The Stupid Guru and His Foolish Disciples

     Veerama Munivar’s hilarious Tamil classic Paramartha Guruvin Kathai translated into English retaining the folk humour throughout. The Book also contains the translation of Veerama Munivar’s thought-provoking treatise in the form of conversation Vaman Charithram (The Sinner and the Saint).


…of course a childhood treasure, and after all these years and in an English version, I find it fascinating reading

– Dr. K.R.Srinivasa Iyengar

P.Raja deserves our congratulations for giving us such an easy flowing translations of a bunch of tales that have stood the test of time. He has done well to present this story of Father Beschi also in this volume which is at once rib-ticklingly boisterous and profoundly thought-provoking. Truly, a volume for all generations.

 – (Dr. Prema Nandakumar in Mother India)

…With no intrinsic literary value as such in the story, what the translator has to do is to retain the humour with all its spontaneity and naturalness, catching the spirit rather than the letter behind the original, as the translator himself has rightly said. Raja can legitimately feel proud that he has done this with remarkable success.

 – (S.V. in The Indian Express)

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