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பொன்னியின் செல்வன் பாகம் 5

(பொன்னியின் செல்வன் #5)

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Paperback, 12th edition, 720 pages
Published April 6th 2016 by குமரன் பதிப்பகம் (first published 1950)
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Jeyasri Ramesh
Wow !! That was a massive stretch of 2000+ pages altogether !! Totally worth the time and pure bliss to read it in Tamil coz it has the Kalki's touch !!
Girish
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-owned
It is no easy joke to write a story chapter by chapter, week on week for 3.5 years to have a book that keeps you transfixed. When it is a historical fiction with real characters and fixed points recorded in history, it becomes a fascinating journey between 2 points! This book is a masterpiece by any standard you choose!

The last part in the series is full of action at each and every thread of the story. And how! The action starts with ponniyin selvan who we left in book 3 and sets the context for
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Tamil Isai (தமிழிசை)
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
Srikanth R
Oct 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best book I have ever read... Its really unbelievable how the author has maintained the suspense and intrigue for over 2000 pages.... Hats off to Kalki.. One of my friends told me that this book deserves a place in our Pooja shelf... And after reading it I would say that its by no means an exaggeration..
Madhupria
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourite-books
Wow! Some jaw dropping stuff happens... Although I was expecting something to happen, the way it played out caught me off guard. So much drama and action has peaked to a thrilling, heart-rending climax. Can't believe there's still another volume yet to read.
Muthiah Prabhakaran
A must read series for the people who wants to know about chola dynasty
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 & Tamils af ...more
Kaavya Srinivasan
The past one month, it feels like I have lived in the chola period. In the first book, it took me sometime to get into the story but from there it has been a fantastic ride. At various points in the story, I have loved/hated the same characters, laughed with them, walked through deep dark forests, travelled to Srilanka, plotted with them, felt pity for characters I wanted dead from start, loved characters that I thought were inconsequential to the story. And what a story this is! Individual book ...more
Ashish Iyer
woww man!
what a book. That was one hell of a ride. One of the best series i have ever read. All five books deserved 5 stars. Those who haven't read it please do read it. I cant believed such an amazing journey is over. The last book in the series is full of action. It has everything.
Saravana Sastha Kumar
One of the best magnum opus of historical fiction ever written in tamizh. This part culminates 5 volumes and about 2100 pages of pure gem.
Preethi
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A gripping tale that will continue to live for years to come. A great piece of literature that every tamilian can be proud of!
Gautham Vasan
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kalki is an amazing author to say the least! The end of the 4th book left a lot of unanswered questions. Since I had a little idea about the major events in Chola history, I was keen to see how Kalki would bring his vivid imagination into the historical events. Hats off to such a brilliant fusion of imagination and historical events! Initially the book felt a bit slow since the storyline wasn't focused on the charming & gallant prince Vandhiyathevan Vallavarayan. But he slowly builds up the sett ...more
Prasanna Venkatesan
KALKI..... You are really "THE GREATEST STORYTELLER"

The way it is written, we really are transported to the era the story is happening. It really made me feel that all the instances were happening around me.
It took me ten days to complete this "Emotional Ride". I couldn't sleep properly. I am writing this review immediately after finishing the novel. So I will not be able to say still how many days these characters and climax scenes are going to haunt me (in a very positive, painful and pleasura
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Ramanan Arampamoorthy
Excellent book every tamil speaking person should read. If you can read Tamil,then please read it Tamil. From here onward assuming you are reading in Tamil. A captivating novel by Kalki that takes you places from India to Sri Lanka to the south and eastern islands. Extraordinary articulation of ancient times but at the same time using words that you can understand from current age. Everything is there, love, trust, obedience, betrayal, friendship, hate, anger, lust etc. Recommend to anyone if th ...more
Chiththarthan Nagarajan
Best book! Hate to finish it.. Kalki is one of the best writer.
Kalai
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Epic !!
Sundari Barath
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Evergreen Tamil classic with fantasy and historical accuracy intertwined appropriately
Govinda Swamy
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Historical novel!!!
Sivaraman S
Jan 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The fifth book (Part 1) of Ponniyin Selvan
Sudhakar
May 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read racy climax. This series kindled my historical fiction interests and thinking of next book already Kalki is great writer
Senthilprabhu
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a great book.... no words to explain it...wonderful twist... great people... undeterred enemies... vengeance... and what not ...
Shobana
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
That moment of joy and sadness that a book series you love ended...
Thiyaga Raj
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book of kalki. My first book in entire life. I'm so impressed
Sudeep
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just finished the Ponniyin Selvan series. Phew! what a series! 2000+ pages 😓about the Chola dynasty. Amazing writing and the story is full of intrigue and mystery. If the translation is this good, I wonder how good the Tamil literature would be. The description of the places is literally so good, I am really hoping to travel to Tanjore and Sri Lanka and the complete route. The character building and the world building is excellent literally makes you time travel. My favourite character is the fl ...more
Vishal S
Jun 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The fifth book is where the entire architecture of the plot gets constructed. I would say the first four books where like a strong basement to an enormous plot. The first four books are points of a complex twisted web which gets neatly correlated and connected in the fifth book. I loved the entire series, though there were moments of slowness at some points of the book.
From the beginning of the story, Author Kalki have shown mercy to the main characters, when there were several times these main
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Abhy
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't describe in words how this novel series had moved me since I've started reading it; What an excellent story! Needless to say, author's writing had raised the story to another level. Kalki is a master storyteller.

I loved manimegalai; I could feel the sorrow struck in the lines of nandhini; I felt excited about vandhiyadevan; I felt nice for senthan amudhan; thrilled when met poonguzhali; respectfull towards kundavai; bad and sad for vanathi. Each character been given with sufficient d
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Hema Srini
Done with Part 5 : Thiyaga Sigaram

A Beautiful Journey with the Chola Dynasty.
Quick Thoughts and Rating: 5 stars! 🌟
It managed to surpass my high expectations... I can’t imagine how challenging it would have been to tackle the voice of a movement like this... but I do know that Kalki did it with a finesse & only a talented author like himself possibly could do so.... The hype around this book has been unquestionable and, admittedly, that made me eager to get my hands the same....
∆ Crisp Climax
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Ponnalagu Subramanian
It is a great Tamil historic novel. I would say that the author takes us to those days of Chozha Kingdom, which was one among the Greatest /Bravest Kingdoms in the world, in ancient times.
In fact i felt i was among those people in and lived life of them, till I complete all 5 volumes.
Such a great Author, Kalki. Everyone should read to admire this work of kalki.
It makes me feel great for being Tamilian and proud to say that we have such a great history.
Arun
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have never read such an engrossing,fast paced and heart ❤️ touching novel series ever. This novel series is an multi genre journey. I don't think any other work can beat this magnum opus by Kalki. He is rightly called AMARAR (Immortal)Kalki since you feel the presence of the author narrating the whole story.

Once engrossed into the story, it's difficult to put down all along the 300 odd chapters as there is always an expectation of what's going to happen next and
Swathi Sridhar
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Ponniyin selvan comes to an end with the last and final book. It was a magnificent journey. There are lots of twists and turns. The book had everything you need love, trust, betrayal, friendship, hate and revenge.

You feel sympathy for the same characters you hated once. Especially Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar is a misunderstood character. The bond between the brothers Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar and Chinna Pazhuvettaraiyar is full of love and respect. The highlight of the book as Kalki himself says i
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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. ...more

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