The Epic Saga Ponniyin Selvan

Ponniyin Selvan

Ramaswamy Krishnamurthy, also known as Kalki, was born on September 9, 1899, in Puthamangalam, Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu, to Ramaswamy Iyer and Thaiyal Nayagi. In his village of Tanjavur, Ramaswamy Iyer worked as an accountant. He was given the name “Kalki” after the Hindu god Vishnu’s tenth manifestation. Ponniyin Selvan tells the tale of Arulmozhivarman in his book. Since 1950, this novel has been regard as one of Tamil literature’s best novels. The top star of Tamil cinema, MGR, tried to adapt this book into a movie in 1958, but it was postpone because of the accident.

Characters In Ponniyin Selvan

1 Sundara Chola

2 Aditya karikalan

3 Kundavai Devi

4 Arulmozhi varman

5 Vanthiyathevan

6 Vanathi

7 Chinna Pazhuvettarayar

8 Periya pazhuvettarayar

9 Nandhini Devi

10 Poonguzhali

11 Azwarkadiyan Nambi

12 Ravidasan

13 Madhuranthakam


Based on actual events, Kalki wrote the historical fiction book Ponniyin Selvan in Tamil. It tells the tale of Arulmozhivarman, one of the kings of the Chola Dynasty between the tenth and eleventh centuries, who later crowned Rajaraja Chola I. Three and a half years were devote to the serialization of this important book.

The legendary Raja Raja Chola , one of the characters in the story, which sets in the 11th-century Tamil empire of the Cholas (Chozhas). In order to help the reader better understand the characters, their role in the history of the area, and the circumstances at the time, other characters seamlessly wove into the story while the action moves at a breakneck pace. They function as the Chola Kingdom’s guide. You eagerly anticipate the next chapter because every chapter ends on a cliffhanger. The plot includes references to war, palace intrigue, and descriptions of nature, culture, and religion.

The author provides a detailed account of the politics, culture, and history of the ancient Tamil nation. Most of the time, I had the impression that I was living in the story with the characters, and I have plans to travel to some of the locations mentioned in it. It has a fantastic and captivating plot as well as compelling characters of both sexes who are well-develope and strong.

This 2100-page book never contains a dull moment. The novel keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time, and just when you think you’ve grasped the plot, the characters themselves show you that they’re not who you thought they were. Due to the unanticipated turn of events, even the final book is a page-turner. Given the length of the book, we get to know each of the many characters including spies, magicians, warriors, soothsayers, and Buddhists in great detail. Mystery, drama, thriller, conspiracy, and romance are all prevalent in the book.

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