Sign up for our Champaca Book Subscription!
Cart 0
Sivakamiyin Sabadam

Sivakamiyin Sabadam

  • Author: Kalki, P. S. Sri
  • Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
  • ISBN: 9798126025809
Regular price Rs. 425.00 Rs. 0.00 Unit price per
Tax included.
Sivakamiyin Sabadham is a historical Tamil novel set in 7th century South India written by Kalki in 1944. Kalki Krishnamurthy, recipient of India's highest literary honour - the Sahitya Akademi Award. Believed by some to be one of the first historical novels in Tamil it was originally serialized in the weekly Kalki magazine for about 12 years. This was later published as a novel. Along with Ponniyin Selvan, this is widely regarded as one of the greatest novels ever written in Tamil Set in 7th century south India against the backdrop of various historical events and figures. The novel created widespread interest in Tamil history when it was being published in the 1940s. Honour, love and friendship form important themes that run through the course of the novel that would be tough to point out who the real hero of the novel is. Mahendravarman I, the Pallava emperor plays an important role in the first half of the story while his son Narasimhavarman comes into his own as the novel progresses. The plot revolves around the historical events of the Chalukya king Pulakesi II playing a siege of Kanchi and Narasimhavarman avenging this by attacking Vatapi the capital of the Chalukyas. The novel is divided into four volumes.

Tagged with:

fiction / historical / indian / Kalki / P. S. Sri / tamil / translation /