Monday, October 22, 2018

Book Spotlight: The Storm - Ponnis' Beloved Volume Two: An English Translation of Kalki Krishnamurthy's Ponniyin Selvan by Sumeetha Manikandan

Blurb of the Book:

Kalki Krishnamurthy’s Ponniyin Selvan is a masterpiece that has enthralled generations of Tamil readers. Many authors have written phenomenal books in Tamil literature after Kalki Krishnamurthy, but Ponniyin Selvan remains the most popular, widely-read novel. It has just the right mixture of all things that makes an epic – political intrigue, conspiracy, betrayal, huge dollops of romance, infidelity, seduction, passion, alluring women, unrequited love, sacrifice and pure love. This is Volume II of the masterpiece.

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Customer Review

While translating an ever-classic epic novel, it is very important to keep in mind the importance of each character, the language and the flow of scenes. Sumeetha Manikandan gave us the perfect blend of all these in her book. Starting from the cover to the footnotes, this book, being the second in series, did not fail to impress me.


The First Part of this Series 



About the Author

Sumeetha Manikandan is a freelance writer and an author who loves to write and base her plots on the tambrahm community of Mylapore, Chennai. She is the author of ‘The Perfect Groom’ that has been a bestselling ebook on the top 50 charts of Amazon India ever since publication.

An avid reader, she loves to read across different genres – romance, historical fiction, non-fiction, mystery, fantasy etc. A history buff to the core,
she is currently translating Ponniyin Selvan – the evergreen tamil classic epic history by Kalki Krishnamurthy into English.

Married to film maker K.S. Manikandan, Sumeetha lives in Chennai, along with her six year old daughter.

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