Thirukkural in Oriya (ଓଡ଼ିଆ)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Surprisingly, there are five translations of the Kural in Oriya, all published after the 80s. To the best of my knowledge, the latest one was by Biswanath Misra who translated the classic in 1996 (see table below).

 

Publications of Tirukkural in Oriya language

 No

 Year

Translator

Titles

Publishers

Remarks

1

1978

Chittaranjan Das

Kural [Oriya]

Bhubaneswar: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

154 p.

2

1985

Kshirod Dash

Tirukkuralu

 

Sambalpur,

A translations in verse

3

1992

Nityanada Acharya

Tirukkural: Book of Sacred Couplets

Agragami Karyalaya, Balangir, Orissa

Only the first two books translated

4

1994

G.N. Das

‘Vidyapuri’

Publishers of Cuttack

Complete translation in verse

5

1996

Biswanath Misra

Tirukkural

Bhubaneswar

 

 

     The translation I have managed to procure is that of G.N. Das. Published by Vidyapuri publishers, Cuttack, the work is a complete translation in verse. Mr. Das's Oriya translation is based on a Hindi translation of Tirukkural by M.G. Venkatakrishnan. He has also apparently referred to the English translations by P.S. Sundaram and Drew & Lezarus and Sanskrit translation by S.N. Sriramadesikan.[1] Mr. Das was an IAS officer who, after his retirement in 1972, undertook the study of saintly literatures, especially that of Kabir.

 

 

Looking forward to convert G.N. Das's Oriya translation into electronic form.
The couplets will be uploaded once this task is accomplished.

 

Route your comments & suggestions to the author through this address.

 

 

[1] Sundararajan, S. 1997 Foreword. In: Thirukkural in Oriya. Translator: G.N. Das. Vidyapuri, Cuttack. Pp vii.

 

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