Section 00_Prepare 12_Distant_Reading

  1. Thinking back to your first Distant Reading assignment, what went well and what could you improve based on that experience?

  2. When reading the primary and secondary sources on the Tirukkural, what can you conclude about the message presented in this text?

  3. Are there any other literary pieces written that have similar religious or non-religious beliefs that resemble those of the Tirukkural?

  4. Based on the sources, why was the Tirukkural one of the greatest literature pieces written? Why is it still popular today?

  5. What fact or statement stands out to you from this week’s sources?