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 almost two thousand years. Novel is a comparatively new style in Tamil literature however could be very widespread among the many Tamil novel readers. The novel format was made widespread by legendary writers like Kalki Krishnamurthy, Vai. Mu. Kothainayaki, Lakshmi, Na. Parthasarathy and many others. The novel type has given us a number of others. The historic novels by Kalki, Akilan, Sandilyan and Na. Parthasarathy had been loved by the Tamil readers for his or her skillful depiction of the historic, social and cultural facets of the bygone period. These novels are at least priceless treasures for the Tamil folks of even successive generations. Here’s a hen’s eye view of a number 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 scenario that prevailed throughout that period. The imaginary characters and occasions mix effectively 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 had 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 releasing it from the Pallava ruler Narasimha Varma Pallavan.


Akilan’s Kayalvizhi is a gripping saga set within the Pandiya kingdom background. His different novels embrace Vengayin Maindhan, Kanni Maadam and Vettri Thirunagar. Vengayin Mainthan has received 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 serious function in integrating the nation.

Na Parthasarathy

Popularly generally known 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 attention-grabbing 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 a number 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 many of the historic novels serialized in Tamil weekly magazines. They had been revealed as books afterward.

Source by Rangoo Srinivas