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By:Rajiv Malhotra, India
Date: Monday, 2 April 2018, 4:34 pm

Dr. Nagaswamy compares Thirukkural & Dharma Shastra

This is part 2 of a 3-part interview with Dr. Nagaswamy.

In this episode, Dr. Nagaswamy discusses Volume 2 of Thirukkural and explains its very close relationship with Sanskrit shastras. The subject mater of Volume 2 concerns social & political aspects of ruling.

He explains how the seminal Tamil and Sanskrit texts list the same qualifications and duties of rulers and their advisors.

He also explains that even in Buddha's foremost text there is a whole chapter on the qualities of Brahmins who are involved in public life. This matches what Manu writes on the subject.

Dr. Nagaswamy's work falsifies the recent divisive trends claiming that Brahmins were hated in Buddha's teachings and in Thirukkural.

The first part of this interview, “Dr. Nagaswamy Demolishes Dravidianism”, can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/C0KMXbtoTcg