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பொன்னியின் செல்வன் Part 2

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கதையின் மற்றொரு நாயகனாகிய அருள்மொழிவர்மன் போர்க்களத்தில் ஈழ நாட்டில் அறிமுகமாகிறான். ஒழுக்கம் மிக்கவனாகிய அவன் சோனாட்டை சுற்றி வளைத்து சூழ்ச்சியை வெல்வானா?
Hardcover, 508 pages
Published August 2016 by Annai Padippagam (first published 1954)
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Vishnu Chevli
Jun 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
I should have finished it earlier but I didn't.

This series is one of my favourite.

Detailed review will follow shortly
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Kannathal Kannappan
"அலைகடலும் ஓய்ந்திருக்க அகக்கடல் தான் பொங்குவதேன்?... " 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
Muthuanand
Brilliant.
Swati
I have been away for too long from here and I have sorely missed writing and posting reviews. But happy to say that although my reviews lagged my reading didn’t.

Part 2 of Ponniyin Selvan, Whirlwinds, picks up right from where the previous book left off.

I’ll hold back from too detailed a description of the story for the benefit of those who haven’t started the series yet. In Whirlwinds, we are swept away into the splendour of Sri Lanka from the moment Vandiyathevan lands up on its shores. There
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Poonkuzhali
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5

I'd felt that the first few chapters were extremely dragging. I almost lost hope. And then came the rescue, the way amarar kalki described Sri Lanka has to be my most favorite thing in this book. I ended up googling most of the places like thampallai, sigiriya, Anuradhapura and was surprised to see the forts, paintings and Buddha statues described in the book are still there. There were lots of plot twists and brilliant story line going on, I ended up enjoying the rest of the book.
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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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Madhupria
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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!
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...
Virat hooda
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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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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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.
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.
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....... ...more
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
Sonal
Sep 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of those books that is totally unputdownable. Absolutely amazing. Here we finally get to meet the title character Ponniyin Selvan aka Arulmoli Varman (to be the famed Rajaraja emperor of chola dynasty). For me the title character is not yet the main hero of the book but Vandhiyathevan it is. The author takes us on an adventurous ride with witty and brave Vandhiyathevan across the sea to 10th century Ilankai (today's Srilanka), and this journey is a movie on pages with such vivid depi ...more
Joe Winifred
The starting was a bit slow but it picks up ..
Sindhu
4.75

I loved the humourous bond between Ponniyin Selvan and valavarayan. Just as fantastic as the previous book. Everything about this series surprise me in a way that no other book can do till now.
Mahathi Ramya
May 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ponnis' Beloved - Volume 2 is better than Volume 1 and I gave Volume 1 5/5 stars rating, so you can imagine how good this book is!


While I loved the environment and cultural descriptions and character introductions in Volume 1, I loved the plot and twists in the story in Volume 2. This Volume covered a lot of stories from the perspective of different characters and so, it increased the clarity in the reader's minds.


As the book title goes - The Storm, most of the story takes place on the Sea and w
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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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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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Aravindh Kumar
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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 (வர்ணனை) of the female characters. Overall, a very g ...more
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.
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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.
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.
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.
A Man Called Ove
Compared to vol 1 which was fast-paced and had some great twists, this one was slower and had fewer surprises. Also the overall story has moved slowly. Moving on to volume 3.
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.
Subramanyam K.V.
Another great work

The plot narration is amazing. The way characters are sketched and the way they grow is fantastic. One has to give it to the author for this Magnum opus.
Praveen
Mar 09, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Writeup to follow in final part.
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Kalki (Tamil: கல்கி) was the pen name of R. Krishnamurthy (Tamil: ரா. கிருஷ்ணமூர்த்தி) (September 9, 1899–December 5, 1954), a noted Tamil writer, film & music critic, Indian independence activist and journalist from Tamil Nadu, India.

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