Ponniyin Selvan: How I learnt tamizh....!
Topic started by AK (@ sgigate.sgi.com) on Tue Sep 18 04:41:28 .
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I have been a silent lurker on this site for quite some time. I have learnt a lot from a lot of very learned people here. Occasionally I have been quite disgusted with all the "casteist" wars going on. Anyhoo, my post is not about that.
I am a tamilian who grew up in the Eastern and Northern parts of India. Although we spoke tamil at home, I never learnt to read and write tamizh. However, once I moved to Tamizh Nadu, my interest in my mother tongue slowly developed. I taught myself how to read tamizh "Yezhutthu Kootti". Then I decided one day that it was rather shameful that I didn't know enough about my language. Purely, to improve my tamizh speed, I started off with Ponniyin Selvan. (I had heard a lot about it of course and Raja Raja Chola was a particular favourite cos we hail from Thanjavur and for some reason or the other, standing in front of the Periya Kovil always gave me goose bumps... the call of the land perhaps?? I have never had that happen to me anywhere else in the world).
ANyway, the going was tough initially, but soon I got caught up in the story.. the characters... and then as my reading speed improved.. i got fully immersed in it. It took me a while, but I managed to finish it a couple of days ago. I must say it is probably one of the best books I have ever read. Amazing writing.. beautifully characterization.
Lets me appreciate the beauty of my mothertongue even more.
Nandri Kalki avargale!
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- From: fainas (@ montreal-ppp-87295.qc.sympatico.ca)
on: Sat Oct 19 15:53:27
its realy cool how you can learnt how to read and write tamil!!i wish i could do that:)i only speak tamil and i am realy bad at it,so i'll try to improve speaking first...although i learn a lot comming to this site and reading you guys write tamil in english...ithu ennakku romba help pannudu..
- From: Pasupathy (@ hse-mtl-ppp71662.qc.sympatico.ca)
on: Sat Oct 19 23:26:08
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- From: meera (@ 5-pool1.ras14.nynyc-t.alerondial.net)
on: Fri Jun 20 10:50:37
am interested in reading tamil novels online. could any of u suggest some link sites to read tamil novels of balakumaran, rajeshkumar, ramanichandran, sujatha and lakshmi.
- From: vijayan reddy (@ )
on: Tue Jan 6 06:43:10
Heartening to see such messages praising Kalki's efforts. I understood the real meaning of "unputdownable" when I started 'Sivagamiyin Sabatham', I finished the entire book in a day (1200+ pages), never seen such a gripping narration.
I re-read that in a much slower pace to enjoy the finer points later. I find Parthibhan Kanavu equally great.
Only regret is I missed an opportunity to read Ponniyin selvan, which I plan to do very soon.
- From: chellam (@ 22.214.171.124)
on: Thu Jan 22 02:01:05 EST 2004
It`s simply superb 2 c u all with good words and having good talks.Yes we the tamilans having all in our past to talk, we have much potential.
Earliar i got to read books of DANIEL STEEL,SHIDNEY SHELTON and so on so on.
But when i get in touch with PS,SS,CHERAMAN KADALI,KADAL PURA it`s amezing,i lost myself for our tredition,cultur.We the pressent generation not only lost our past monuments also our identity.
There r much layed pottentials in our land for promoting TOURISM and saving our ancient monuments but there is no one ruling with the same blood. Day by day there r so much of our worthy monuments r getting ruined,stolen by foringner and sold out by many of our neighbours,occupaid by unknowns.Is there any one who born for caring all these? or is there any one who dedicate his life for the tamil,it`s culture and it`s land,people,and monuments?
- From: quake (@ 126.96.36.199)
on: Fri Jan 23 07:33:41 EST 2004
- From: Raja (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Thu Jan 29 15:19:43 EST 2004
you can read or download ponniyin selvan novel from this website : http://www.tamil.net/projectmadurai/pmfinish.html#dt0169
- From: http://www.valaippoo.blogspot.com/ (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Fri Feb 20 11:32:17 EST 2004
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