About the Book:
Thirukkural, the book of wisdom, that has stood the test of time for over 2000 years and still remains relevant as a guiding force for the mankind is a hallmark of ancient Indian civilization with a rich heritage, tradition and culture. It was written by saint Thiruvalluvar, who was born near Chennai in 30 BC. Thirukkural has been divided into three major divisions, viz., Virtue Wealth and Love. It has in all 1330 Verses. The Verses are in the form of couplets, rich in meaning, rhythm and diction. No area of human life has been left untouched by this great work by the Tamil saint. In this small book, humble attempt is made to identify 89 couplets from Thirukkural that have in them the essence of management thoughts of the ancient times and the meaning of these couplets is related to the contempo4rary management thoughts. Contemporary Management thoughts on the selected topics are explained in brief, interlaced with relevant couplets of Thirukkural that contain in them the wisdom of Thiruvalluvar. The entire work is so revealing that it would benefit both practicing managers and students of management studies immensely. One would find in the words of Thiruvalluvar a striking coincidence with the contemporary management thoughts and at times the wisdom of Thiruvalluvar would stand high above the contempory thinking.