I’m humbled and delighted and honored by David Shulman’s recent review of THE KURAL in the New York Review of Books, “Cosmic Oceans Squeezed into Atoms.”
Along with Archana Venkatesan’s wonderful introduction, Shulman’s essay does a beautiful job of introducing the Kural to an English-speaking audience and of showing what makes it the extraordinary work that it is.
As Shulman writes, “The idiosyncratic wisdom of the Tirukkural’s poetry is about aliveness, perhaps the most elusive of human goals.”
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