Kural : The Great Book of Tiruvalluvar
|Publisher||BHARATIYA VIDYA BHAVAN|
|Country of Origin||India|
Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, popularly known as "Raj aj i" or "C.R" was a great patriot, astute politician, incisive thinker, great visionary and one of the greatest statesmen of all time. He was a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, hailed as conscience-keeper of the Mahatma. As an ardent freedom- fighter, as Chief Minister of Madras, as Governor of West Bengal, as Home Minister of India and as the first Indian Governor General of India, he rendered yeoman service to the nation and left an indelible impression on our contemporary life. Rajaji was closely associated with Kulapati Munshiji and he was among the distinguished founder-members of the Bhavan. The Bhavan had the privilege of publishing 18 books (see page ii) authored by 'him so far, the copyright of which he gifted to the Bhayan. All of Rajaji's works, especially on Marcus Aurelius, the Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads are popular. In Mahabharata and Ramayana he has displayed his inimitable flair for story- telling and the applying moral of stories to the. needs of modern times. In the present book Kural are given selections from the living ver.ses of the immortal Tamil Poet-Saint Tiru-Valluar. The selection are made with the acumen native to Rajaji and are explained in the English which is his own. They are sure to enrich the reader's mind. Rajaji passed away in 1972 at the age of 94.