RAJA GOPALA CHARI, popularly known as "Rajaji"
or "C.R.", was a great patriot, astute politician, incisive thinker, and one of
the greatest of Indians.
As a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, he was an ardent freedom
fighter. In his capacity successively as Chief Minister of Madras, Governor of West
Bengal, Home Minister and the first Indian Governor General of India he rendered yeoman
service to the country and left an indelible impress on our contemporary life.
Rajajis books on Marcus Aurelius, the Bhagavad Gita and
the Upanishads are popular. But in Mahabharata he displays his inimitable flair for
telling stories and applying their moral to the needs of modem times. In the present
book Kural are given selections from the living verses of the immortal Tamil Poet-Saint
Tiru-Valluvar. The selections 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