Book title: Quotable English Couplets
Author(s): M.R. Shetty
ISBN: 9788182743151
Publication Year: 2007
Binding: PB
Pages: 760
Price: Rs. 395
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About the Book:
This book titled “Quotable English Couplets” is a continuation of the previously published work called    “ Encyclopaedia of Quotable Couplets”. This volume took roughly fifty seven weeks to complete. 

Couplets are successive lines of verse that have both rhyme and metre and is a spontaneous form of expression used by man before the advent of the written word. 

The earliest recorded couplets were written by Thiruvalluvar in Tamil Classics and was called Thirukkural. It expressed universal truths in couplet form. Scholars generally date this work to the second century B.C. 

Most couplets in English and Urdu Literature were part of verse and popular in the fourteenth and tenth centuries respectively.


About the Author:
Mulki Radhakrishna Shetty was born in India. He was educated in Bangalore and qualified as a Physician from Madras University. He later studied in England, Canada and the United States, where he practiced Medical Oncology. In 2005 he authored to books “The Itinerant Indian” and “Encyclopaedia of Quotable Couplets” which found a place in the “Limca Book of Records 2007.” This book is the next  volume of couplets titled “ Quotable English Couplets.”  Written over a period of thirteen months. He now lives in Bangalore.

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