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Vol. 3 No. 4 (2021): Volume 3, Issue 4, Year 2021

A comparative approach to the Morality of Purananuru and Shi Jing

Kalathi V
School of Asian Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing-100089, China
Suresh R

Published 2021-08-26


  • Aram,
  • Purananuru,
  • Chinese,
  • Tamil

How to Cite

V, K., & R, S. (2021). A comparative approach to the Morality of Purananuru and Shi Jing. International Research Journal of Tamil, 3(4), 16-23.

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This article compares the data on 'Aram' found in two classics, Purananuru in Tamil and Shi Jing (诗经) in China. In both the collections, it is learnt that the messages of morality are the nucleus. By comparison, we can see how savants are considered to be prominent in society, how their unbiased ideas have been presented to the states of that time and how they have been developed into ethical values. Thus, it is possible to see from comparison that literature originating in two different lands has some similarities and some differences in ethical ideas.


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