Kumaranasan's poetry has ever attracted reader's minds, defeating the flow of time. Among his works, Karuna is a noteable one. This great epic that tells the tragic story of Vasavadatta is interpreted in a simple manner for readers by Prof. Vattaparambil Gopinatha Pillai. This edition also carries a detailed study if the work and annotations of important lines. An edition most useful for teachers, students and ordinary readers.