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Bala's Udayar.

Discussion in 'Books & Authors in Regional Languages' started by Kanchi, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. Kanchi

    Kanchi New IL'ite

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    Hi Friends,

    Now I read Balakumaran's UDAYAR. Such a great novel. After Ponnien selvan, I had very much admire this one.This novel about Rajaraja cholan. The author describe in which curcumstance,how he bulit the temple.At the time of reading I feel living in those Period.In historic novel lovers don't miss this one.
     
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  2. kalar

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    Hi

    I have read Po. Selvan. This looks like a continuation of the previous one. I just feel like reading this. Can you tell me is this available on net.

    kala
     
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    Acho u are reading that novel.I too like reading that novel.But I dont get chance.Anyway soon I will read it.Give the comments after yor read that book.Previously I read Balakumaran's historical novel called Kadal Nivandam(am not sure with the name).It was good.Anyway enjoy reading.
     
  4. prana

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    Hi Kanchi,

    Actually how many parts are there in Udayar book.And tell me the publication name please......

     
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    Hi
    Its 6 Vol and may be close to 3000 pages or so. Visa Publication at Venkatanarayana Road, T.Nagar is the publisher of the book. The address is No. 16, Old No. 55, Venkatanarayana Road, T.Nagar, Chennai 600017.
     
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    Hi Thammu,
    Thanks for the info. I was trying to find out about this book for a very long time. Heard that it is really very good. I have made a note of it. Thanks again.
     
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    Hi all,

    Can anyone tell where i can download/ purchase Bala's Udayar Novel

    Thanks in advance
     
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    To Prana,

    Its "Oru kaadhal nivandham", a story that revolves around pacifying Rajendra Chozha's anger where the explanation is more about the Devar adiyaar people and the service that they do. Well. Those people who dedicated their lives to God were later ill treated and forced into the oldest profession in the world. It was a nice one.

    And to Kanchi,
    Yes. I read and enjoyed Udayar, for Balakumaran's writing. It was brilliant in parts and otherwise a bit dragging. Well, thats my view. I liked the first two parts where he reasoned nicely about why the temple was built and later on, explaining how such a tall gopuram must have been build and that tall lingam be carried in.

    From a historical point of view, I am a Chandilyan fan and liked Ponniyin Selvan a lot. Balakumaran did some justice about describing the village and the kingdom, but I felt that Udayar is more of a tribute personally to Rajaraja Chozha. Btw, I am a Balakumaran fan too and read almost all his works till 2010.

    -rgs
     
  9. prana

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    Sri sir,

    Later I read the first part of Udayar..I felt that it was very dragging(my personal opinion)...As a die hard ponniyin-selvan lover, I couldnt read further parts..so I stopeed...

    Btw, I read 'oru kaadhal nivedhiyam' too..I loved the plot very much..And am not a big fan of Balakumaran, though I like his piece of work, 'payanigal kavanikkavum'...Really I loved that story and still remember the herione character name ie Gargina...
     

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