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Who is the compiler of the famous book 'Tirukkural'?

A. Kalidas

B. Tiruvalluvar

C. Kabir

D. Mirabai

1. C
2. A
3. D
4. B

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : B

The Correct Answer is "B".

  • Thiruvalluvar was the author of the book ‘Tirukkural (also known as the Kural).
  • It is a classic Tamil Sangam literature consisting of 1330 couplets or Kurals.
  • The book is also called the fifth Veda or ‘Bible of the Tamil Land’.
  • The Tirukkural, or shortly the Kural, is a classic Tamil language text consisting of 1,330 short couplets of seven words each, or kurals.
  • The text is divided into three books with aphoristic teachings on virtue (Aram), wealth (porul), and love (inbam), respectively.
  • Considered one of the greatest works on ethics and morality, it is known for its universality and secular nature.
  • Its authorship is traditionally attributed to Valluvar, also known in full as Thiruvalluvar.
  • The text has been dated variously from 300 BCE to 5th century CE.
  • It emphasizes non-violence and moral vegetarianism as virtues for an individual.

  • The 12-foot-tall stone statue of renowned Tamil poet and philosopher-saint Thiruvalluvar was inaugurated at Mela Bhawan in Haridwar, Uttarakhand by Chief minister Harish Rawat.
  • The process of introducing the Thiruvalluvar statue in Uttarakhand was initiated by the former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Uttarakhand Tarun Vijay.

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