ISBN 9788184936834,Ponniyin Selvam (First Part)

Ponniyin Selvam (First Part)








Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788184936834

ISBN-10 8184936834


Number of Pages 225 Pages
Language (Tamil)


Ponniyin Selvan, authored by Kalki Krishnamurthy, is a brilliant Tamil historical novel, which recounts the story of Raja Raja Chola I. This is the First Part of the six volumes book. Summary of the Book Ponniyin Selvan means 'The son of Ponni'. It chronicles the story Arulmozhivarman, who was crowned as Raja Raja Chola I in the later years. The book details 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 more about the Chola dynasty and the famous temple. About Kalki Krishnamurthy Kalki Krishnamurthy was born in Tamil Nadu in the year 1899. He was a very famous Tamil writer, freedom fighter, novelist, satirist, poet, and Indian independence activist, among many other things. He has written more than 120 short stories, 10 novelettes, 3 historical romances, five novels and many other political, movies and music reviews. Some of the works penned by Kalki are Kalvanin Kaadhali, Devagiyin Kanavan, Imayamalai Engal Malai, Mohini Theevu and Solaimalai Ilavarasi.