Tasveer proudly co-sponsors the book release of ‘The Kural’
Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksmas presents a special publication day reading and discussion of The Kural (Beacon Press), his new translation of Tiruvalluvar’s Tirukkural, a Tamil masterpiece of poetry and practical philosophy. On par with other world classics such as the Tao Te Ching, The Kural has long been underserved by translators, who tend to sacrifice its poetry for what they see as its ideas. This new translation draws on two decades of study under the Tamil scholar Dr. K. V. Ramakoti, as well as on the poetic tradition of W. S. Merwin, Wendell Berry, William Carlos Williams, and Denise Levertov, to do justice to the genius of the original and the subtlety of its understanding of life. Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma appears in conversation with Archana Venkatesan, who wrote the forward to his book.