Books shelved as sandilyan: கடல் புறா [Kadal Pura] by சாண்டில்யன், யவன ராணி [Yavana Rani] by சாண்டில்யன், ஜல த. Sandilyan’s Novels •Kadal Pura 1,2,3 (parts) •Yavana Rani 1,2 (parts) • Jalatheepam 1,2,3 (parts) •vasantha Kalam •Malai vasal •ManjalAaru •Raniyi. There’s a very popular one called Yavana Rani about a Tamil trader’s love affair with a Greek queen, and then there’s Kadal Pura, about a.

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Swaminatha Sharma who was working in Thiru. He became friends with his neighbours V.

Kamil Zvelebil once called him as the “fourth most popular Tamil Writer”. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli alumni 20th-century Indian novelists Indian historical novelists Novelists from Tamil Nadu 20th-century Indian male writers.

If nothing else Chandilyan introduced me to historicals, which in turn lead me to reading Ponniyin Selvan by Kalki, simply the best Tamil historical novel. As ofmany of them still remain in print, four decades after being first published. Later he became a sub-editor at the English daily newspaper Hindustan Times. Sandilyan or Chandilyan Tamil: Check out this hardcover for the novel Rajathilagam. After finishing college he moved to T. Srinivasa Raghavan August 5, at 6: Most of them are apparently done by an artist named Latha, about whom I xhandilyan nothing except that novwls or she is totally awesome.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I believe that it is his master piece. Hi, Artist Latha was the pseudonym used by nlvels Shri. He later wrote about his film world experiences in his book Cinema Valarndha Kadhai Pritham decided against including him, for several reasons he’s not really pulp–gets published in hardcover these days; the novels are really long; the action unfolds slowly, with a lot of elaborate flowery description and romantic banter which is really really hard to get sounding onvels in translation.

BLAFTATRONIC HALWA: The Historical Tamil Novels of Chandilyan: Cover Art by Latha

You’ve got to give it to Chandilyan for carrying the torch for Tamil literary sensuality, when the whole field was so sanitised and sterile. Rajagopalachari and joined the Indian independence movement. Newer Post Older Post Home. He was one of the very few Tamil writers to get a monthly salary from Kumudam for his novels.

SandilyanPorattangalChennai: His family was from Thiruindalur village near Mayiladuthurai. Cover Art by Latha.

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She also remembers meeting the author a few times when she was young. He married Ranganayaki in Thanks for the tip. I myself have been keen on learning more chqndilyan the novels because a The author seems to be a perennial bestseller.


But when weeklies like Kumudham serialised Kadal Pura, I escaped mum’s strictures ; Latha, who I am almost certain is a male artist had some serious eyecandy.

Rangarajan; he was my father’s maternal uncle; he passed away more than 18 years ago; he had a flair for painting beautiful eyes: From that I became an ardent fan of Sandilyan. I don’t think I’ve seen either of those After his stint at the Hindustan Times he returned to work at Sudesamithran and started writing full-length novels.

Viswa Praneet December 22, at 8: It revolves around the family feud in the Pandya dynastyNlvels army’s entry into Pandya Nadu at the request of one side, the alleged atrocities of the Sinhala army and the war between Sinhala and Chola armies ending with the defeat of the former. Retrieved from ” https: Posted by Blaft Publications at 5: He also started publishing in other magazines like Amudhasurabi.

He is known for his historical romance and adventure novels, often set in the times of the Chola and Pandya empires. Rengasamy Ramaswami November 8, at 1: