Old Tamil Poetry

Translations of Tamil Poetic works that span 2000 years

Thirukkural – 554

Unjust ruler who acts recklessly, will lose
both his prosperity and citizenry’s respect.

கூழுங் குடியும் ஒருங்கிழக்கும் கோல்கோடிச்
சூழாது செய்யும் அரசு.

கோல்கோடி – With bent scepter / deviating from justice – unjust
சூழாது செய்யும் – acting without thinking of consequences – recklessly

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