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Learning from the Mahabharatha

Published: 09th December 2014 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th December 2014 06:04 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Writer Pazha Karuppaiah is a multi-dimensional personality, said Tamil scholar and philosophical speaker Suki Sivam. He was speaking at the launch of Karuppaiah’s book Mahaba-ratham Maperum Vivatham on Sunday.

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“I consider Karuppaiah as a ‘modern Vyasar’. In his book, the author has mentioned few good qualities that ‘Dharmar’ possessed, though he refused to accept that Dharmar was a man of good characters. For me, Dharmar was an evil minded man. No person is 100 per cent good or bad, this uncertainty is the advantage of human race,” he said.

Industrialist Nalli Kuppusamy presided over the event organised by Brahma Gana Sabha at Rani Seeta Hall, Anna Salai.

Speaking on the lines of the subject the book dealt with, Suki said that while no one can deny Vedas, but it can be interpreted in various ways.

“I consider Prophet Muhammad Nabi a true Brahmin because he gave away everything he had to the poor and needy all through his life. Such persons who live as the face of society are considered as Brahmins. It cannot be acquired by birth,” he said.

He also emphasising on the importance of Bhagavad Gita and said that a world without war is possible, but society without struggle is not. This was the core of Gita, he said.

According to Aranga Ramalingan, professor at University of Madras , who was also present at the event, “The book is one among the few, which sold many copies even before its launch.”

He added that the writer had approached the epic in a different angle and had brought out many things that were unknown to people.  Justice V Ramasubramanian was the chief guest at the occasion and the first copy of the book was received by L Sabarathinam, chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

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