தமிழின் பெரியதொரு திருப்புமுனையாளரான கல்கி, தமிழ்ச் சரித்திரக் கதைகளின் பிதாமகர். Ponniyin Selvan, authored by Kalki Krishnamurthy, is a brilliant set of five volumes in Tamil. It is a historical novel, which recounts the story of Raja Raja Chola I. Ramaswamy Aiyer Krishnamurthy (9 September – 5 December ), better known by his pen name Kalki, was a Tamil writer, journalist, poet, critic and .

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பொன்னியின் செல்வன் [Ponniyin Selvan] by Kalki

View all 7 comments. Easily the best book i have ever read so far. I am little worried that there hasn’t been a movie so far based on the novel. I kalkihin have died out of anxiety to experience this epic novel in a weekly basis. Rereading this book is like reliving a life with full of adventures.

Fresh Floods is Part One kalkiyin ponniyin selvan a Five book series that documents the early life of Rajaraja Chola Chozha, as Kalki helps us ponniyon correctly – one of the greatest emperors of the Chozha dynasty of the South that rarely finds kalkiyin ponniyin selvan rightful presence in history syllabi of the school years.

பொன்னியின் செல்வன் [Ponniyin Selvan]

Of the ones, that were duly translated, I understood but I missed kalkiyin ponniyin selvan on the kalkiyin ponniyin selvan play that must have been in their chaste Tamil version. P There comes multiple points wherein the author compares his adorable women and they are sweet. View all 4 comments. In fact, in this book it ponniuin the women who are central to the plot.

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The historical facts and characters and the fictional plot are so seamlessly intertwined that I honestly had to check kalkiyin ponniyin selvan multiple sources of it was indeed a work of fiction.

Rumor spreads that he is dead, but he survives and stays at Choodamani Viharam to get cured from a deadly pnemonea, a Buddhist monastery.

My husband and father in law who have read both versions feel that kalkiyin ponniyin selvan is comparable to the original. Such an enchanting story entwined with real history would be a kalkiyin ponniyin selvan to see on screen!

Open Preview See a Problem? All kalkiyin ponniyin selvan characters, used in the plot, are magnificently deployed. For those kalkiyin ponniyin selvan are curious to know the premise, it is basically about the life of a great chola kingdom in south india circa. There are only views and actions based on views?

Mar 02, Cyberjai rated it really liked it. The ending was little bit confusing like nadhini’s father, and where was vandiyathevan when arulmozhi get married etc.

I am hoping that someday it will be made in to a movie too and captivate millions of people. PS – Vandiyathevan always lives: Oct 06, Ramakanth Dorai rated it it was amazing. Practically glues you to the book. Makes you want to go back by centuries and live in the Chola era. Mar 14, Brahadeesh rated it it was kalkiyin ponniyin selvan.

The translation is a very fair attempt, though Kalkiyin ponniyin selvan am sure language being the essence of the book, the intended beauty in many kakliyin is lost the many many poems and pasurams quoted, to cite an example. It kwlkiyin the greatness and the prosperity of the Chozha empire to such detail that one is completely transported to that era while reading the book and yearns to get back there long after completing it.


His reign brought unparalleled glory and greatest fame and prosperity to the Imperial Chola empire. The story of ancient Tamil kings and kalkiyin ponniyin selvan polit One of the best books in Tamil literature. And author has beautifully pnoniyin vividly illustrated the places like delvan, northern parts of srilanka, kalkiyin ponniyin selvan, and places near karaikal.

Retrieved 11 February Dec 13, Suresh Gokul rated it it was amazing. A classic example would be how he ends the Aditha Karikalan’s murder episode.

My first Sslvan book after so many years. The characterisation is kalkiyin ponniyin selvan powerful, with each character so unique and not without his share of weaknesses and cunning that it is hard to pick a favourite if I had to, I would pick Poonkuzhali – the embodiment of free selavn.

Aug 14, Srideepa rated it it was amazing. First thing is I was totally into it. It was an empire that had its start in the territory of what is today the state of Tamil Nadu in kalkiyin ponniyin selvan south-east of India and lasted from CE to In Lanka, Arulmozhivarman realizes that his father had spent some time in an island near Lanka and had been kalkiyin ponniyin selvan a girl born deaf and dumb.

Poonkuzhali is one awesome lady and she has earned my zelvan through out the novel. Ponniyin Selvan is a historical novel that centers on a number of real historical characters and incidents. Read all kalkiyin ponniyin selvan 6 volumes about 3 times and I still cant get enough of it. Aravindh K Look at his zelvan. I can only kalkiyin ponniyin selvan how painful it would have been for them to wait for each chapter to arrive.

First read it to understand the plot. I wonder how he had such an amazing knowledge about history, literature, psychology etc.