Ponniyan Selvan of Kalki Krishnamurthy English Translation by Indra Neelameggham [Translator’s Note: Ponniyin Selvan means “Beloved of the Ponni”. 21 Mar Read story Ponniyin Selvan English Part 1 by balamk with reads. Translated by Indra Neelameggham Salt Lake City, Utah. Ponni’s Beloved: An English Translation Of Kalki Krishnamurthy’s Ponniyin Selvan – Kindle edition by Sumeetha Manikandan. Download it once and read it on.

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While the book has lot of political angles, many different plots in the story are nicely intermingled and described.

Usually when a regional classic is translated, sometimes the originality or the essence of that literature somewhat gets lost in translation, but not in ponniyin selvan english translation case.

Mar 17, Shree rated it really liked it. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Bear Karagam – Folk dance with balancing decorated pots Karaiyar – Coastal, fisherfolk Karppu – Sanctity of a married woman. The words, names and places are difficult to follow at times, but this was necessary to maintain the originality.

Now in the English translation, the work will be put to test in a society and language other than Tamil. I just read the first part of five volumes and Sumeetha I am not sure whether I can wait for your next translations. The original Ponniyin Selvan was famous because it is an intriguing tale of politics, betrayal, love, conspiracies, passionate affairs and the actual events that moved and shook kingdoms.

That being said, maybe it was easy for me because I knew both the languages. Ponniyin selvan english translation original story is famous for it’s diverse subjects primarily focusing on politics and betrayal.

Focusing on the story in this review is not possible as the book is a work of translation. Instead ponniyin selvan english translation ignited an urge to know more of the story which is open ended in the first part.


Instead, I focused on making this review about how effective the translation was. Anirvinnan rated it it ponniyin selvan english translation amazing Sep 26, Sumeetha Manikandan is a freelance writer and an author who loves to write and base her plots on the tambrahm community of Mylapore, Chennai.

Ponniyin Selvan English Part 1

Our sincere thanks to Mrs. Ponni’s Beloved does both, and I thank the author very much for that!

The book does not ponniyin selvan english translation like a translated read. May be in next part we will discuss more about the storyline. Before reading this book, I had not heard englixh the original Tamil version. This book does translarion wonderful job in translating the classic. Looking forward to the others parts to follow. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Ganesan [biga] for maintaining the Thodarkathai website – Translation Copyright Indra Neelameggham.

Permission is granted only for Non-Commercial uses of this etext release by Project Madurai. While we see that the thirst for power of a few, combined with the determination to wreak vengeance by some others, is ready to hit at the very foundation of a great empire, we also see the grit, determination and intelligence ponniyin selvan english translation one a woman, try match up to the conspiracies of the enemies in an attempt to thwart their mission and secure the future of the empire.

They act as a guide to the Chola Kingdom. It is evident from this that the writer has retained much of the original phrases verbatim. Kalki wrote the novel in the early s as a serial of weekly instalments in his magazine Kalki and though at that time it had a willing readership of several thousands, not many could be certain whether it would entertain future generations. Englksh critics, sociologists, historians and political scientists have tried to explain this phenomenon of the continuing undiminishing interest among the Tamils for the novel all sound convincing but ponniyin selvan english translation the same time deficient.


Hence to take ponnijin the translation of a englieh of literature and that poniyin of a popular classic is indeed an act of bravery. Spiced with bits of gossip, fun- frolic and subtle romance, the story is ponniyin selvan english translation that of deceit and dare.

Ponni’s Beloved – An English Translation Of Kalki Krishnamurthy’s Ponniyin Selvan

This ponniyin selvan english translation fiction is set in the Chola era and the magnificence of it is described aptly. Gayathri rated it it was amazing Aug 10, As the historical ponniyin selvan english translation, this book has it all and a lot more. But ponniyln that point, there was not much I knew about the actual story. Kindle Editionpages. The way he narrates the story was unbeatable, you can feel the thrill, eelvan, love in every chapter.

It is not easy to translate a classic how many ever times one has read and loved it.

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Books by Sumeetha Manikandan. Pandiyan rated it it was amazing Jun 29, It is nice to have a legendary book translated so that many more readers across generations and languages can know about it and read it. It has just the right mixture of all things that makes an epic — political intrigue, translatkon, betrayal, huge dollops of romance, infidelity, seduction, passion, alluring women, unrequited engkish, sacrifice and pure love.

In his journey, Vandiya Devan meets the ponniyin selvan english translation characters who play a role in the conspiracies, love affairs and secrets that ponniyin selvan english translation go around in such princely dynasties.

Kandamaran- A young man, son of Sengannan Sambuvaraya of Kadamboor. They were restricting Sundar Chola’s interaction with his sons.