|TIRUKKURAL is a poetic composition of
great antiquity in the Tamil literature. Many great minds have shed their powerful,
radiant light on this gem and justly famous classic of Tamil literature.
In its essence Tirukkural is a treatise par
excellence on the art of living. Tiruvalluvar, the author, diagnoses the intricacies of
human nature with such penetrating insight, perfect mastery and consummate skill absorbing
the most subtle concepts of modern psychology, that one is left wondering at his sweep and
depth. His prescriptions, leavened by godliness, ethics, morality and humanness are
sagacious and practical to the core. They cut across castes, creeds, climes and ages and
have a freshness, which makes one feel as if they are meant for the present times.