Tamil Novel Writers BlogsTamil Novel Writers Blogs. Tamil Jaya's blog. Unquiet flows a river - The Hindu BusinessLine. Free Novel. Perumal Murugan - Wikipedia. When year-olds are published authors - Times of India. I write about one theme: Of man's fall and redemption'.
Tamil historical novels
Tamil historical novels are a genre of Tamil literature that began to appear in the midth century. Prathapa Mudaliar Charithram "The Life of Prathapa Mudaliar" , written in and published in , was the first novel in the Tamil language. The novel does not involve historical characters or events but is set in royal times. Penned by Mayuram Vedanayakam Pillai, it was a landmark in Tamil literature, which had hitherto seen writings only in poetry. The book gave birth to a new literary genre and Tamil prose began to be recognized as an increasingly important part of the language.
In the s, when Tamil novels were becoming popular, the weeklies specialised in serialising them. Later, famous Kalki specialised in writing historical novels and their serialisation was the main cause for the increased sale of Kalki magazine. Seeing the success of this strategy, many followed suit. The most successful author, after Kalki, was Sandilyan and he improved the circulation of Kumudam. The s was also when novels were being sought after by film-makers. Following this there also arose problems about copyright. One such incident was about the novel that Chitti Sundararajan wrote, his first and last novel.
Early Tamil literary theory and poetics, from around the beginning of the Christian era, classified the subject matter of all literature into two main genres, akam and puram. Akam refers to the inner world, and is, effectively, to do with love. Puram refers to the outer world and consists of the praise of kings and patrons, and about war and the death of warriors. Both akam and puram are further divided into five main types, each associated with a particular landscape, tinai , and a system of images associated with that landscape. The poetics of landscape continues to haunt Tamil writing. Of course, modern writers don't seek to replicate it, but rather, to glance at it, allude to it, dialogue with it, or even reconfigure it. That is the exciting bit.
See a Problem?
For the younger writer. If you are about to write a novel for the first time, we have some novel writing tips which may help you on your way. We have been helping first time novelists for many years and these tips are compiled from their feedback. There is no definite way to write a novel and different people have different ways of doing it. However, we hope you find these tips useful and wish you every success with your writing.
As you may have read while surreptitiously checking your tweet stream at a client meeting last week, a former advertising copywriter is among five Americans who made it onto the long list for a big, boffo literary prize, the Man Booker  . This guest post is by Helen Klein Ross. Ross is the author of the popular Making It. Helen created the award-winning ad blog AdBroad in Photo by James Salzano.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book.