Ponniyin Selvan, authored by Kalki Krishnamurthy, is a brilliant set of five volumes It is a historical novel, which recounts the story of Raja Raja Chola I.Ponniyin Selvan means The son of Ponni It chronicles the story of Arulmozhivarman, who was crowned as Raja Raja Chola I in the later years The books in this set detail extensively on many of the real historical fiPonniyin Selvan, authored by Kalki Krishnamurthy, is a brilliant set of five volumes It is a historical novel, which recounts the story of Raja Raja Chola I.Ponniyin Selvan means The son of Ponni It chronicles the story of Arulmozhivarman, who was crowned as Raja Raja Chola I in the later years The books in this set detail extensively on many of the real historical figures from the renowned Chola dynasty, such as Vijayalaya Chola, Kulothunga Chola I, Gandaraditya, Madhurantaka, Arinjaya Chola, Parantaka Chola II, and Uttama Chola, among other characters Raja Raja Chola was the second son of Parantaka Chola II and the Queen Vaanamaadevi Kundavai was Raja Raja Chola s elder sister whom he had immense admiration and respect for He built a temple which still is world famous, the Brihadeeswarar Temple, well known as Periya Kovil This novel is a must for History aficionados who wish to learn about the Chola dynasty and the famous temple It is considered as one of the best historical novels ever to be penned in the language of Tamil, by one of the most revered Tamil writer Kalki Krishnamurthy.
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Its my all time favorite I have read this book about 15 times and would read it even times in my life I have read this putting myself in the place of 1 2 3 4 5 6 and The characters I like the most is 1 2 3 4 .5 I have seen me in every one of these characters and thats the victory of this novel as far as I can see it.
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Ponniyin SelvanKalkiDone with Ponniyin Selvan I would say, I have been living a life with the kings, the princes, the warriors and the other characters of Ponniyin Selvan from the day I started reading the novel The novel narrates the story of the Chozhas and their beautiful lives in the 11th century.Kalki is the main reason I loved the book The novel is complete in all aspects It has history centering around the real historical characters and incidents, romance, bravery and what not Most import [...]
Ponniyin Selvan is a Tamil historical fiction novel written by Kalki based on real events It narrates the story of Arulmozhivarman later crowned as Rajaraja Chola I , one of the kings of the Chola Dynasty during the 10th and 11th centuries This historic novel serialised for a period of three and a half years The story is based in the 11th century Tamil empire of the legendary Cholas Chozhas , with the great Raja Raja Chola being one of the characters Other characters are interspersed into the st [...]
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This book is just amazing It has everything in it It gives one hell of a roller coaster ride where you can come across art, history, philosophy and You will end up loving all the characters whether its protagonist or antagonist Kalki s words and use of language is just mind blowing I wonder how he had such an amazing knowledge about history, literature, psychology etc This is my first book that I read in my Tamil Language and I am very much happy about it.
.When I read this first line and subsequently a chapter of this epic in Tamizh, I immediately realised how lame I had been to read the English translation The greatness of the Tamizh culture and heritage and the awe inspiring dynasties that ruled over Tamil Nadu in the 10th century form the very core of this book, and it is almost unjust to have not read it in Tamil The translation by Karthik Narayanan is what I picked up bound by the inadequacies of my Tamil reading skills and nevertheless, it [...]
Lot of information about the activities of various kings came from inscriptions like these as well as copper plates like the Anbil one The Thiruvalangadu copper plates state, The Chozha people were very keen that after Sundara Chozhan, Arulmozhi Varman should ascend the throne and rule their country But Arulmozhi Varman respected the right of his Uncle Uttama Chozhan, the son of his father s younger brother, Kandaradithan, to the throne and crowned him King.This was my first Indian historic nove [...]
Excellent First read it to understand the plot Sencond time, for deeper plot understandingThird time, read it completely with narrations of even silliest things Fourth time and subsequent times, to answer your doubts and for the happiness that this book provides you How did the author taught me about Chola a branch of chola dynasty How did the author tell that there is no good or bad There are only views and actions based on views I would have read many novels and will read many However, nothin [...]
Good At the end of every chapter,there is a suspense.
I am not even a worthy person to write a review about the greatest historical novel I have ever read in both tamizh and english put together For those who are curious to know the premise, it is basically about the life of a great chola kingdom in south india circa 1000 AD king Raja Raja Chola before he ascended the throne It is narrated by a Vandhiya thevan who is also one of the protagonist The story takes place during the time of political instability in the chola kingdom or to put it precisel [...]
Many thanks to Kalki for bringing me the habit of reading books When I was pursuing my Master s degree at Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, it was happened to read Kalki s PARTHIBAN KANAVU thanks for my room mate a good reader then , ofcourse I started the novel by 7.10 pm as a short time pass until the dinner 7.30 pm But I was trapped by his writing and I lost my dinner that night and finally put down the book after 12.00 I never thought of reading a full book before, but it had hap [...]
One of the best books in Tamil literature When I am about to buy this book, I had a hesitation, Can I go ahead and buy because of the obvious fear, will I be able to read 1500 or pages of this book will I ever complete But, after I started reading, I was happy for my decision to buy this book The very first page drawn me and as with each page, I am and excited to know whats next To my surprise, I completed the book over a weekend.The story of ancient Tamil kings and the politics that they hav [...]
One of my most favorite books Read all the 6 volumes about 3 times and I still cant get enough of it I live in USA and whenever I miss my days in Pudukkottai thats where I started reading this I start reading a couple of pages from this The characters are so well justified and every character is unique My favorite is vandhiyathevan
Best book I have ever read All tamils please read this book atleast once
dropbox s tdhazvuhghiWelcome to Ponnyin Selvan Group group show 1The best Tamil Historical novel about Chola dynasty Most of the story based on Archaeological findings, Ancient Tamil poems, Stone and brone inscriptions, the great Thanjai Periya kovil Temple built by the Great Raja Rajan Chola,and folks.No one can beat the story telling and presentation of this novel Whenever the author introduce a character or a place in this story, he make me to visualize them through his description So no I m [...]
For the first 10 to 20 pages, i wondered why everybody likes this book but after that, i gone mad about this ,I never felt like closing the book i suggested to all of my friends Basically i am from thanjavur where the story belongs to , felt like how did i missed this till the time
A spectacular novel on medieval cholas I can now understand what that hype was all about This is one of the best historical fiction that I have ever read, the other best being Sivakamiyin Sabatham by the same legend The characters here are strong, dynamic and have an ulterior motive One even sympathizes with the anatagonist, Nandhini Sometimes I even suffer from Stockholm syndrome wishing good ending for her Such is her beauty, charisma and brains The characters on the other end of the spectrum [...]
I am seriously out of words to describe this EPIC of a novel by the GREAT Amarar Kalki But if there s one word to describe this book, it would be BRAMMAANDAM This novel would make its readers want to travel to all the places mentioned in it I m so proud to be a Thamizhian Reading this book took me to a whole new world where I saw myself with the characters of this book.My favourite charcters from this book are 1 Vanthiyathevan2 Kundhavai3 Poonguzhali4 Oomai Rani5 Arulmozhi Varman6 Aazhvaarkadiya [...]
The famous book among Tamil people and it is a good read too I got craze in this story because of my college friends, we used to call ourselves the characters from the book and play small drama at hostels But was not knowing why this story is important.en I started to read this book after graduation when I got a break before post graduate admission Wow it is because of this book, I got interested to know about Tamil history, the joy of reading no one can express it in words There is Tamil cultu [...]
The ultimate journey of history that s how this book should be termed From the boring lectures and yawns of classrooms, Kalki the author developed a class apart for history with his own style of narration and vivid exemplifications Leave aside the story about Raja Raja, after whom the book is named its the fascinating experience that the author has brought right in front of our faces while reading this book Anyone is certain to experience the historic age path when they read this book.This is TH [...]
Easily the best book i have ever read so far The way the author takes you through the 2000 pages is simply stunning Practically glues you to the book addictive, rich in characterization The fact that this was actually a 1950 weekly magazine s serial that ran successfully for 3 years is overwhelming I would have died out of anxiety to experience this epic novel in a weekly basis Thanks to the awesome compilation, i am alive to tell the tale Man, there should have been a my best book tag PS Vandiy [...]
It took me months to wake myself out of Thanjai, Ilangai and basically out of the Ponniyin Selvan world It was Fantasy as never experienced before The characters are still alive even years after reading this master piece Thibika Shanmugam s illustrations brought the whole Chozhan dynasty to life Poonkuzhali is one awesome lady and she has earned my admiration through out the novel LOVED HER
One of the best novels which i read Amazing description of the characters and perfect plot of the story.Arul Mozhi varman will wander around our mind and heart even after we completed this Epic Not only him, Vanthiya thevan and many other characters will also capture some good quantity of flesh from our heart.One of the very few novels which i have planned to read it again.
Here we go Finished reading this finally.Everybody in my family had already read it.The book lived to the hype it had created in me and made me realize the true genius of Kalki.If you ever want to name a book as page turner ,it is this one.A pure historical fictionMy sister had read this one than 4 times when she was 18.Now I see why
Ponniyin selvan is one of the finest historical fiction in tamil,you can t shelve this book in one genre has loads of everything historical facts,romance,action,comedy,thrillerny of them tried this novel to cinema but could nt,thats shows the scale of this masterpieceA MUST READ
Unbelievable novel A masterpiece Makes you want to go back by centuries and live in the Chola era A rare gem of a novel Must read
I am an amateur reader Ponniyin Selvan is the first Tamil novel I ve ever read Initially, while holding 2400 page novel, I doubt whether I could finish reading this book or not, and finally I do finished reading it Author Kalki has meticulously mixed the great history of Chola kingdom with an interesting fictional plot, which makes us involuntarily turn pages The story happens during medieval Chola period, under the rule of Sundara Cholan It is a perfect mix of politics, romance, and history, wh [...]
This would be my first review of a book in my whole life time This is the first time i read a book contains than 500 pages.When I started this book I regretted most of the time thinking about what I have been doing my whole life without reading this book.First thing is I was totally into it The way they the author described the characters and the way story moves rapidly into our heart Wow no words describe that feel It explains the culture of cholas and about their friends and foe s The most fa [...]
I was amazed by his spectacular command over the Tamil language and his imaginations His way of describing scenes would make us to feel as if it is happening just infront of our eyes He had strained his muscles to make sure that he had not altered the untold history, thereby not making any hypothesis for certain incidents like Aditha Karikalan s murder.After finishing this book, we can feel that we have developed an affinity towards the language Tamil , the Chola dynasty and the legacy left behi [...]