The book pieces together the story of these little known men, men who irrevocably changed the direction of the peninsula's history and that makes it both novel and engrossing. I have read several historical fictions in Tamil but this is the first one in English. Key Features Include: A 32-page Introduction in which Jud provides 6 helpful articles on how to understand the Bible, overviews of the Old and New Testaments, and faith as a lifelong journey Book Introductions, including the author, key people and verses, themes, and the date it was written for each book of the Bible 9 Major Uncensored Truth Sections, which guide readers to understand the core beliefs of Christianity-God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, salvation, church, living the Christian life, angels and demons, Jesus' return, and heaven and hell Callout Passages of Scripture that have meant the most to Jud for different reasons in various seasons of life And featuring the reliable and easy-to-read New Living Translation Author by : Albert J. A slave captured by the Khiljis, Kafur is renowned for his ambition and cunning. Malik, earlier known as Ram born in a Hindu family gets castrated when trying to elope with his love interest Chaula. Malik Kafur came down to south to attack Madurai, but after that I felt that author has lost the grip of the story line.
If anything, the title may be a little off. Typicaly a good author creates an environment that will let the reader enjoy the particular mood for a sustained period of time. In the north, the slave, Ram is asked to convert to a Muslim, by his Arab master. Venketsh is set in the reign of the second Sultan of Khilji Dynasty- Allauddin Khilji. While I struggled to cross beyond fifty pages of Immortals of Meluha, I could not put down this novel, once I started.
The 2 central characters 'Malik Kafur' serving Alauddin Khilji and 'Veera Pandya', the king of Madurai have roughly equal and alternating halves devoted to them and the novel builds. The book ends with a brief epilogue about Kumara Kampana, the Vijaya Nagara Prince reclaiming Madurai. First look at the title and the cover and there's glory written all over it. In the first week of its sale it reached the Amazon's Number one position of Historical fiction best seller lists. Malik Kafur even destroy Chidamabaram and Madurai temple and he tries to convert every hindus. I'm not an extraordinary human being. I have read all the Tamil novels written by this author.
Best Selling Historical Novel in Online stores. For a change, I read this book somewhat slowly through my trip to Jaipur, Bhilwara, Gurgaon and back to Bangalore. An ancient kingdom will meet a devastating new enemy. But invisible fractures within the kingdom threaten to destroy it, and a new enemy approaches, swifter than anyone can imagine. Born a Hindu to simple merchant father and e This book was recommended by a fellow tam, just as interested in good historical fiction as me. My lost skill of writing and reading has come back to me though still not at it's best.
Madurai has been left unprotected as no one expects a strike. What I liked most about it is he does not try to sugar coat it. As an ancient city combusts in flames of treachery, bloodlust and revenge, brother will battle brother, ambition will triumph over love, slaves will rise to rule, cities will be razed to dust, and the victor will be immortalized in history. Mythological and Historical fiction are the latest fad in Indian market and I am grateful because I love these more than the same love story being told over and over again. There are so few dealing with South India and I grabbed this book without hesitation. It is probably better to read a good history book instead.
I was born with some intelligence and a little bit of brain to use. You get to see love, ambition, greed, lust, bravery, cowardice and a whole range of emotions. But that was not to be. Author by : Venketesh R. What I loved about Venkatesh's writing was that the focus was mainly on the story without getting into too much gory specifics of the war action.
The novel is well plotted and it is the narration skill of the author that brings it out. This novel deals with two themes that are interlinked. Whilst it did open me up to names, I felt the book did a better job of painting the invader from the North - Malik Kafur and one of the good reads on him. I personally liked the strong female characters along the novel, be it Tara, Sunanda, Radhika or Vani. An ancient kingdom will meet a devastating new enemy. Most historical-fiction in english is about the Mughal or post-Mughal-colonial era.
Feel the impact of a Bible translated into conversational English. Raboteau reflects upon the origins of the book, the reactions to it over the past twenty-five years, and how he would write it differently today. The way the story starts building up with how the two adversaries were shaping up from their childhood days and their turbulence coming of age and how it contributed to their ac The author uses historic facts and myths surrounding Madurai during 1300 A. But this book also explain a lot of historical characters. The north-south divide is explicitly described. The Pandyan Empire is at its peak, its enemies subdued and its people at peace. Inspite of these obvious flaws, the book is a good read.
Being the son of a courtesan by the Pandya King, Prince Veera is not considered a natural heir to the throne of Madurai against his step brother Sundara Pandya. He is sold to an Arab in the slave market. The 2 central characters 'Malik Kafur' serving Alauddin Khilji and 'Veera Pandya', the king of Madurai have roughly equal and alternating halves devoted to them and the novel builds towards the first sacking of Madurai by Kafur. Thus ends the mighty Pandyan dynasty. Th I think, historical fiction comes in 2 flavours. The wearisome battle speeches are absent, the action is strong, and we have two interesting main characters and a very interesting plot and a lot of my unanswered questions about Malik Kafur given logical answers. I devour history books,I know most people would look at it boringly but I simply cant put them down once I begin.
It definitely a Page Turner and never found an Indian Author could portray a Historical fiction into a Page turner book. He has Published 3 novels in Tamil, 2 of them are Sequel to famous Kalki's novels Ponniyin Selvan and Sivagamiyin Sabatham respectively Kaviri Mainthan காவிரி மைநதன and Kanji Tharagai காஞசி தாரகை. Even at the end when the entire city is destroyed, the brothers would be fighting for the rule. I was literally into the world Veera and Malik alternatively. The pace is good, the twists are good, the battle scenes were well thought out and u never feel the author has lost it. While there are many fictional works in Tamil and other Southern languages on this this vast and very interesting subject, I really don't think any notable work of fiction has been written in English around this.