The Parthiban Kanavu book is considered the first historical fiction is written in Tamil. This book was written based on the theme of the reign of Narasimha Pallavan (Narasimhavarman). The story of this book revolves around the struggle of the Pallava Emperor to enhance the prestige of the Pallava dynasty flag. This book was first published in 1941. Macmillan publishers published this compilation in 2003. Read or download the Parthiban Kanavu book from here if you are interested. The PDF copy of the Parthiban Kanavu book is free.