Kaaval Kottam – Why it deserves the likes of a Man Booker.A must read book for anyone interested in knowing the rich history of beautiful Madurai, and. Tamil Book Man provides Tamil Books Online,English Books Online,online books ,online book Home»; Historical novels KAVAL KOTTAM histrorical book. S. Venkatesan is a Tamil writer from Tamil Nadu, India. His only novel Kavalkottam was published in It was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil.
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It was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil in See all 25 reviews. Good novel which explains the history of temple city starting with mughal period. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: We will not remove any content for bad language alone, or being critical of a particular book.
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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: It took hardly ten days for me to complete the entire book. This page was last oaval on 7 Novemberat The second part explains the downfall of Nayak rule after Thirumalai Nayak, another famous Nayak, who awarded the rights of guarding Madurai and suburbs to a tribe called Piramalai Kallars, living in Thadhanur, a fictitious village created in the imaginations of the author.
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Niranjanah’s review of காவல் கோட்டம் [Kaaval Kottam]
The excesses committed by the Kallars in collecting the Kaval coolie Fee for guardingand in case somebody refuses to pay it, how they venged them fearfully by committing murders and resorting to robbery. This is a great novel. Srinivasa Raghavan Bharatidasan Ku.
His only novel Kavalkottam was published in The records collected are evidenced at suitable places in the novel as letters shot from one officer to the other of the East India Company administratos and during the British Rule.
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Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Venkatesan is a Tamil writer from Tamil Nadu kotttam, India. The events leading to the accession of Viswanatha Nayak to the throne of Madurai Kingdom is elaborated in a fitting manner, explaining kotta, loyalty of Viswanatha to Krishna Devaraya, the monarch of Vijayanagara. The novel ends with the destruction or disappearance of the community from the scenario.
Thank you Kottzm, for writing such a wonderful novel, and for shedding so much light and life in to the history of Madurai which i love so much. Visit our Help Pages. Search for a book to add a reference. Write a product review. What more can I say? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I want to know the history of my people called as reserved category what for going back in history Good job venkatesan you can the name as Mayandi or ochu.
Archived from the original on kval July Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil language. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Finished the novel in just 3 days and was in ecstasy.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Com course and completed his college studies in the year First half of this novel has inherited the history of Madurai, from the fall of Pandiya dynasty, to the invasion of muslim rulers, then the retrieval of the city kingdom by the Vijayanagar chieftain, Viswanatha Nayakkar, from the book ‘Madhurai Nayakkar Varalaru’.
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The historical events and the story-telling style of the author makes it easier for a reader to complete the book containing kottan pages of smaller fonts in a shorter period. I had already read the book by A. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Janakiraman Kannadasan M. Jayakanthan Rajam Krishnan K. This novel runs through the period starting from the Nayakar occupation of Madurai, till it falls in to the hands of British and in to the ‘s.
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