhile, there were two more verse translations made in 1872 and 1873 by Charles E. Gover and Edward Jewitt Robinson, respectively. The Thirukkural expounds on various aspects of life and is one of the most important works in the Tamil language. Holy Kural - Thirukkural in Tamil with English Translations by Thiruvalluvar Thirukkural (or the Kural) is a collection of 1330 Tamil couplets organised into 133 chapters. Thirukkural in Tamil with English Translation by Kaviyogi Maharishi Shuddhananda Bharatiar. Kalani, Kantilal L., thirukural in Gujarati, Bombay, 1971 (Gujarti - Philosopher - Writer in Gujarati Literature - [1930-1998]. The German version was published both at London and Leipzig. In English Rev. The menu is common for both Tamil and English versions. What’s a grace, or lack of grace? Thirukkural, an ethical treatise has been rendered into European languages. A lot of software are available these days for installing Kurals in desktops. The first instance of the author's name mentioned as Thiruvalluvar is found to be several centuries later in a song of praise called Garland of Thiruvalluvar in Thiruvalluva Malai.[5]. Although the exact period of its composition is still disputed, scholars agree that it was produced before the 2nd century BC. • Though the world goes round with many activities, it is dependent on agriculture. His commentary (Urai) give us an idea of the amount of information contained in each and every kural. It was translated into French by Monsieur Ariel in 1848. To kill not aught is grace and killing is the lack of grace. [citation needed] Most of the Researchers and great Tamil Scholars like George Uglow Pope or G.U. His commentary (Urai) give us an idea of the amount of information contained in each and every kural. George Uglow Pope translated Thirukkural in English. Authored by the ancient Tamil poet-philosopher Thiruvalluvar, it has been translated into at least 42 world languages, with about 57 different renderings in the English language alone. Behold the men who have escaped from the bonds of illusion and ignorance: they eat not the flesh from which life hath flown out. The following is a list of translations/commentaries of the Tamil literary classic THIRUKURAL - taken out from the Encyclopaedia of Tamil Literature, vol. It is a historic achievement. Of those done in verse, G. U. Pope’s verses are in varying metres, Rev. [5] By 2014, there were about 57 versions available in English, of which at least 30 were complete.[12]. The good ones, free from the three kinds of blemishes (desires) and possessed of unalloyed wisdom will hold dead bodies as corpses and will not eat the flesh. In his Foreword to the book Thirukkural, translated in English by Rev.G.U. The last paragraph gives brief but comprehensive details of Tamil studies all over the world. Each chapter has a specific subject ranging from "ploughing a piece of land" to "ruling a country". What is compassion but refraining from killing; what is sin but eating flesh? • Friendship is not just a smile on the face; It is what is felt deep within a smiling heart. Pope who had spent many years in Tamil Nadu and translated many Tamil texts into English, which includes Thirukkural, have recognised Thiruvalluvar as a Paraiyar. In English Rev. Sankar Raju Naidu, S, thirukural in Hindi, Madras, 1958, Seshadri, K, thirukural in Hindi, Lucknow, 1982, Govindaraj Jain, Kural in verse, first two parts, New delhi, 1942, Jain, B.D, thirukural, thirupananthal, 1961, Khenand Rakar, thirukural, parts 1 and 2, Ajmer, 1924, Rajan Pillai, thirukural, Lucknow, 1976, Venkatakrishnan, M.G, thirukural, Trichy, 1964, , Thirukkural, Osaka, Japan, August 1981, Gundappa, L, thirukural (3 parts), Madras, 1960, Gundappa, L, thirukural dharma bhaga, Bangalore, 1955, Srinivas, P.S, thirukural with original couplets and translations in Kannada, Madurai, 1982, Srikanthaiah, B.M, Kural (selections in verses), bangalore, 1940, Graul, Charles, Kural of thiruvalluvar, Tranquebar, 1866, Veeramamunivar, thirukural (Books I and II), London, 1930, Dr.G.Soosai Ph.D,J.P.,P.P.N,P.K.T.,Thirukkural Kitab Murni Tamil Nadu.,Kuala Lumpur,1978 & 1991, Ismail, Hussein: thirukural sastera kalasik Tamil yang, Kuala Lumpur, 1967, Ramily Bin Thakir thirukural (in verses), Kuala Lumpur, 1964, Azhakathu Kurup, thirukural in verses, Trivandrum, 1875, Balakrishna Nair, G, Kural waith commentary, Part I, Trivandrum, 1963, Chellan Nadar, K, thirukural tharmanaskantam, Parassala, 1962, Damodaran Pillai,P, thirukural manikal, Trivandrum, 1951, Gopalakurup, Vennikulam, thirukural (first 2 parts in verse), Kottayam, 1960, Govinda Pillai, A, thirukural, Trivandrum, Thirukkural Malayalam Vivarthanam Published by DC Books Kottayam Written By S. Ramesan Nair, Kishrod, Dash Ch, thirukuralu-in oriya language, Sampalbur, 1985, Ram Murti Sharma, thirukural dhamma granth of the tamils, Chandigarh, 1983, Umadevi, Wandy Dynowskiev, thiruvalluvar kural, Madras, 1958, Kamala Gurg, thirukural needhi sastra, Jaipur, 1982, Glazov, J.J and Krishnamurthi, A, thirukural, a book on virtu, politics and love, Moscow, 1963, Ibragimov, A., Thirukural in couplets with illustrations, Moscow, 1974, Srirama Desikan, S.N, thirukural in Sanskrit slokas, Madras, 1961, 1968, Ram, S.S, Saurastra thirukural payiram - pitika pragaranam, Madurai, 1980, De Silva, Charles, Sirigiya (thirukural in sinhalese), Colombo, 1964, Sissigamy Govokgada, M, thirukural, Colombo, 1961, Frykholm Ingya, thirukural, Uddavalla, 1971, Jagannatha Sastri, Mudiganthi, thiruvalluva sookthalu, West Godavari, 1952, Lakshminarayana Sastri, Kural, chittoor, 1906, Kohan, Muhamad Yusuf, Kural in Urdu and Arabic, Madras, 1976, Surawathi Hasarat, Kural in Urdu, New Delhi, 1966. He came to India under Anglican Christian Missions He lived in 19 th century. Anuradha Publications, 2009 - Didactic poetry, Tamil - 288 pages. The word ’70 kodi’ appears only once in Thirukural. The 133 chapters are grouped into three sections: in 1730 did much to make known to European intellectuals the richness and beauty of Oriental, . Thirukural with Commentary by M.Karunanithi. [citation needed], There are claims and counter claims as to the authorship of the book and to the exact number of couplets written by Thiruvalluvar. This book called Thirukkural written by Thiruvalluvar about 2000 years ago in Tamil has been translated by Rev.G.U.Pope. • The stalks of water-flowers are proportionate to the depth of water; so is men's greatness proportionate to their minds (Knowledge). FAMOUS QUOTES OF KURAL (English Translation). The following table illustrates two different facets of a subject depicted by two Kural couplets from the same chapter and their different interpretations by various translators. 34 (2): 449–482. Graul might have subsumed the Jains also under the name of the Buddhists (Graul 1865: xi note). Thirukkural (Original in Tamil with English Translation) (Tamil) Hardcover – August 1, 1996 by W. H. Drew (Author), John Lazarus (Author) 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 ratings Those who are free from blame and have the clear vision will not eat the meat of animals which have lost their life or which are slaughtered. English Translation & Commentary (in italics) PART I. VIRTUE 1.1 Introduction 1.1.1 The Praise of God 1. "Corruption and Redemption: The Legend of Valluvar and Tamil Literary History". A cir is a single or a combination of more than one Tamil word. Men of clear vision abstain from the flesh of a slaughtered animal. Dr. Leonard Fernando, S.J. To kill is what is called lack of grace. This is reflected in some of the other names by which the text is known: since they both acknowledge the Kural text. ) Kantilal has won many prices for his books and has written more than 60 books. Mercy demands not to kill; butchering is cruel, and eating flesh meat is insensuous. You can complete the translation of 'Thirukkural given by the English-French Collins dictionary with other dictionaries such as: Wikipedia, Lexilogos, … It is has been translated to various other languages. The first complete verse translation in English and the first complete English translation by a single author was achieved in 1886 by George Uglow Pope, whose work brought the Tirukkural to a wider audience of the western world. Upon completion, Thiruvalluvar took the work (Thirukkural) to Madurai (Tamil Nadu, India) as per the prevailing practice of reading out new compositions in a public forum where critics and scholars would be present. One of the earliest commentaries on the Thirukkural was by Parimelazhagar, belonging to the 12th century. Thirukkural has been translated into LATIN by Fr.Bechie and Dr. Grawl. Pope in 1958, the learned Professor V.Subrahmanyam wrote: “Among the peoples who, after long centuries, had built a solid and brilliant fabric of civilization, were the Tamils. The first translation of the Kural text appeared in Malayalam in 1595 CE under the title Tirukkural Bhasha by an unknown author. ii. Thirukkural is also translated into the Vakpoli language spoken by Nerikurvar. The Kural text, considered to have been written in the 1st century BCE, remained unknown to the outside world for close to one and a half millennia. Translating the Kural. It was partially translated into English verse by Nathaniel Edward Kindersley in 1794. Translated into at least 82 languages (as of 2014), Tirukkural is one of the most widely translated non-religious work in the world. It is truly an apple of gold in the network of silver." While majority of the couplets were translated by him, he reproduced or adapted the translations of Rajaji, Kasthuri Srinivasan, V.V.S. In 1865, his Latin translation of the Kural text, along with commentaries in Simple Tamil, was posthumously published. The wise, who have freed themselves from mental delusion, will not eat the flesh which has been severed from an animal. 1 Review. [2][11], At least 24 complete translations were available in the English language by the end of the twentieth century, by both native and non-native scholars. THIRUKKURAL ENGLISH COUPLET (ISBN-978-93-88139-60-1) “No one has so far attempted to present the translation of Tirukkural in English language in the way Dr. Loie has done. 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Lalithambal: thirukural von thiruvalluvar aus dem Tamil, Madurai, 1977, Cammera, A.F, thirukural waith German translation, Leipzig, 1803, Graul, Karl, der kural des thiruvalluvar, London, 1854, Graul, Karl, der tamu lische gnomes dichtar thiruvalluvar, Leipzig, 1865, Rickert, Friederich, thirukural, selections, Berlin, 1847, William and Norgate, Der kural des thiruvalluvar, 2nd ed, London, 1866. kural thirukkural in tamil with english translations nook thiruvalluvar that can be your partner. This work is widely revered and accepted in many parts of the world. It is the preservation of life, and its destruction (therefore) it is not right to eat that flesh (from which life has been taken away). Men of wisdom freed from the error (of delusion) will not eat flesh carved out of a creature. Viewing the Kural in all languages. Each chapter has a specific subject ranging from ploughing a piece of land to ruling a country. One of the earliest commentaries on the Thirukkural was by, , belonging to the 12th century. A couplet consists of seven, There are claims and counter claims as to the authorship of the book and to the exact number of couplets written by, . Foreign writers who translated it into English and other European languages said it is like the Bible for the Tamils. Thirukkural has been translated into English by 40 people. 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Indian, English and French scholars have translated Thirukkural. 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. • Water will flow from a well in the sand in proportion to the depth to which it is dug, and knowledge will flow from a man in proportion to his learning. One of the earliest commentaries on the Thirukkural was by Parimelazhagar, belonging to the 12th century. A person free from the erroneous beliefs and equipped with the right faith will not eat flesh obtained from animal bereft of life. Thirukkural comes under one of the four categories of, . G.U Pope’s translation is very widely known. Pope's translation can be viewed from the website http://pm.tamil.net/pub/pm0153/trkrlpop.html?q=projectmadurai/pub/pm0153/trkrlpop.html. [5] John Lazarus, a native missionary, revised Drew's work and completed the remaining portion, beginning from Chapter 64 through Chapter 133. Popley. Amongst them are Kindersley, F.W.Ellis, W.H.Drew, C.E.Gover, E.G.Robinson, Rev.G.Lazarus, T.M.Scott and H.A. Graul might have subsumed the Jains also under the name of the Buddhists (Graul 1865: xi note). was identified as a Paraiyar in Tamil tradition (as, incidentally, were also other famous ancient Tamil writers, e.g., Auvaiyar ; cf. Each chapter has a specific subject ranging from ", . Other translations of Thirukkural. Published in 689 pages, with new interpretations given for about 360 couplets. Tiruvaḷḷuvar. According to the LIFCO Tamil-Tamil-English dictionary, the Tamil word Kural means Venpa verse with two lines. One can view as per his or her choice. S.M. The significance of this is that the greatness of a work is realized on the basis of not the weight of its manuscript (written on Palm leaves) but the divine qualities of the work which forced the plank to stay afloat. Dr. Gu Pope. • Excessive or deficient food or activity causes disorders in mobility, breathing and digestion. Along with his own English prose translation, his publication contained the original Tamil text, the Tamil commentary by Parimelazhagar and Ramanuja Kavirayar's amplification of the commentary. of Asian Studies, Thiruvanmayur, Tamil Nadu, India. The 1330 couplets are arranged into 3 main sections and 133 chapters. Meanwhile, there were two more verse translations made in 1872 and 1873 by Charles E. Gover and Edward Jewitt Robinson, respectively. Thus, Drew and Lazarus together made the first complete prose translation of the Tirukkural available in English. Thirukkural Thirukkural has been translated into many languages. Reprints in 1937, 1965, and 1973, Also published a complete prose version in 1970, Reprints in 1976 and 1983 by Kasthuri Sreenivasan Trust (, Reprinted in 1989, 1991, 1992 and 2000 by International Tamil Language Foundation (, Translated more in prose than in verse. To make others break the law of not killing is inconsistent with compassion; Those who have a vision that is not blurred by mental confusion. The wise know that it is a sin to eat the flesh of animals. Thirukural English Translation and Commentary - by Rev Dr G U Pope, Rev W H Drew, Rev John Lazarus and Mr F W Ellis ] Introduction - … Thirukkural (Tamil: திருக்குறள் also known as the Kural) is a classic of couplets or Kurals (1330 rhyming Tamil couplets) or aphorisms [1] celebrated by Tamils. (a) If it is asked what compassion is, it is not killing any living beings; If one is freed from delusion and has the wisdom spotless, Don’t hide behind the butcher’s blade saying, ‘He kills, I only eat’, If you wish, as you should, that your soul be liberated, This page was last edited on 5 December 2020, at 01:03. Diaz (2000) did a similar exercise by his objective was not the same. Eash couplet in Tamil has seven words. • True friends guard you from evil, make you walk in right path and share your sorrow in difficult times. Aiyar's work is considered by various scholars, including Czech scholar Kamil Zvelebil, to be the most scholarly of all the English translations made until then, including those by native English scholars. An English Translation of Tirukural by, brought the Tirukkural to the western world in 1886. What’s grace, or lack of grace? Pope 1886: i–ii, x–xi). While Gover translated only select couplets, Robinson translated the first two books of the Kural text. A lot of software are available these days for installing Kurals in desktops. The conceited scholars at Madurai, insisted on measuring the greatness of the work through a test where the manuscript would be placed with other works on a plank kept afloat in the tank of the Meenakshi temple and it was to be seen if the plank remained afloat. Pope's translation can be viewed from the website, http://pm.tamil.net/pub/pm0153/trkrlpop.html?q=projectmadurai/pub/pm0153/trkrlpop.html, Nalini Mohan, Sanyal, thirukural, Calcutta, 1939, Sastri, E.C., thirukural, Calcutta, 1974, , Hong Kong: Xianggang daxue chubanshe, Zvelebil, Kamil V, Thirukural (selections), Prague, 1952–1954, Kat, D, Thirukural (selections), Netherlands, 1964, Aiyar, V.V.S, Kural_: Maxims of thiruvalluvar, 4th ed, Madras, 1961, Balasubramanian, K.M, Thirukural of thiruvalluvar, Madras, 1962, Chakravarthi, A, thirukural in English with commentary, Madras, 1953, Drew, H.W., The kural of thiruvalluvar with commentary of Parimelazhakar, Madras, 1840, Drew, H.W. In 1856, Karl Graul translated the Kural into German, claiming that Kural is closer to the Christian preaching and offers a model of Tamil worldview. Are arranged into 3 main sections and 133 chapters 630 couplets have appeared in print with matters... 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