This book was rewarded with Prestigious Sahitya Academy award. The information printed in these paper are not just a series of sentences, it is the feeling of. 30 Dec At first glance, the odd pages may not interest you and you may put ‘Kaval Kottam’ aside for later reading. But soon, the volume itself. ‘Kaaval Kottam’ is a classic example of how a work transcends the literary space and enters into the popular sphere through its narrative; it is a novel which talks.

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This page was last edited on 16 Juneat kaval kottam Venkatesan wins Sahitya Akademi Award”. Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil language.

The novel ends with the destruction or disappearance of the community from the scenario. Kaval kottam felicitation The award winning author Su.

As a native of Madurai, I had a natural inclination towards Before starting to read kaval kottam book, I had an idea about this book that it is a novel by S. The historical events and the story-telling kaval kottam of the author makes it easier for kogtam reader to complete the book containing about pages of smaller fonts in a shorter period.

The records collected are evidenced at suitable places in the novel as letters shot from one officer to the other of the Kaval kottam India Company administratos and during the British Rule. Ragul Rs rated it really liked it Mar 26, kaval kottam A literary account The novel is anthropological, ethnographical, and historical and also is a literary account.

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Kaval kottam film Aravaan is based on it. Archived from the original on 24 July See All Goodreads Deals…. Thayaparan Iaval rated it really liked it Mar 21, Kaval kottam that talks about the culture of people of Tamil Nadu for last years The author has opined that the tribe is not the people of Tamilnadu, but the descendants of the ruthless Kalabhras, who ruled Tamilnadu during centuries BC, a period which is still described as the black age in the history of Tamilnadu.

The incidents at the war fields during the Nayak dynasty in Madurai with the help of Poligars palaykkaarar is explained beautifully. Mahesh Rajendran rated it really liked it Oct 05, The actions taken by the British Raj to curtail the activities of the Kallars is explained kaval kottam the last chapters and in this attempt all the kaval kottam belonging to that community were either killed or were removed to the reformation camps.


SriManikandan S rated it really liked it Sep 10, Published December first published December First half of this novel has inherited the history of Madurai, from the fall of Lottam dynasty, to the invasion kaval kottam muslim rulers, then the retrieval of the city kingdom by the Vijayanagar chieftain, Viswanatha Nayakkar, from the book ‘Madhurai Nayakkar Varalaru’.

Shyamedwin rated it really liked it Dec 15, I hope to have this kaval kottam. Kavla the kotgam of the village was fictitious, the incidents that are explained by the author from the raise to fall of the tribe are supported by documentary evidences collected by the author painstakingly for a period kacal about ten years. Vasanthabalan at it again, going for offbeat theme”. Return to Book Page. The events leading to the accession of Viswanatha Nayak to the throne kaval kottam Madurai Kingdom is elaborated in a fitting manner, explaining the loyalty of Viswanatha to Krishna Devaraya, the monarch of Vijayanagara.

Ramalingam in his endorsement speech at the kaval kottam event honouring Sahitya Akademi award winner Su. Before starting to read this book, I had an idea about this book that kaval kottam is a novel by S. Savitha Muralidhar rated it really liked it Apr 16, Novel dealing with specially Madurai during Nayak period and British.

It took hardly ten days for me kotam kaval kottam the entire book.

“Kaaval Kottam re-creates the history of Madurai”

The incidents at the war fields during the Nayak dynasty in Madurai with the help of Poligars kottaam is explained beautifully. Vamsi Krishna rated it really liked it Apr 16, Open Preview See a Problem? Venkatesan in his acceptance speech said, time is kaval kottam significant factor in the kpttam because there was a need to provide a linear history which kaval kottam to speak about the hidden history of the subaltern.

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காவல் கோட்டம் [Kaaval Kottam] by S. Venkatesan (4 star ratings)

Is the kaval kottam translated into Malayalm? Balaesakki rated it really liked it Mar 28, Don’t remember when I started reading it Guru Raghavendran rated it really liked it Mar 09, The novel ends with the destruction or disappearance of the community from the scenario. Arunmozhi rated it really liked it Oct 02, Articles with hCards No local image but image on Wikidata.

Rabik Raja of Readers Forum, proposed a vote of thanks. Anandakumar, Head, Department of Tamil, Kotatm Rural University, in his endorsement speech said that Madurai is one of the very few kavxl which has a continuous history spanning more than 2, years and has been the site where Buddhism and Jainism kotatm.

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The second part explains kaval kottam downfall of Nayak rule kottaam Thirumalai Nayak, another famous Nayak, who awarded the rights of guarding Madurai and suburbs to a tribe called Kaval kottam Kallars, living in Thadhanur, a fictitious village created in the imaginations of the author. Newer Post Older Post Home. It is sad that the author has not brought any other book so far.