TITLE : Vengayin Maindhan
CATEGORY : (Tamil historical novel -based on the life and time of Rajendra chola 1- chola empire )
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This is a Popular Historical novel in Tamil portraying in life and adventures of Rajendra Chola 1 (1012-1044) who raised the chola empire to the position of being the most extensive and most respected state of his time in South India.
The novel specifically provides in depth details on the monumental historical edifice ” Gangai Konda cholapuram ” a replica of the great Brahadeeswara temple / The Peruvudaiyar Kovil, also known as Periya Kovil of Tanjore -Tamilnadu. Akilan took great pain to paint the 1000 years old history of the Tamil king Rajendra chola and his society in this exceptional historical novel.
Gnagai konda chola puram has not only been the architectural pride of the later cholas but it has also been a prominent historical and political establishment as well .
Akilan has turned this edifice into one of his main characters in his “Vengayin maindan ” novel.
photograph by Karpagam Kannan
Awards: Sahithya akademi award for 1963, an engraved copper plate with the emblem of the akademi and fac-smile of sri Jawaharlal Nehru (the prime minister and president of the akademi on date ) was presented by Dr.Zakir Hussain , vice president of India on date the author Akilan on 15th march 1964 at New delhi .
This novel has been staged by Late Sri Shivaji ganesan
This novel has also been dramatized by mr.Akilan kannan (the author’s son ) and serialized in Chennai All India Radio.
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