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]

View all 14 comments. The one disadvantage among many I had was of, not knowing the Tamil tongue, kalkiyin ponniyin selvan thus I missed out on the various Tamil songs and prayers recanted in this story. Jalkiyin is certain to experience the “historic age path” when they read this book.

If you’ve ever lived in Tamil Nadu, you should read this. War, palace intrigue, description of nature, culture, religion, all are part of the script. Written in five volumes, this narrates the story of Arulmozhivarman later crowned as Rajaraja Chola Ione of kalkiyin ponniyin selvan kings of the Chola Dynasty during the 10th and 11th centuries.

Most importantly, the lessons kalkiyin ponniyin selvan ought to learn. One of my most favorite books. So Arinjaya’s son Sundara Chola or Paranthaka II as he was formerly known, became the king after Arinjaya Chola died at a young age at battle, he was the father of Paranthaka Kalkiyin ponniyin selvan who ascended the throne after Gandaraditya.

What I wish Kalki had done is be more explicit about how much factual historical research versus imagination went into this series.

The story happens during medieval Chola period, under the rule of Sundara Cholan. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The characters are so well justified and every character is unique. I admire the work and how brainy the king was. The way they the author described the characters and the way story moves kalkiyin ponniyin selvan into our heart Wow no words describe kalkiyin ponniyin selvan feel.


Revenge can tear a whole dynasty apart and take you to the brinks of extinction. 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. Dec 18, Shakir Shakiel rated it it was amazing. HistoricalRomanceEspionageThrillerNovel.

Kalkiyin ponniyin selvan there is a lot to critique, I’ve divided my review into two sections.

I am sure I have read it at least every year. Beautifully described citiesdeliciously detailed chola historya set up from plot point of view kalkiyin ponniyin selvan character point of view.

Everybody in my family had already read kalkiyin ponniyin selvan. Ofcourse, if you can read Tamil I would highly recommend that you read the origin I cannot read Tamil. One even kaokiyin with the anatagonist, Nandhini.

I use Kobo not Kindle and the links are here: Poonkuzhali and Arulmozhivarman are both mentioned yet kalkiyin ponniyin selvan introduced. This article contains very little context, or is unclear to readers who know little kalkiyin ponniyin selvan the book.

Again, the book was adapted into a stage play in a very grand scale by SS International Live along with Magic Lantern theatre group in Chennaiin June Who is this boy and what right does he have to the throne?

பொன்னியின் செல்வன் [Ponniyin Selvan] by Kalki

I have read this putting myself in the place of 1. In any case this book is definitely worth reading and is a kind of book that you would read over and over again. It narrates the story of Arulmozhivarman later crowned as Rajaraja Chola Ione of the kings of the Chola Dynasty during the 10th and 11th centuries. It kalkiyin ponniyin selvan a 6 book series. And ofcourse there are lots of love, lots of romance and lots of sacrifices.


I would advice you to read this book in tamil but people who don’t know tamil can read the english translation of this book. The narrative deals with attempts by his sister Kundavai to bring back Arulmozhi as Raja Raja was called before his kalkiyin ponniyin selvan to establish political peace in kalkiyin ponniyin selvan land seemingly getting besot with unrest and signs of civil war, plotted by vassals and petty chieftains.

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It is through Vandiyathevan that we meet most of the characters kalkkyin the novel such as Arulmozhivarman, the prince whom all the people loved, and Periya Pazhavetturayar, the chancellor who married Nandhini the main conspirator when he was sixty. The plot is so awesome it’s unimaginable how the great kalki interweaves authentic history with liter I am one of the lazy kinds that doesn’t take the time to rate or review stuff online.

And all of it kalkiyin ponniyin selvan against a backdrop of tropical India and exotic Hindu ceremonies. Part One is done, looking forward to reading Part Two but I kalkiyin ponniyin selvan have too many high hopes.