The historical novel Ponniyin Selvan, written in Tamil by Kalki Krishnamurthy, is based on real events. The novel was first published in serial form in the weekly issues of Kalki from October 29, 1950, to May 16, 1954. In 1955, it was published as a book in five parts. It narrates the story of Arulmozhivarman (), who subsequently rose to become the renowned Chola emperor Rajaraja Chola I, in five volumes, or roughly 2,210 pages. Kalki made three trips to Sri Lanka to gather information for it.
I haven’t recently read any books in Tamil, which is my mother tongue. In order to avoid forgetting everything, I decided to read “Ponniyin Selvan” (Ponni’s Son) by Kalki, a book in Tamil.
When “Ponniyin Selvan” was serialised in Kalki magazine in the 1950s, it was first made available. It was perhaps one of the earliest historical novels published in Tamil, and when it first came out, it was well received and had a sizable fan base. When everyone in Tamil began creating historical books, it gave rise to an entire historical fiction industry. I believe the fad peaked in the 1990s.
PDF Name: The Fatherheaet Of God PDF
No. of Pages: 271
PDF Size: 883.36 KB