Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

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The Immortal Kural
The Immortal Kural

  • Publisher : Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
  • By : V.C. Kulandai Swamy
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2002
  • Pages : 114
  • Weight : 150 gm.
  • Size : 14.6 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
  • ISBN-10: 8172015895
  • ISBN-13: 978-8172015893

The Kural by Thiruvalluvar is an ancient work of the Sangam Age. The author raises the query: 'What is it that makes the Kural immortal?', and tries to seek an answer.
The author highlights Valluvar's penetrating insight into the unshifting foundations of life and his extraordinary genius for abstraction and generalization. It is strikingly different from any book or commentary so far written on the Kural.

About The Author : V.C. Kulandai Swamy :

Prof. Kulandai Swamy, a well known writer in Tamil, his literary contributions comprise mainly poems; he has also written articles and books on varied topics ranging from literary criticism to modernization of Tamil language. Prof. Swamy was given Sahitya Akademi Award in 1988 and was conferred the national honour of Padma Shri in 1922 and Padma Bhushan in 2002 by the President of India.

A Noble Heritage : A Collection Of Short Stories Based On The Folklore Of Saurashtra
A Noble Heritage : A Collection Of Short Stories Based On The Folklore Of Saurashtra
  • Publisher : Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
  • By : Jhaverchand Meghani
  • Cover : Unknown Binding
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2003
  • Pages : 113
  • Weight : 226 gm.
  • Size : 8.6 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches

The book is one of the three published by the Bhavan. The stories are based on chivalry, bravery and other values and are illustrated with sketches, truly representative of the folk art and the environment of the contemporary Saurashtra. Each story carries a map of Saurashtra showing the sites of these stories.
Thirteen stories titled 'Jatashankar, the village courier,', 'A gharasiya woman,' 'A deed', 'Hospitality' and others are included in this book. Jatashankar is a village courier who begins talking to a couple walking from one village to another at night. Dacoits attack them and he dies while protecting the woman. Her husband goes away but she commits sati on the pyre of Jatashankar, an acquaintance of just an hour or so because he fought for her honour. Stories like these which show the courage, the principles and the thinking of people of Saurashtra are told in this book.


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