Wednesday, March 17, 2010

VOC's biography of Tilak being brought out

Best remembered as Kappalottiya Tamilan for launching the first swadeshi shipping company, freedom fighter V.O. Chidambaram was also an accomplished Tamil scholar and writer.

Popularly known as VOC, he wrote commentaries on the Tirukkural, Sivagnanabotham and other works, besides translating four books of James Allen into Tamil.

While his other works are in print, his biography of Bal Gangadhar Tilak serialised in the Sunday editions of the Sri Lanka-based Tamil Daily, Veerakesari is being brought out for the first time as a book, thanks to the efforts of Ma.Ra. Arasu, former Tamil professor of Pachaiyappa's College.

Titled Tilaka Mahirishi, the book contains 17 pieces written between May 1933 and June 1934.

Full report here Hindu

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