All these are famous historical novels I have read through so far. Of these novels, Ponniyin Selvan has very good fame among the Tamil novel readers. Though each of the novels has got a place in my heart, I always love to read Vengayin Maindhan. Anyone born as a true Tamilian would accept and rejoice the reign of Chola kings; the temple works they have done, the wars they have fought, etc.

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Akilan was a freedom fighter, novelist, short-story writer, journalist, satirist, travel writer, playwright, script-writer, orator and critic. Early life Akilan was the pen name of Akilandam, who was born on 27 June at Perungalore. He spent his childhood in a small hamlet called Perungalore near Pudukottai. His father Vaithiya Lingam Pillai was an accounts officer and adored his only son Akilan very much. Unfortunately, the boy lost his loving father at an early age.

But his mother Amirthammal was a loving person, and being a creative person herself, she moulded her son into a writer. The author was attracted by Gandhian philosophy during his school days and he discontinued his college education at Pudukotai to join the freedom struggle.

His stories began to appear mostly in small magazines. Engepogirome a peculiar socio-political novel of his, won the Raja sir annamalai award in The author has written about 45 titles, most of which have been translated in all Indian state languages. Apart from this his works has been translated in other foreign languages such as English, German, Czech, Russian, Polish, Chinese, and Malay. This historical fiction captures the history of chola dynasty. This book was dramatized by Late.

Shivaji Ganesan on stage and was a huge hit. In this novel, Akilan gives insight about the life and achievement of the great Rajendra Chola who was a Vengaiyin Maindhan to the rest of the world. He captured many countries including Indonesia Kadaaram , Sri Lanka, Malaysia, southern and eastern coastal parts of India. He lived around AD and his dynasty had many business relationships with foreign countries.

This novel depicts his victory over Kadaaram and the building of new city Gangaikonda Cholapuram upon his victory over northern part of India. The newly built temple and the city internally had so many architectural designs for war-time and peace activities.

Along conquering the nations, Ilango Vel conquered the hearts of beautiful girls Arulmozhi and Rohini. Their love and affection was depicted in simple yet powerful words by Akilan. Vandhiya Thevan appears in this novel as an elderly counselor, who guides Rajendra Cholan in war and administration.

Because of the narration and depiction of historic facts during Chola period using proper language there is no wonder this novel received the Sakithya Academy Award from Government of India.

R as Madurai meeta sundarapandian. The ending of this novel was highly appreciated on those days and its simply the best.


வேங்கையின் மைந்தன் [Vengaiyin Maindhan]

I was truly inspired by the weaving of characters and the narration of the noel incidents. Sep 28, RG Venkatesh rated it really liked it. Can you download all the Harry Vengaihin novels? Where I can download Tamil song karaoke? The plot of a historical novel may be to show how life was like during the time period the story takes place.



Kalki Krishnamurthy is a novelist and also famous for short story writer. He derived his pen name from the suffixes of his wife name Kalyani and his name Krishnamurthy in Tamil form as Kalki. His writings includes over short stories, 10 novelettes, five novels and three historical romances. In he joined as a sub-editor in Navasakthi. Leaving Navasakthi in , Krishnamurthy stayed with C.

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