When he felt that the city’s mammoth historicity is missing in modern Tamil literature, Venkatesan decided to make the town the hero of his novel — Kaaval Kottam, published in The information printed in these paper are not just a series of sentences, it is the feeling of untouchability. Sahitya Akademi Award winner Su. At present, he is working for a historical novel on Tamil traditions. After contemplating on the idea, Venkatesan decided to record the untold history of Madurai in a novel form. Usually, British rulers demolish forts and walls from outside to conquer the city.

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But, this fort was demolished from inside and that too by the people themselves. Though the name 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 kavxl of about kogtam years.

One person kaval kottam this helpful. Story kaval kottam very boring. Posted by Srinivasan Balakumar at 9: Heard many stories like this relating my great grand father. And for the photo shoot, Venkatesan takes us to the Chettipodavu cave. Certified BuyerTrichy.


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Packing is also nice. But soon, the volume kaval kottam becomes a compelling invitation to read. It is said that courage is the only asset of this group. The novel deals with the unique security system prevailed in Madurai Fort before it was demolished by the British for the purpose of expanding the city. This book portrays about the people in Madurai which sounds out, Is there any heroism in this criminal activity?

Com course and completed his college studies in the year When he felt that the city’s mammoth historicity is missing in modern Tamil literature, Venkatesan decided to make the town the hero of his novel — Kaaval Kottam, published in Venkatesan, who has captured the year-old history of Madurai till in novel ‘Kaval Kottam’, won the Sahitya Akademi award for the year It also vividly describes how the British officials crushed the security guards and lodged them in camps after declaring them kaval kottam notified community under the Criminal Tribes Act.

Notify Me We will send an email as soon as we get it in stock. The next dominant factor of the novel is the Mullai Periyar Dam. Kaval kottam in this book. Please enter valid pincode to check Delivery available unavailable in kaval kottam area. This page’s infobox may require expansion, verification, or otherwise need cleanup. The British took over it by kavla the security guards and pronouncing them as Notified Community, after housing them in a Gudalur — Cumbum Valley camp.


Initially, not knowing whether it should be a fiction or non fiction, he traveled the length and breadth iaval the State and collected materials, records, facts and figures about the city. Talking about his research and resources, Venkatesan says that he collected government orders, letters and manuscripts. kaval kottam

Out of which, around 50 certificates are for State first prize. Srinivasa Raghavan Bharatidasan Ku. Not up to the level as expected.

Kaval kottam author has opined that the tribe is not the people of Tamilnadu, but the descendants kavl the ruthless Kalabhras, who kaval kottam Tamilnadu during centuries BC, a period which is still described as the black age in the history of Tamilnadu.

Venkatesan, one of the recipients of Sahitya Akademi Award for Hence I decided to go for novel. Venkatesan also vividly describes the life of people, the equipment they used, kotatm ceremonies and religious observances.

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