Ponniyin Selvan, written by Kalki Krishnamurthy, is a historical novel set in the time period between the Tenth and the Eleventh century AD. A story that revolves around the Chozha Emperor, Arulmozhi Verman, who was later, crowned as Raja Raja Chozhan I. The story has all the ingredients of a political drama, including espionage, vendetta and patronage. Kalki masterfully weaves a few love stories into the mix, as well.
This is an abridged English retelling of this epic in my own words. This is Book 1 of 5 books.