Tamil books of law (Tamil: தமிழ் நீதி நூல்கள், Tamiḻ nīti nūlkaḷ?) or the more correct, Classical Tamil phrase, (Tamil: தமிழற நூற்கள், Tamiḻaṟa nūṟkaḷ?) are didacticTamil works aimed to promote ஒழுக்கம் (order) among people. They were composed with intent to propound moral guidelines, often without specific religious affiliation, hence, many consider them to be secular. They are comparable to the dharmashastra of the Vedic culture.