School of Kural: Thirukkural’s Place among World Philosophies of Wisdom

Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), ACM, Ngee Ann Auditorium 1 Empress Place, Singapore, Singapore

I'm delighted to be speaking on a panel about The Kural at the Singapore Writers Festival. Here is a description of this multilingual discussion: Written by the Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar, and translated into more than 40 languages, the Thirukkural is a classic book of Tamil wisdom poetry. Where is the place of the Thirukkural among […]

An Apprenticeship to Aliveness

Sai University One Hub Road, OMR, Paiyanur, Tamil Nadu, India

I'm thrilled to be speaking in Sai University's Centre for Creative Writing and Translation in association with the Chennai Mathematical Institute’s Arts Initiative. Please join me for this free online program.

The Music and Majesty of the Kural

Anna Centenary Library Gandhi Mandapam Rd, Surya Nagar, Kotturpuram, Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Please join me and several illustrious speakers in this celebration of Tiruvalluvar's Tirukkural. The event will be preceded by coffee and followed by dinner.

Free

At Last: An Evening of Music, Poetry, and Theatre

Medai Black Box Theatre 3 rd floor 16, 1st Cross St, Cooperative Colony, Sri Ram Nagar, Alwarpet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

It's my honor and delight to be part of this benefit concert for Vishranthi, a home for elderly and destitute women.

Online Talk through the King County Library System

King Country Library System Online Event WA, United States

I'm delighted to be offering a free talk and Q&A about the Kural through the King County Library System in Washington State. Here is the event description: "In South India, the Kural is revered as a guide to practicing goodness and good sense in daily life. Yet this masterpiece of world literature, on par with […]

Free

Tamil Language Festival Singapore

Singapore , Singapore

I'm delighted to be presenting at the Tamil Language Festival in Singapore. SATURDAY 15 April 2023 RICHES OF THE EAR: WORDS, WONDER, AND TIRUVALLUVAR’S TIRUKKURAL BY THOMAS HITOSHI PRUIKSMA 10am - 12 noon Organiser: Tamil Language Council Venue: The POD – National Library Building SUNDAY 16 April 2023 ASTONISHING GLORY: THE BEAUTY OF AND IN […]

Being One with the Earth

TAMIL AND TAMILAR DIASPORA STUDIES INITIATIVE @ FIU Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL, United States

In honor of Earth Day, I'm giving an online talk about Tiruvalluvar and ecological ethics. The event is free. Simply register in advance at https://go.fiu.edu/92102503625

Taller Than a Mountain BONUS CLASS

thomaspruiksma.com

I'm very excited to announce my upcoming online course on the Kural, Taller Than A Mountain. It starts May 18, with a bonus class on May 4 for people who register early. Learn more about the course.

Taller Than a Mountain SESSION ONE

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How do you live and act ethically in a complex and changing world? And how do you relate with integrity and love to the workings of wealth and power? In Tamil-speaking south India, the Kural is revered as a guide to goodness and good sense in the nitty-gritty of daily life. Its great practicality, openness, […]

Taller Than a Mountain SESSION TWO

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How do you live and act ethically in a complex and changing world? And how do you relate with integrity and love to the workings of wealth and power? In Tamil-speaking south India, the Kural is revered as a guide to goodness and good sense in the nitty-gritty of daily life. Its great practicality, openness, […]

Taller Than a Mountain SESSION THREE

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How do you live and act ethically in a complex and changing world? And how do you relate with integrity and love to the workings of wealth and power? In Tamil-speaking south India, the Kural is revered as a guide to goodness and good sense in the nitty-gritty of daily life. Its great practicality, openness, […]

TALLER THAN A MOUNTAIN | A 7-part live course on the Kural | Free intro April 13  LEARN MORE
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