Tamil Historic Novels

The novel type of Tamil literature has been in existence solely since round two centuries. 

Earlier than that, the poetry type used to rule the roost for practically two thousand years. Novel is a comparatively new style in Tamil literature however could be very common among the many Tamil novel readers. The novel format was made common by legendary writers like Kalki Krishnamurthy, Vai. Mu. Kothainayaki, Lakshmi, Na. Parthasarathy and so on.  The novel type has given us a number of others.   The historic novels by Kalki, Akilan, Sandilyan and Na. Parthasarathy have been loved by the Tamil readers for his or her skillful depiction of the historic, social and cultural elements of the bygone period.  These novels are a minimum of priceless treasures for the Tamil individuals of even successive generations. Here’s a fowl’s eye view of a few of the well-known historic novels.  

Historic novels by Kalki

‘Ponniyin Selvan’ is a novel set within the Chola interval and brings out the social and political state of affairs that prevailed throughout that period.   The imaginary characters and occasions mix nicely into the historic occasions.  He may even mix humour and satire into the precise occasions. His description of the kings and the wars they fought and their aspirations and desires for his or her nation and other people.  The tales have been filled with twists and turns that captured the creativeness of the studying public.  ‘Sivagamiyin Sabhatham’ is his masterpiece, romantic novel set within the Pallava dynasty’s reign over south India. ‘Parthiban Kanavu’ is the story of Chola prince Vikkiraman who fulfills the dream of his father Parthiban, the Chola king to re-establish the Chola kingdom and liberating it from the Pallava ruler Narasimha Varma Pallavan. 


Akilan’s ‘Kayalvizhi’ is a gripping saga set within the Pandiya kingdom background.  His different novels embody ‘Vengayin Maindhan’, ‘Kanni Maadam’ and ‘Vettri Thirunagar.’ ‘Vengayin Mainthan’ has gained the Sahitya Academy Award in 1963. ‘Vettri Thirunagar’ depicts the lifetime of Viswanatha Nayaka of Vijaya Nagar who was the founding father of the Nayakas. He performed a significant position in integrating the nation. 

Na Parthasarathy

Popularly referred to as ‘Deepam’ Parthasarathy, after the title of the Tamil journal he edited, his novels ‘Paandimaa Devi’, ‘Rani Mangammal’ and ‘Manipallavam’ are very talked-about. Paandimaa Devi depicts the wonderful Tamil tradition and philosophy. The novel is a narrative of the Pandian ruler the third Rasa Simma Pandiyan. 


‘Vanthiyathevan Vaal’ by Vikkiraman is a novel set in Raja Raja Chola interval. He has penned some fascinating novels like ‘Kulothungan Kanavu’, ‘Raja Rajan Sabhatham’, ‘Aalavai Arasi’ and ‘Vathapi Vijayam’ that are very talked-about. 

Kovi Manisekaran

‘Kollippaavai’, ‘Naaga Nandhini’, ‘Vengai Vanam’, ‘Sera Sooriyan’ and ‘Ilavarasi Mohanangi’ are well-known novels by Kovi. Manisekaran serialized in Tamil Magazines. 

Ra Ki Rangarajan

‘Naan Krishnadevarayan’ by Ra. Ki. Rangarajan is a narrative woven round Vijayanagaram and as seen by the king Krishnadeva Rayan. 


His novels are historic romance with plenty of journey laced into them.  Most of them are set within the instances of the Chola kingdom.  His novels additionally describe the political conditions prevailing in south India and the battle with the opposite nations throughout the seas. ‘Yavana Rani’ is a few Greek Princess who’s saved by Ilanchezhiyan, from the Chola Empire.  ‘Kadal Pura’ is one other novel concerning the military commander of Chola king Rajendra II and the princess of Sumatra. 

Tamil readers may learn a lot of the historic novels serialized in Tamil weekly magazines. They have been printed as books in a while.

Source by Rangoo Srinivas