In this app - which has a built-in ebook reader - you can read the following classics:
1. Alai Osai 2. Ponniyin Selvan 3. Parthiban Kanavu 4. Sivagamiyin Sabatham 5. Kalvanin Kathali 6. Magudapathy 7. Mohini Theevu 8. Poymaan Karadu 9. Solaimalai Ilavarasi 10. Thyagabhoomi 11. Short Story Collection
Kalki Krishnamurthy (1899-1954) was a Tamil writer, whose body of work span across various genre such as novels, short stories, travelogues, music reviews, movie scripts, and numerous pieces of journalism. His writings include over 120 short stories, 10 novelettes, five novels, three historical romances, editorial and political writings and hundreds of film and music reviews.
HOW TO USE THE APP:
1. Tap on the book cover to open the book
2. Double tap on the sides of the page to open the menu.
3. The book is divided chapter-wise and so you have to tap the 'NEXT' button to go to next chapter. Tap on the page
inside to reveal the menu and to see the index page.
4. Please be patient when the book loads for the first time !
NOTE: This App Is Very Ideal For Tablets.
I have always wanted to introduce and increase the awareness about the works of Kalki among younger generation and this app is born out of this labor of love. So, big thanks to the Tamil Nadu Government due to whose efforts the works of Kalki have now come into public domain.
The cover images you see in the app are derivative works of the original images by renowned artists such as Maniyam, Maniyam Selvan, Maruthi and S Balu. These artists, with their images, brought to life the heroism and the subtle romanticism in the works of Kalki. Thanks to them too.
***Kalki considered Alai Osai, which was serialised in Kalki in 1948–49 and published as a book in 1963, as his
best. The novel won for him the Sahitya Akademi Award posthumously in 1956, it has for its backdrop the
freedom struggle and deals with social reforms and politics.
***Thyaga Bhoomi, which has the salt satyagraha as its backdrop, dealt with women's rights and untouchability. It
was serialised in Ananda Vikatan, and it was also being made into a movie at the same time. The movie got
banned by the British Government on the grounds that it indirectly aroused the people to fight for freedom.
***Kalki Krishnamurthy took almost three-and-half years to finish the 5-volume saga 'Ponniyin Selvan'. He visited Sri
Lanka three times to learn some information to write this novel.
***Ponniyin Selvan was the nickname given to Arulmozhi varman. Ponni was another name for the river Kaveri and
Arulmozhi was the darling of the Kaveri and hence known as Ponniyin Selvan to all his people.
If you are someone who have been searching for the works of Kalki, the app promises hours and hours of re-reading pleasure. For those who will be reading the master for the first time, this app will give them a chance to get into a joyous new world !
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