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Parthiban Kanavu is a Tamil novel written by Kalki Krishnamurthy. Contents. 1 Details; 2 Plot summary; 3 Allusions/references to actual history, geography and . Parthiban Kanavu - Dream of Parthiban book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This book is the first historical fiction wr. - download Parthiban Kanavu book online at best prices in India on site .in. Read Parthiban Kanavu book reviews & author details and more at.

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Kalki Krishnamoorthi's Parthiban Kanavu is so special in many ways * Parthiban Kanavu was his first History Novel of its kind written in Parthiban's dream) is a famous Tamil novel written by Kalki R. Krishnamurthy. This novel deals with the attempts of the son of Chola king Parthiban, Vikraman. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Parthiban Kanavu (Parthiban's dream) is a famous Tamil novel written by Kalki Krishnamurthy. This novel deals with the.

Nirupama Raghavan, an entirely home-schooled youngster, who says she began "learning Tamil the same time as her parents did", has abridged and translated the Tamil original. This, at a time when the average urban teen finds it an uphill task to read and relish a Tamil work of fiction, let alone a Kalki classic, notwithstanding the fact that the language the master storyteller used is simple and constituted common parlance. Kalki, who began as a sub-editor, worked in Ananda Vikatan before starting the magazine named after him in , which, incidentally, is still going strong. From Kalki R. Krishnamurthy began serialising his historical fiction. Parthiban Kanavu is the first of the trilogy, the other two being Sivakamiyin Sabatham and Ponniyin Selvan. There is evident joy even in recalling the pleasures of reading these three books, the last mentioned magnum opus which is a five-volume work, twice over. The Chola King Parthiban dreams of making his kingdom all-powerful in the region and has transferred it on canvas in the Chitthira Mandapam or Palace of Arts. Soon after, the kathaa-nayakan in that he is the titular hero dies in a war against the Pallava King Narasimha Varman, but not before getting an assurance from the mysterious Sivanadiyar that his heir-apparent will be brought up as a man of great valour. The identity of the Sivanadiyar is kept a delightful suspense till the end, not in the whodunnit genre style though. The Emperor's daughter Kuntavi notices from her palanquin a young man of nobility, Vikraman, riding past on his horse and their eyes meet. Not a word is spoken, but very soon we find her rushing like the wind to Mamallapuram on hearing that Vikraman is to be banished to the distant Shenbagha Islands. Three years pass and the love between the two royal scions grows, though in absentia as it were!

Maniyam, an associate of Kalki Krishnamurthy was chosen as the art director, who brings the historical characters alive. The film's soundtrack was composed by Vedha , with the lyrics penned by Kannadasan , Vindhan and A.

Maruthakasi ; the album had P. Susheela , M. Vasanthakumari and K. Randor guy wrote "The song Pazhagum Thamizhe, a duet filmed on Vyjayanthimala and Gemini Ganesan and the other two duets like Idhayavaanin and Kannale Naan Kanda Kaname became popular and are remembered to this day by music lovers". Despite the excellent star cast and good direction by D. Yoganand, the film did not fare well at box office; the movie received positive review among critics for the direction of D.

Yoganand and the impressive performance by the star cast, Gemini Ganesan, Vyjayanthimala and S. Ranga Rao. On the other hand, the revealing of the yogi's identity in the beginning of the film was criticized as it did not build up the suspense among the audience; this suspense had been the plus point of the novel. The disguise, described in the original novel by the author Kalki of the Pallava King was not enough to keep the suspense of the two main characters essayed by the famous actor Sri S.

This was a huge factor in the commercial failure of a good movie. The lead pair Vyjayanthimala and Gemini Ganesan proved to be an attractive pair and their scenes with excellent songs sustained interest in the cinema; the success of the lead pair continued through another film, Then Nilavu in Randor Guy from The Hindu had concluded that the film is "remembered for the glamour of Vyjayanthimala , the winsome lead pair, exquisite sets and pleasing music".

Yoganand and K. While analyzing the Tamil science fiction thriller film 7aum Arivu , where it was compared with other Tamil films about history and folklore , inaccurate like Veerapandiya Kattabomman and Parthiban Kanavu itself, the Tamil film historian S. Theodore Baskaran had quoted that, "The crew of Parthiban Kanavu — a film on the Pallava dynasty — did not visit Mahabalipuram ruled by the Pallavas", while criticizing the film makers that "They do not do basic research".

List of longest films in India by running time Malathi Rangarajan. The Hindu. Archived from the original on 12 September Retrieved 25 October During his reign, the Chalukya kingdom expanded to cover most of the Deccan region in peninsular India. A son of the Chalukya king Kirttivarman I, Pulakeshin overthrew his uncle Mangalesha to gain control of the throne, he suppressed a rebellion by Appayika and Govinda , decisively defeated the Kadambas of Banavasi in the south.

The Alupas and the Gangas of Talakad recognized his suzerainty , he consolidated the Chalukya control over the western coast by subjugating the Mauryas of Konkana. His Aihole inscription credits him with subjugating the Latas, the Malavas , the Gurjaras in the north; the most notable military achievement of Pulakeshin was his victory over the powerful northern emperor Harsha-vardhana , whose failure to conquer the Chalukya kingdom is attested by the Chinese pilgrim Xuanzang.

In the east, Pulakeshin subjugated the rulers of Dakshina Kalinga. After defeating the Vishnukundina ruler, he appointed his brother Vishnu-vardhana as the governor of eastern Deccan. Pulakeshin achieved some successes against the Pallavas in the south, but was defeated, killed, during an invasion by the Pallava king Narasimhavarman I.

Pulakeshin was a Vaishnavite , but was tolerant of other faiths, including Shaivism and Jainism , he patronized several scholars, including Ravikirtti.

Two variants of Pulakeshin's name appear in the Chalukya records: Polekeshin. Historian K.

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Ramesh theorizes. Satyashraya , a hereditary biruda of Pulakeshin, was used as a substitute for his name in the dynasty's records, he was the dynasty's most celebrated ruler, because of which the subsequent rulers called their dynasty Satyashraya-kula. The imperial titles of Pulakeshin include Maharajadhiraja. Besides, he used the family epithets Shri-prithvi-vallabha and Shri-vallabha. Pulakeshin assumed the title Parameshvara after defeating Harsha , as attested by his Bijapur-Mumbai inscription.

The Chinese traveler Xuanzang calls him Pu-lo-ki-she. Pulakeshin was a son of the Chalukya king Kirttivarman I; when Kirttivarman died, Pulakeshin appears to have been a minor, as Kirttivarman's younger brother Mangalesha became the next king. The inscriptions of the Chalukyas of Kalyani , who claimed descent from the Chalukyas of Vatapi, state that Mangalesha "took upon himself the burden of administration" because Pulakeshin was a minor.

However, these inscriptions wrongly claim that Mangalesha returned the kingdom to Pulakeshin when Pulakeshin grew up, praising the Chalukya lineage for such exemplary behaviour; this claim is contradicted by Pulakeshin's own Aihole inscription, appears to be a late attempt to gloss over Pulakeshin's overthrow of Mangalesha.

The exact details of the conflict between these two men are unclear, because the Aihole inscription describes it in a rather enigmatic way. It is possible that Mangalesha ruled as a regent , but decided to usurp the throne. According to the Aihole inscription, Mangalesha was envious of Pulakeshin, because Pulakeshin was a favourite of Lakshmi.

Therefore, decided to go into exile. Subsequently, Mangalesha became weak "on all sides" as Pulakeshin applied his "gifts of good counsel and energy". Mangalesha had to abandon three things simultaneously: his attempt to secure the throne for his own son, his kingdom, his own life; the above description suggests that when Pulakeshin became an adult, Mangalesha rejected his claim to the throne and appointed his own son as the heir apparent.

Pulakeshin went into exile; the undated Peddavaduguru inscription records Pulakeshin's grant of the Elpattu Simbhige village after his subjugation of Ranavikrama. According to one theory, this Ranavikrama was Mangalesha, who bore the title "Ranavikrama", and, defeated by Mangalesha in a battle fought at Elpattu Simbhige.

However, another theory identifies Ranavikrama as a Bana king. Pulakeshin's Hyderabad inscription is dated CE, was issued during the third year of his reign, which suggests that he must have ascended the throne in c.

The exact year of his ascension is debated among modern scholars; the — CE Goa grant inscription, which refers to an unnamed Chalukya overlord titled Shri-prithvi-vallabha Maharaja , was issued during the reign of Pulakeshin's predecessor Mangalesha.

It is dated to the Shaka year assuming it was issued after years of the Shaka era had expired, the date of issue was 4 January CE. However, if we assume that it was issued when the rd year of the Shaka era was current, it can be dated to 5 July CE.

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But even on my best days,i don't think i could manage a page of Tamil prose without making my brain go bonkers. Obviously, i am not proud of this as Tamil is my mother tongue and I have studied it as my second language for a decent period of time.

My reading habit started courtesy random books available at home. It is a little surprising that i have to slave over a passage of Tamil when both my parents read quite a bit of Tamil literature and we had ton I technically have the ability to read Tamil.

It is a little surprising that i have to slave over a passage of Tamil when both my parents read quite a bit of Tamil literature and we had tonnes to Tamil novels at home. I had bought an English translation of "Parthiban's Kanavu",a very famous Tamil historical novel sometime last year and promptly forgot about it.

Kalkiyin Parthiban Kanavu - Audio Book By Sri (Tamil)

A few days back, i decided to read something different and picked up the book. I must say the book has opened several doors for me. For one,i realized that translations and transliterations cannot do complete justice to the original. The lushness of words and the original import gets lost often times.

Coming back to Parthiban's dream, the Tamil version was translated by a 15 year old girl,Nirupama Raghavan. Commendable effort,i must say. The translation is not lucious enough when it comes to the choice of words,but despite the simplistic writing,the plot keeps you immersed in it at all times.

Parthiban is a Chola king.

His empire is heavily marginalized with the Pandiyas,Cheras and Pallavas pressing into his territory from all directions. Pallava ruler,Mamalla Narasimha Chakravarti is the most dominant king in the southern lands and makes all other rulers pay tax to him.

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