ISBN 9780333933008,Ponniyin Selvan Part 2- Cyclone

Ponniyin Selvan Part 2- Cyclone





Macmillan India Ltd

Publication Year 2000

ISBN 9780333933008

ISBN-10 0333933001


Number of Pages 352 Pages
Language (English)

Short stories

Ponniyin Selvan: The Cyclone (Volume - 2) is a captivating book that is set in Sri Lanka. The readers have been provided with ample information on the rulers of the Chola dynasty. The story begins with the attempts made by Prince Vandiyathevan as he tries to communicate an important piece of information to Prince Aditya Karikalan in Sri Lanka.

As the story advances, the readers are given detailed accounts of the exploits of many rulers of the Chola dynasty. The eminent death of King Sundara Chola causes the entire household to go into a quandary as they begin to think of ways to establish peace in the kingdom.
Rulers such as Parantaka Chola and Rajaditya have been named here and their reigns have been studied closely, especially the attempts made by them to maintain peace in the society.

The death of one of the Chola rulers, Gandaraditya has been spoken of at length, including the subsequent ascension of his brother Arinjaya to the throne.

The multiple plots made to wipe out the very existence of the ruler and his sons draw parallels to the story of the Pandavas. The book makes for an interesting read, while providing the readers with ample information on the political situation that was prevalent in Sri Lanka during that period of time in history. The ultimate question is whether the Chola dynasty will be able to survive the onslaught.