Statue

Tiruvalluvar

Inscription

Tiruvalluvar. Author of the Tirukkural, the classic text of Tamil philosophy and ethics. Unveiled by: His Excellency Dr. L. M. Singhvi, High Commissioner for India in U.K. 13th May 1996.
In the Presence of: Sir Robert Wade-Gery: Chairman, Governing Body. Mr Michael McWilliam: Director. School of Oriental and African Studies.
Presented by: The government of Tamilnadu

The English text is preceded with a piece of text in a script we don't recognise and certainly can't type.

Site: SOAS (3 memorials)

WC1, Thornhaugh Street, SOAS

School of Oriental and African Studies, part of the University of London. The building on the right is by Lasdun.  The young trees at the left, planted in memory of two murdered students are for, left to right: Krishnamoorthy, Senitt.

Thiruvalluvar Day is celebrated here each year, in 2018 on 19 January.

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Tiruvalluvar

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Tiruvalluvar

Author of the Tirukkural, the classic text of Tamil philosophy and ethics. T...

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The government of Tamilnadu

Tamilnadu is the state in the south-east part of India.

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Michael McWilliam

Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies.

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Dr. L. M. Singhvi

High Commissioner for India in the UK, 1991-7: after V. K. Krishna Menon, he ...

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Sir Robert Wade-Gery

Robert Lucien Wade-Gery was born on 22 April 1929 at 41 Museum Road, Oxford, ...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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Alan Senitt

Alan Senitt

Alan Charles Senitt, 26 Dec. 1978 - 09 Jul. 2006, SOAS Masters student, 2005/...

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Bhavana Krishnamoorthy

Bhavana Krishnamoorthy

This tree was planted to celebrate the life of Bhavana Krishnamoorthy, 1975 -...

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