Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma with Archana Venkatesan

Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma, an author, poet, performer, and teacher, who read at Elliott Bay back in the seemingly old days of 2019 for his book, The Safety of Edges, is virtually here this time, with his newly published translation of the classic Tamil masterpiece, The Kural, or Tirvalluvar’s Thirukkural (Beacon Press).

“This translation provides a refreshing remembrance and illustration (without the usual reprimands and dire warnings) of how to be a good steward of the planet and what it means to live a good life—a much-needed map of astonishingly humane guidance and care.” —Aimee Nezhukumatathil.

Joining Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma in conversation for this will be University of California professor and translator Archana Venkatesan, who also wrote the Introduction to this book.

Co-presented by Tasveer.




The Kural: Tiruvalluvar's Tirukkural Cover Image
By Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma (Translated by), Andrew Harvey (Foreword by), Archana Venkatesan (Introduction by), Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma (Preface by)
ISBN: 9780807003619
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - January 11th, 2022

The Safety of Edges Cover Image
ISBN: 9780578438351
Availability: Ships in 2-10 Days
Published: Marrowstone Press - February 14th, 2019

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 6:00pm
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