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பொன்னியின் செல்வன் Part 2

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கதையின மறறொரு நாயகனாகிய அருளமொழிவரமன போரககளததில ஈழ நாடடில அறிமுகமாகிறான. ஒழுககம மிககவனாகிய அவன சோனாடடை சுறறி வளைதது சூழசசியை வெலவானா? ...more
Hardcover, 508 pages
Published August 2016 by Annai Padippagam (first published 1950)
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Kannathal Kannappan
"அலைகடலும ஓயநதிருகக அகககடல தான பொஙகுவதேன?... " I loved this song by Poonguzhali. Narration about sea journey made me awestruck and decided to experience it at least once in life time. Narrations and examples given for each and every incidents are wonderful. Overall I loved second part more compared to first part. Awaiting to read other three parts. ...more
Saravana Kumar
Feb 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: archive
I felt as if I am travelling with Arulmozhi varman in Sri Lanka...
Madhupria
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourite-books
Finally, we got to meet our title character, Ponniyin Selvan. Have to say that I absolutely LOVE Poonkuzhali. The captivating Lanka that was depicted in the book is certainly a place I want to visit. Not to mention the ambiance-inducing writing made me feel like I was actually in the midst of the cyclone!
Girish
Jan 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-owned
Break Neck speed is how the narrative unfolds. I always believe it is upto the reader to like or dislike any character in the book. But here, the author takes on the challenge to make you like characters you disliked in the first part and vice versa.

Part two of the epic wastes no time to pick up the threads from the last book and bring them together in a colorful manner with the landscape of SriLanka in the background. Parts of the book almost seems like a tourism brochure for the country descri
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Ashish Iyer
An absolute masterpiece.
This is not a book but a time machine thats transports the reader to the glorious Chola dynasty of South India and offers a front-row seat to an exciting adventure across ancient kingdoms, oceans and forests. The writing is flawless, the excitement palpable and the cliffhanger intense. In fact such a magnificent and epochal setting, with context, drama, intrigue and historical authenticity could only be one of a kind. This translation into English unlocks a huge new worl
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Arun
Mar 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An absolute masterpiece. This is not a book but a time machine thats transports the reader to the glorious Chola dynasty of south India and offers a front-row seat to an exciting adventure across ancient kingdoms, oceans and forests. The writing is flawless, the excitement palpable and the cliffhanger intense. Can't wait for Book 3!
Sneha Varman
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WOW.!

What a way to end 2016! Ponniyin Selvan, my first historical fiction book! This is the second book in the series. Such a beautiful story and wonderful characters! Can't wait to read the third book. The translator has done justice to the original writing. However, I believe nothing can equal the original; hence the 4 star rating.
Srikanth R
Sep 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book was initially as slow as the first part and then picked up pace. Gripping and thrilling from that point. Enjoyed it. Cant wait to start the next part.
Shanmuga Selvan
Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
read hole 5 part love it for the explanation this shows tamilans humanity and way of living
Deepika Sivakumar
May 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The description of every place and scene is amazing... Coundn't keep the book down.......
Naresh
Apr 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting story-line but at some places the author stretches too much... A lot of historical information about Sri Lanka is depicted. A great read.
Virat hooda
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: indian-authors
True Wonderer
After completing his first commission, our rowdy hero 'Vandhiyathevan'  departs on another, given to him by the beloved Chozha princess 'Kundavai', over whom he is obviously smitten. This task will take him to the namesake of this series, to 'Ponniyin Selvan' Arulmozhivarman, the younger Chozha prince himself. And the plot decidedly thickens.

The second book in the series lives up to its expectation and more. After getting comfortable with the writing style in the first book, you tho
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Jeevaraj Radhakrishnan
Lively Arulmozhi and Lovely Poonguzhali of this book provided me with an
unputdownable experience!
Characterisation is stunning!!
A journey through forest, ocean and their two-facesw called the beauty and the beast!
Ponniyin Selvan Part II (Whirlwind) Suzhal Kaatru is mainly about whether Vandhiyadevan is successful in meeting the Chola Prince Arulmozhivarmar and conveying the message that Kundavai has ordered him to or not! As a reader I had anticipated Kalki to introduce Ponniyin Selvan to me in
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Aravindh Kumar
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: summer2016, tamil
Not as good and riveting as the first volume, this volume is still in the process of setting the stage. We finally get to see Ponniyin Selvar and the characterization doesn't disappoint, even though his qualities like chivalry, strength and sense of honour make him a superhero of sorts. We also get to see further more of our hero's brash escapades. The author could've toned down a bit on the dramatisation of certain events and the descriptions (வரணனை) of the female characters. Overall, a very go ...more
Sindhuja Anbazhagan
Ponniyin Selvan - Part 2....
Book was initially as slow as the first part and then picked up pace. This part also did not disappoint me.

The narration is awesome and the author took the full responsibility to cherish the readers with the words used. I just love the second part and it is perfect. I am addicted to this book of series since it is entertaining. It is really heartening to realize that the men in the Chozha dynasty stayed together and fought their common enemies. Arul mozhi and Vandhiy
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Senthilprabhu
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a wonderful book. The part 2 is as equal as part 1.

Wonderful way of characterization, explains each character with deep insight.

It also portrays history of Cholas in a great manner.

And the story is getting nicer page by page.

Definitely a classic.
Sowmya
Must read book! Salutations to the great author!
Maha
Apr 03, 2015 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
this book is awesome and i feel like i m living in that time. i m forgetting present and my memory goes to that period. my favouite book it is.
Suresh Vijendran
Fantastic read through. In this volume (2) only the namesake of the novel is getting introduced. Some mild humour is also written throughout the book.
Vignesh Sundar
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kalki takes us to Sri Lanka for the wonderful second part of the Ponniyin Selvan series. The adventure unravels at an edge-of-your-seat kind of pace, but the two things I really enjoyed, both in this book as well as the first one, are the depth to which the characters have been developed, and many of their beautifully woven conversations. The wit and loyalty of Vandhiyathevan, the deviousness of Nandini, the righteousness of Arulmozhi Varman, the strength of Punkuzhali and her hauntingly beautif ...more
Rathi
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Poonkuzhali gets the coolest entry for any heroine (or hero) ever! And the way her character is sketched, you can't help but wonder how progressive Kalki really was. Poonkuzhali does everything a hero usually does, including rescuing the hero(ine)!
And the titular hero is finally introduced. It is a great introduction - you can almost imagine this becoming a whistle-worthy moment if a movie is ever made. But.. but.. but.. it pales in comparison to Poonkuzhali's introduction.
This book also has one
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Madhura Vani
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nithyasree
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While translating an ever-classic epic novel, it is very important to keep in mind the importance of each character, the language and the flow of scenes. Sumeetha Manikandan gave us the perfect blend of all these in her book. Starting from the cover to the footnotes, this book, being the second in series, did not fail to impress me.
Great work Sumi!
It is always a treat to read her book and this particular one will shake you to the core.
Waiting for the next in series.....
Mani
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historic-fiction
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. 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.
Parvathy
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Chozha Game of Thrones saga continues. Ponniyin Selvan makes his appearance and starts to dominate the narrative. And so does one of the more intriguing characters of the tale - Poonkuzhali. Loving it.
Dhanya Jothimani
Part 2/5 (or Book 2/6) - Suzhar Kaatru: Beautiful journey to era of Chola dynasty, picturesque description of Eezham (present day Sri Lanka), brief on Buddhism and its presence in Eezham, love, adventure... really caught in "suzharkaatru" (cyclone) of this series!
Karthik M
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
All hail the king, Raja Raja Cholan - finally makes his appearance in book 2!
Enough of palace intrigues and morality conversations to keep the reader engaged!

Having a sharp desire to visit Anuradhapuram and the other places mentioned in this book.
Santhanakrishnan
Fantastic Part 2 - all about ancient SriLanka

Amazing journey through the beautiful land of Srilanka alongside the Chola prince. Superb part 2, even more fast paced than the first part. On to part3 now.
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
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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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“அலைகடலும் ஓய்ந்திருக்க அகக் கடல்தான் பொங்குவதேன்?” 13 likes
“... they walked to the Mahamega grove in the centre of which was a sacred, thousand-five-hundred-year-old Bodhi tree.

Bhikshus, devotees and many others were circumambulating the tree, offering flowers to it and paying it obeisance. The Prince paid his respects to it. He said to the other two, “Kings and kingdoms disappear but this tree is proof that righteousness is eternal.”

Looking around, he saw three grooms holding horses that were ready to start out. He went up to them and the grooms greeted him joyfully. He asked them something then turned to Vandiyathevan. “The palace which was burnt down last night was Mahasena's. These people were afraid that we might have been burnt too. They are extremely happy to see us.”

“It might be true that a thousand-five-hundred-year-old tree still stands. But righteousness has long been dead,” said Vandiyathevan.”
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