Best Historical Tamil Novels

TamilBooksPDFSeptember 18, 2019

Tamil is the 5th most spoken language in India. There are approximately 70 million people in the world who are using the Tamil language. The writers of Tamil literature is brilliant from the past. The stylus is very well. All the novels, poetry, the short story touches everyone’s heart. We were trying to make a list of famous historical Tamil books. Tamil historical novels are a genre of Tamil literature which was beginning to appear in the mid-19th century.  Here is the list of most favorite Tamil historical novels. You could collect these books if you missed this to read. These books are the best if you think about the historical genre.

Ponniyin Selvan

Ponniyin Selvan is one of the best historical novels in Tamil literature. Kalki Krishnamurthy wrote this. Ponniyin Selvan novel adapted into film, series, and stage play in the same title. Kalki Krishnamurthy visited Sri Lanka three times to gather information for writing this magnificent historical novel, and it took more than three years to publish (1951–1954). This book is about the real story about Arulmozhinvarman, who became the emperor of Chola, Rajaraja Chola I. For complete this story of emperor Chola, it needs five volumes, which is in 2600 pages. There is more than 40 character in this story. Ponniyin Selvan first published as a series in a magazine. Then it was integrated into a novel.

Sivagamiyin Sapatham

Kalki Krishnamurthy was a famous writer in Tamil literature. Sivagamiyin Sapatham was his first effectual novel. This novel is a historical novel. This book is about the prequel story of Parthiban Kanavu. Sivagamiyin Sapatham is Historical, romance, spy, thriller, novel genre’s book. The critical themes of this story are honor, love, and friendship. Kalki needed two years to write this book, and this published as a book in 1948. Sivagamiyin Sapatham published in English in 2012. Plot synopsis of this novel is Paranjothi’s Journey, The Siege of Kanchi, The Monk’s Love, The Shattered Dream. Sivagamiyin Sapatham was Kalki’s first successful novel and widely regarded as one of the most excellent books ever written in Tamil.

Kadal Pura

Kadal Pura is one of the best historical novels from Sandilyan. Kadal Pura is a book about enthralling adventures of Karunakara Pallavan alias Illaya Pallavan who was a General of Chola army. Kadal Pura novel was written based on ancient Tamil Chola dynasty. Sandilyan wrote this novel. Main characters of this story are Illayapallavan (Karunaagara Pallavan), Kanchanaa Devi (fictional), Manjalazhaki (fictional), Anaabaya Cholan (Kulothunga Chola I), Virarajendra Chola, Ameer (fictional) – Anaabaya Cholan’s Assistant, Aguda – Ameer’s guru. In 1967, Vanathi Pathippagam published this historical novel. This book is the best famous novel by Sandilyan. People of every generation, like this novel most.

Udayar

Balakumaran written Udayar. This novel is a historical Tamil novel. Udayar wrote in six volumes, 448 pages. Visa Publication published this fantastic historical novel in 2000. The entire set of this book was impressive. It gives every detail about the life of Raja Raja Chola and the time of building the Brihadeshwara Tanjore temple. This story is also making some lighten on the significance of the various innovations. These done during the building of the temple.

Rajakesari

Gokul Seshadri wrote this Tamil historical novel in 360 pages. Palaniappa Brothers published this novel in January 2008. Though it is a work of historical fiction, it is based on extensive archival research and delves deep into various socio-cultural aspects of ancient Tamil Nadu. This Tamil historical novel is about Chola. Gokul Seshadri wrote Rajakesari as an exciting novel. People of every age, every generation like this historical novel.

I suggest you read at list once all these novels if you are a historical genre lover. These are the best historical novel in Tamil literature history. I hope you will enjoy these books.

 

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  • anandarajaApril 23, 2020Reply

    nice

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