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Ponniyin Selvan - Kolai Vaal

(பொன்னியின் செல்வன் #3)

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வநதியததேவனின பயணஙகள பல திடுககிடும திருபபஙகளுடனும, சாகசஙகளுடனும தொடரகிறது. ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 364 pages
Published December 2006 by Kumaran Publishers (first published 1950)
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Ashish Iyer
What an epic book... such an amazing journey like other books of this series. So many new conspiracy and counter conspiracy.
It is definitely a page turner and if you have interest in history then you will find it very difficult to put it down. The author gives you vivid description of the ancient Tamil nation, politics and culture. Its really unbelievable how the author has maintained the suspense throughout the book. The book has an excellent and interesting story-line and has strong and well
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Balaji Srinivasan
பொதுவாக பெரிய புததகம படிககும பொழுது ஒரு கடடததில சறறு அலுபபு தடடும. ஆனால இநத புததகம அதறகெலலாம அபபாறபடடது. இதுவரை 1100 பககஙகள படிததாயிறறு. பககஙகள செனறதே தெரியவிலலை.

சில விஷயஙகள விமரசனஙகளுககு அபபாறபபடடவை. இபபுதினம அபபேறபபடட விஷயஙகளுள ஒனறு.
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Saravana Sastha Kumar
one of the greatest history-fictions ever written on the events around the greatest Chozha king Rajaraja. brilliant style of Kalki. can't wait to start volume 4.
Soundar Phil
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
பொனனியின செலவன மூனறாம பாகம "கொலைவாள"

மககளால பெரிதும விருமப படும மனனரின இழபபு செயதியை கேடடு மககள பெரும நிமமதியினமையும. மனனன மகள ஒரு வீரனிடம தன மனதை தருவதும, இததனை நாள ஒருவனை நினைதது ஒருததி தவமாய இருநததும பின அவன மனதில தான இலலை எனறதும அவள செலலும எலலையும காதலின ஆழததை காடடுகிறது.

முதல மநதிரி அநிருதத பிரமமரையரின புகழ பெரிதாய பாடப படுகிறது.

ஓடடமும, மறைவும, தேடுதலும, ரகசிய சநதிபபுகளும, சூழசசிகளும, பல கடநத கால உணமைகளும விருவிருபபுடன இடடுச செலகிறது.

நானகாம பாகம நோககி பயண பட ஆயததம ஆகினறேன.

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Jeevaraj Radhakrishnan
Ponniyin Selvan 3 ( கொலை வாள) is one awesome journey which ended too soon, but happy that I am left with two more books of the Ponniyin Selvan series.
ArulMozhivarmar is people's King and that is what Kalki tries to convey, through a  storyline which ends up in a rumour that the Chola  Prince Arulmozhi is dead even before he became the King. Even when Aadita Karikala was the crowned Prince, how much was Arulmozhi loved by the people and was hated by those who wanted to seize the Chola Throne is w
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Sindhuja Anbazhagan
Ponniyin Selvan Part - 3


I have loved this series. The third book in Kalkii's exciting Ponniyin selvan series, The Killer Sword reveals aspects of the characters which have not been seen before. Again it made me to grab the next part of the book. Too good narrations.. Ponniyin Selvan (Arul mozhi) is the perfect example of how the leader should be. Its really unbelievable how the author has maintained the suspense throughout the book. Awesome.. It is no easy joke to write a story chapter by chapte
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Girish
Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-owned
The third part takes you deeper into the complicated plot that follows our heroes on their adventure. Lot of plot lines converge and new characters introduced (and how!).

Mighty coincidences that seem to suggest the other characters also seem to recognize that our hero (a brave messenger) is the actual hero of the book and confide in him. Vandhiyathevan and Nambi become spies. Romance blooms and the depth of the characters come to the fore.

Somewhat slower and more reliance on good fortune in thi
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Senthilprabhu
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a book it is... such a wonderful journey like other books of the story. But as usual this book has definitely new conspiracy and counter conspiracy and anti conspiracy. The story is definitely taking some shape. Enjoyed reading it.

But it is a quick read, I completed this book in 2 days.
Srikanth R
Sep 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thrilling gripping and intriguing........ Saving one star for the next 2 parts.. expecting unexpected twists in the last 2 parts :)
Kunal Lal
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I cannot read Tamil and do not consider myself deeply acquainted with the culture. I stumbled across this work at a Bangalore bookshop and bought it on impulse.
Having just finished it, I am surprised how such a gem of a work can remain relatively unknown outside Tamil Nadu. In terms of character development, plot twists and political intrigue, it is in the same league as Game of Thrones. But there is more here, a deep sympathy and love for the land and its people and an understanding of the curr
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Mani
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A historical romance set in the heyday of a South Indian Chola empire, it's a saga of intrigue and plotting, valour and ardour, love and heroism. I read the English translation, but have planned to read the original Tamil edition in the coming year.

With an extensive cast of characters that'll make your head spin, Kalki has woven an intricate but lovely tale that spans all of seven volumes. It took me almost a month to read - and it was extended pleasure.
Rathi
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aniruddha Brahmarayar is introduced in this book - he is easily one of the most interesting supporting characters in fiction. Vanathi's character finally starts doing things other than fainting. The political machinations of Nandini and the Pandiya spies are explained in great detail. This is where the actual plot starts.
selva Kannan
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
கதை களம

உணமையாகவே மீணடும ஒருமுறை திரு கலகி கிருஷண மூரததி அவரகளை பாராடடியே தீர வேணடும. மிகவும அறபுதமான கதை களம. அதிக திறமையுடன கையாணடு இருககிறார. அருள மொழி வரமன வரும ஒவவொரு இடததிலும கலகியின வரிகள மிக பிரமாதம.
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Tamil Isai
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kalki
Ponniyin selvan story is about Sundara chola’s children Rajaraja Chola,Kunthavi,Athitha karigala. It has 5 parts.written by kalki

In this my favourite is kunthavi. The brave and intelligent woman in this story. And I like vanthiyadevan also. Because i like his travelling, character and everything
Siddarth R
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We
B.S.Ananth Kumar
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good historical book

We can learn tamilians culture from this book . Its a treasure for tamilians.

Simply an awesome book for readers
Bharathi G S
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thrilling story with twists and turns in every page
Rajesh Kumar
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literature
Awesome so far.. :)
David
Oct 31, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not worth a review
Kavinaya Senthil
Great

It's a great story, told with unbound imagination. An epic that everyone who knows Tamil should read. Kalki is unbeatable.
santhanasamy
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent political novel to read.

For all ... ..... ...... ..Excellent political novel to read. kalki you are a legend in this century. I wish to read it again...
Arun Prakash
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
பரபரபபிறகும அழகிறகும அதிசயஙகளுககும வினாககளுககும விடைகளுககும உணரவுகளுககும பரவசததிறகும சறறும பஞசமிலலை! செழுமையான கதை வளம! ...more
Dhanya Jothimani
Part 3/5 (or Book 3/6): Love, Revenge (plots), Escape, Twists and Turns, Cholas and Pandiyas predominantly, Interesting!
Krishnan
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Epic extraordinary.

Historical epic at its best. Well-etched characters, fluent narration, plots piles upon plots, historical trivia...a magnificent novel indeed.

A must read.
Ramya
Dec 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even translated this whole series of Ponniyan Selvan gets a 4.5 for plot, odd & diverse character development, and a sense of humor throughout! This is a -- in occidental comparison a chivalrous romance novel a la style de Dumas, but is set in the 10-11th century Southern India and has all the components of court/country intrigue, interior heart plots of vengeance and love, and lush scenery -- novel by Kalki a 20th century master of story telling & reformer of identity for Tamil Nadu &am ...more
Srinivasan
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
பொனனியின செலவன - 3(கொலை வாள )

பொனனியின செலவனின முனறாம பாகம கடலில விழுநது வலலவராயனை காபாறறும அருளமொழி வரமரை கூடடி கொணடு வரும பூஙகுழலியுடன தொடஙகுகிறது .பொனனியின செலவன எனற தலைபபு இருநதாலும சோழர , பாணடியரின அரசியல விளையாடடை பறறியே இருககிறது .கதையின நாயகன நாவலின முடிவில வநதாலும அமரர கலகி அவரகள கதாநாயகன செயய வேணடிய வேலைகளை மறற கதாபாததிரஙகள மூலம குறிபபால உணரததுகிறார .கதாபாததிரஙகளின வரலாறறை ஒவவொனறாக வெளிககொணடு வநது கதையின வேகததை அதிகபபடுததுவதிலே இநத நாவல கவனம செலுததுகிறது .முதல பாகததில கதையை களததிறகேறப அ
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Shiva Chidambaram
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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கடைசி பதது பதினைநது பககஙகளில மொதத கதை எவவாறு நகரப போகிறது எனகிற ஆவலும, ‘கொலை வாள’ எனன செயயபபோகிறது எனகிற ஆவலும உசசததை அடைகிறது. சினிமா கதைகளைப போல ‘flashy' முடிவு இலலாமல, மிக நுடபமான (subtle) முடிவு. அநிருதத பிரமராயர பாததிரததை மிக அருமையாக வெளிககொணரகிறார கலகி. சிறு முடிசசுகளை விடுவிததுக கொணடு, பல பெரு முடிசசுகளையும போடடுககொணடு நகரகிறது கதை. ...more
SaiVigneshwar
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A historical novel, which takes us into ancient Tamil world, who those are missed to read this golden book written by golden author please read it. Really awesome to read. No words to say about this book.
Sabareesh Kumar Anandan
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tamil
Simply amazing.
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Kalki (Tamil: கலகி) was the pen name of R. Krishnamurthy (Tamil: ரா. கிருஷணமூரததி) (September 9, 1899–December 5, 1954), a noted Tamil writer, film & music critic, Indian independence activist and journalist from Tamil Nadu, India. ...more

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