At first I was unsure if I would be able to attend the complete course, due to other commitments. Also I’m more of a reader and observer, so I was hesitant about how the experience of an online live course would be, and whether I would be a good fit for the class.
But I found that I really enjoyed the course and looked forward to sessions for an oasis of calm to introspect about what life is all about. I enjoyed the lectures the most. To me, they brought about several “aha” moments, both at a personal level and at a more abstract level. I found the lectures both poetic and down to earth, which was very comforting. I also enjoyed the thorough and detailed notes and a very pleasant website where I could revisit the lecture at leisure.
This is indeed a lovely course – I think it is a gentle yet meaningful introduction to the Kural which doesn’t dumb down any aspect of it. I was already planning on reading the translation by myself and the course has given me a lot of encouragement to revisit the world of literature and poetry – in Tamil and others. Thank you for a lovely and thoughtful course, and more importantly a true and heartfelt translation!