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Retired IRPS officer translates speeches of famous personalities

G. Marimuthu Photo : K. Pichumani   | Photo Credit: K_Pichumani

Former IRPS officer G. Marimuthu has launched his third book Great Speeches of Great Men that saved Humanity ( Manuda Amaidhikku Vazhivagutha Perarigyarin Peruraigal). The book is a translation of famous speeches delivered by well-known personalities.

“The book is aimed at instilling values in students and I have chosen speeches that have changed the destiny of the world,” says 63-year-old Marimuthu, who worked on the translation for close to a year.

A total of 41 speeches of international leaders and heads of nations, from the 1600s, find a place in the book.

The book begins with Michelle Obama’s speech and ends with that of Barrack Obama, as an appreciation of their oratorical skills. Queen Elizabeth’s statesmanship and Pope John Paul’s approach to religion are some of the messages the author has conveyed.

Seven women speakers are also celebrated in the book. Gandhi’s ‘The Great Trial’ speech and Kevin Rudd’s apology to ‘aborigines’ in Australia are the other highlights.

The author has previously written two books – Silappathigarathil Sirappana Vazhviyal Sinthanaigal and Arivupasikku Arumaiyana Sinthanaigal. With an educational background in history and law, Marimuttu’s aim to become a professor and educate the younger generation was unfulfilled. To fulfil this dream and to channelise his love for literature, he started writing.

“I am inspired by the speeches of Thamizharuvi Maniyan, Suki Sivam and Sudha Seshayyan,” says the resident of Arumbakkam, who plans to recite these speeches in government colleges and at training programmes.

The book is priced at Rs.169. “Proceeds from sales will be utilised to help students from poor and rural communities,” he says. For further details, call 9444628276.


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