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Contents

Division I : Aram (Righteousness)

Chapter 1 : Invocation

Chapter 2 : Glory of Rain

Chapter 3 : Glory of those who have relinquished

Chapter 4 : The power of righteousness

Chapter 5 : Family life

Chapter 6 : A good life partner

Chapter 7 : The boon of children

Chapter 8 : Possessing Love

Chapter 9 : Hospitality

Chapter 10 : Speaking pleasantly

Chapter 11 : Gratitude

Chapter 12 : Neutrality

Chapter 13 : Having restraint

Chapter 14 : Possessing Propriety

Chapter 15 : Not desiring another’s wife

Chapter 16 : Possessing Forbearance

Chapter 17 : Bearing no envy

Chapter 18 : Not coveting assets of others

Chapter 19 : Avoiding backbiting

Chapter 20: Avoiding vain speech

Chapter 21: Dread of (doing) evil deeds

Chapter 22: Awareness of, and alignment, to the ways of the world

Chapter 23: Charity

Chapter 24: Fame

Chapter 25: Being compassionate

Chapter 26: Spurning meat

Chapter 27: Penance

Chapter 28: Impropriety

Chapter 29: Avoid thoughts of swindling

Chapter 30: Truthfulness

Chapter 31: Avoiding anger

Chapter 32 : Refraining from harmful deeds

Chapter 33: Not killing (any living being)

Chapter 34 : Transience

Chapter 35 : Renunciation

Chapter 36 : Comprehending/grasping the truth

Chapter 37 : Relinquishing desire

Chapter 38 : Ool* (karma)

Division II : Porul ( The material world)

Chapter 39 : Qualities of a ruler

Chapter 40 : Learning

Chapter 41: Not learning

Chapter 42: Listening

Chapter 43 : Wisdom

Chapter 44 : Fending off faults

Chapter 45 : Seeking the company of great men

Chapter 46 : Shunning the company of petty folks

Chapter 47 : Assessing before executing /  Looking before you leap

Chapter 48 : Knowing the strengths

Chapter 49 : The right timing

Chapter 50 : Knowing the right Place

Chapter 51 : Assess before accepting

Chapter 52 : Assessing and assigning tasks

Chapter 53 : Embracing the kin

Chapter 54 : Avoiding complacence, forgetfulness and contempt

Chapter 55 : Justice

Chapter 56 : Tyranny and injustice

Chapter 57 : Refraining from terrifying deeds

Chapter 58 : Compassion

Chapter 59 : Managing intelligence operations

Chapter 60 : Possessing zeal

Chapter 61 : Not being lazy

Chapter 62 : Perseverance

Chapter 63 : Unfazed in the face of trouble

Chapter 64: Being a minister

Chapter 65 : The might of the word

Chapter 66 : Adopting the right means

Chapter 67 : Execution focus

Chapter 68 : Mode of Execution

Chapter 69 : Emissary

Chapter 70 : Being with the king

Chapter 71 : Discerning unspoken thoughts

Chapter 72 : Knowing the audience

Chapter 73 : Fearlessness in a forum

Chapter 74 : Country

Chapter 75 : Fortress

Chapter 76 : Means of wealth generation

Chapter 77 : Prowess of the armed forces

Chapter 78 : Pride of an army

Chapter 79 : Friendship

Chapter 80: Assessment before entering a friendship

Chapter 81: Rapport

Chapter 82: Adverse friendship

Chapter 83: Undesirable friendship

 

 

34 responses to “Contents

  1. Bharathi Bhaskaran

    March 8, 2013 at 8:54 am

    really a wonderful work done by u Mr. Kannan. Everybody is going towards the western culture, but u r using our Thirukkural as your medium to instruct management and leadership quality.
    My husband always says that this world is in Thirukkural, once we learn this nothing is required for us to learn.

     
    • Kannan

      March 10, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      Bharathi Bhaskaran – Thank you.

       
  2. dinesh kumar

    March 16, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    dear kannan it is really great job not a job its wonderful service .my friend mr.baskar has told about this website i am very eager to follow you.seeu soon.thank you.

     
    • Kannan

      March 19, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      Dear Dinesh – thank you.

       
  3. Lakshminarayanan.V

    April 22, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Congrats Mr.Kannan.Your work is Marvelous and incomparable. Please keep it up.

     
  4. Shiv

    August 29, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Hi Kannan,

    I am from Tamilnad but from quite an Anglicised town (no points for guessing which town:) )and a non-Tamil background. Although, I can fairly converse and sluggishly read Tamil that my grandmother taught me, I have had no real exposure to the Thirukkural except for when I used to hear some of my classmates talk about their Tamil lessons in school. Living outside Tamilnad for over a decade has really made me want to understand the things that I missed out on previously. I googled the Thirukkural and finally found your blog and I would like to express my deepest gratitude for your work. Thanks for the great job!

     
    • Kannan

      August 29, 2013 at 10:15 am

      Thank you, Shiv. Actually it is not easy to guess your town – almost entire Tamilnadu seems to getting Anglicised quite rapidly now🙂 But I am glad to see this resurgence of interest in our Tamil treasures, amongst those who didn’t get the opportunity to learn Tamil.

       
  5. C. Rajendiran

    September 15, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Dear Kannan,
    you are doing a great work. I have been regularly visiting your page ,ever since an article appeared in the Hindu about a year back on Seer7. I am on to Thirukkural for the past 7 year. Your translation is very simple and very close to the meaning of Thirukkural in Tamil. I could see that you try to catch the real meaning of Thirukkural without missing any portion of it.
    With Best Wishes
    C.Rajendiran

    Please read the contents in the link below
    http://voiceofvalluvar.org/eindex.php?do=peopleview
    (the site is yet to be launched)

     
    • Kannan

      September 15, 2013 at 8:02 am

      Thank you. Yes, my attempt is to try to stay as close to the original as possible. Good to hear from you that I am on the right track.

       
  6. Joanna David

    November 26, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Really amazed by the translation and thiruvalluvar who has really given these valuable truths that we should hold on to it.

     
  7. selva

    June 7, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Realy very simple traslation.congrats.இதை படங்களுடன் புத்தக வடிவில் வெளியிட்டால் பலரும் பயன் அடைவார்கள்.உங்களின் எளிய மொழிப்பெயர்ப்பை அனைவரும் கற்க வேண்டுகிறேன்.

     
    • Kannan

      June 7, 2014 at 11:58 am

      நன்றி செல்வா. மொழிபெயர்ப்பு கொஞ்ச நாட்களாகத் தடைபட்டிருக்கிறது. விரைவில் மீண்டும் எழுதத்தொடங்குகிறேன். முடித்தவுடன் புத்தகமாக்க முயல்கிறேன்.

       
  8. Dafiny

    August 19, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    where is Division III?????????

     
  9. Gopinath Nagarajan

    September 21, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Great work…Just happened to see today….

     
  10. Edwin Anthony

    September 22, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Thank you Kannan. I’m Tamil, but do not know how to speak the language. So this translation would be of great help. However, i know that Tamil words can mean more than English words, so i will study the language sometime in the near future.

    Thanks again.

     
    • Kannan

      September 23, 2015 at 11:49 am

      Yes, my translation is not a patch on the original. My best wishes for you to start reading it in Tamil soon. Thank you.

       
  11. Babou Parassouraman

    September 24, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Dear Kannan, What you are doing is simply superb and awesome. Thanks for this magnanimous task. Please update with 3 part too.

     
  12. Satish Chandra

    October 22, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Great Work Kannan,I do not have enough right words to appreciate your great work.I heard from my Grand Mother (Sri Late C.R.Pattamal) telling and singing kurals from this book.Keep it up.Satish Chandra

     
    • Kannan

      October 31, 2015 at 6:27 pm

      Thank you, Satish Chandra.

       
  13. Chander Mohan

    November 20, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    nice work just came to know about Thirukkural today itself and found it very interesting and basic to understand,

     
  14. R.Bakthavathsalam

    November 29, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Dear Kannan
    Vanakkam, True spirit and depth of the core are in your glorious work , Best wishes to reveal more
    treasures in Tamil to the eve of the world.
    kind regards
    Babu

     
  15. sreedharan kc

    December 5, 2015 at 4:02 am

    MEN CAN ONLY BE LEADED BY
    GREAT WORDS LIKE THIS
    FOR THAT WHAT THE READER NEEDED IS SORROWNESS AND PATIENCE TO ACCOMODATE ALL THE “SOOKTHAMS’
    IN IT

     
    • Nad Govender

      January 30, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      Dear Kannan
      I am a South African of Indian origin. My forefathers came from south India and I am of Tamil descent. I am a third generation Indian living in South Africa. We have beautiful temples and places of worship but lack the basic knowledge of our rich Tamil culture.
      Although we endeavour to practice the rituals such as Kavady , Purattasi, etc etc we lack understanding of the Kurul. Many tamilians in South Africa are even ignorant of the existance of such a masterpiece. They know the Gita, not the Kurul.
      I have started reading your translations and found the Kurul to be a fascinating book. Regret I didn’t start reading it earlier.
      Congratulations on an amazing job. Well done!
      Best regards
      Nadarajan Govender. ( Nad)

       
      • Kannan

        January 31, 2016 at 9:34 am

        Thank you, Nad. One of my key initial objectives was to make Kural well-known among non-Tamils. But I had started noticing that the Tamil diaspora across the world are searching for, and are following Thirukkural translation keenly. Your comment offers a fuller perspective on this.

        It will be even more delightful, if, someday, you can read the original and enjoy its beauty in a more pristine form.

         
  16. Gowdham

    January 8, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Dear Shri Kannan,

    Really good work. Pl keep it up.

    Gowdham

     
  17. Siva. MUTHUKKUMARASAMY.

    April 4, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Iniya Vanakkam Miga!, Great! I have studied many translations in ENGLISH! I find that you have deeply known the heart of Thiruvalluvar, the bard of universal thought. For example, the kural 266, has been differentlly understood by many translators but, yours is as same as the original in THAMIZH! Your flow is crystal clear. I want to know about you more. — Siva. Muthukkumarasamy, JR, Collectorate, Perambalur- 6212120.

     
    • Kannan

      April 10, 2016 at 3:00 am

      Thank you, Siva. I’ve written a bit about myself in the Introduction section. You can also connect with me through email – tkan75@gmail.com

       
  18. Siva. MUTHUKKUMARASAMY.

    April 4, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Iniya Vanakkam!, Great!

     
  19. PS

    May 3, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Excellent Job. Please let me know if you need any help?

     
  20. சிவா

    May 27, 2016 at 2:43 am

    அருமை..

     
  21. Tavamithram Sarvada

    September 13, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Vanakkam dear brother Kannan.

    I would like to express my deep appreciation for you and for your phenominal and exemplary work. This is an outstanding site which is well indexed with categories and it makes it so easy and convenient to study all the Kurals. Not only Tamilians but all of us Indians and also people of Indian origin are proud of our heritage and intellectual as well as spiritual enlightenment.

    The priceless wisdom of the Tirukkural needs to be made available to each and everyone in the world in order to make the planet a better and a saner place to live in.

    Best wishes to you.

    Jai Shri Krishna.

    Tavamithram

     
  22. Poobalan Les Govender

    September 28, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Vanakam, Kannan. I am a Tamil South African of Indian descent, my grandfather having come from Salem & settled here as a labourer. Although we do observe many festivals & prayers, we are still to read the many of the great Tamil scriptures that are available. Thank you for your wonderful effort in translating the Tirukkural as it has made it possible for people like me to understand & appreciate its profound meaning.

    Poobalan Les Govender

     
  23. Raja

    October 6, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    It is amazing. Is ther a mob app for thirukkural with same transalation. Great job my dear friend.

     
    • Kannan

      October 8, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      Thank you. There are mobile apps with other translations but none (that I know of) with this version, yet.

       

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