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Ponniyin Selvan is a historical novel by Kalki Krishnamurthy, written in Tamil. In five volumes, it tells the story of early days of Arulmozhivarman, who later became the great Chola emperor Rajaraja Chola I. The book took more than three years to write; Kalki visited Sri Lanka three times to gather information for it.

Ponniyin Selvan is widely considered by many to be the greatest novel ever written in Tamil literature. It was first published as a series in the Kalki, a Tamil language magazine, during the 1950s and was later integrated into a novel. The craze for the series, which was published weekly, was such that it elevated the magazine circulation to reach a staggering figure of 71,366 copies - no mean achievement in a newly independent India.

Even today, the novel has a cult following and fan base among people of all generations. The book continues to be admired and garner critical acclaim for its tightly woven plot and vivid narration, the wit of the dialogue, and the way in which the power struggle and intrigues of the Chola empire were depicted.

Please note: This audiobook is in Tamil.

©1951 Nationalised (P)2019 Pustaka Digital Media Pvt. Ltd.

What listeners say about Ponniyin Selvan - Part 1 [The Son of Ponni, Part 1]

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BEAUTIFUL (என் இதயம் உருகிவிட்டது)

loved everything about it, hats off to all the performers and the story was mesmerizing
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excellent

the story is amazing and narration is really well, some times few characters voice could be chosen better. other than that its worth the money

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It's very good. especially the background music

I really loved it. The music, mood settings. wonderful
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ஒவ்வொரு அத்தியாயமும் வழங்க பட்ட முறை‌ என்னை காட்சிகே அழைத்து சென்றது.. நான்‌ நிகழ்வு நடக்கும் ‌இடத்திற்கு அருகே இருந்து பார்த்த அனுபவம் கிடைத்தது.. ஒலி புத்தகத்தை உருவாக்கிய அணிக்கு எனது மனமார்ந்த நன்றி..

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Brilliant Story

Brilliant story and thanks a lot audible and the audiobook team for putting this together. It was my many years wait got fulfilled due to this. Thanks again!

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Gripping historical fiction

Fantastic book that I had somehow failed to read earlier despite it always being on my to read list.

The audible version by Bombay Kannan and co. Was fantastic - kept me eager throughout and I’m itching to start book 2 immediately.

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Awesome Work

An exceptional audio work by the team. Couldn't describe in words. Thanks to the narrator.

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Awesome

Bombay Kannan never failed to entertain his audience. Excellent Narration!!Loved it so much!!!
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Loved the story and narration!!!

Ponniyin Selvan has awesome story line with wonderful narration, I listened to part 1 every night before sleep. Definetly going to buy the rest of the parts through audible. Recommended to anyone who likes history and Tamil culture.