List of tamil novels I’ve read

The following are the novels listed in reverse chronological order of my readings.


Kaviri Maindhan (Anusha Venkatesh – Historic, continuation of Ponniyin Selvan)

Mathirai (T. Lajpathy Roy – Informative book of Jainism and caves of Madurai)

Sindhu Mudhal Gangai Varai (Raghul Sangruthiyaayan – Aryan-age)

ISI (Pa. Raghavan – Excellent details on ISI of Pakistan)


Karaindha Nizhalgal (Asokamithran – Social)
Thyagarajar  (Veeyesvee – Life history of Musical Trinity Thyagarajar Swamigal)
Velaikaari (Aringar Anna – Social)
Rani Mangammal (Na. Parthasarathy – Historic)
Pudhu VeLLam (Akilan – Social)
Enadhu Madurai Ninaivugal (Manohar Devadas – Social)
Sila Nerangalil Sila Manidhargal (Jeyakanthan – Social)
Vanavaasam (Kannadaasan – Political life of Kannadaasan)


Mercury Pookkal (Balakumaaran – Social)

Oru Manidhanum Sila Erumai Maadugalum (Jeyakaanthan – Social)

Goballapurathu Makkal (Ki. Rajanarayanan – Social)

Chithira Paavai (Akilan – Social)

Irumbu Kudhiraigal (Balakumaaran – Social)

Appam Vadai Thayirsaadham (Balakumaaran – Social)


Oru Puliyamarathin Kadhai (Sundara Ramasamy -Social)

Kanni Maadam (Saandilyan – Historical)

Alai Osai (Kalki – Social)

Amara Vaazhvu (Kalki – Social Indian freedom era)

Thyaga Boomi (Kalki – Social)

Poimaan Karadu (Kalki – Social Comedy)

Mohini Theevu (Kalki – Social)

Mahudapathi (Kalki – Social Indian freedom era)

Kalvanin Kadhali (Kalki – Social)

Vetri Muzhakkam (Na. Parthasarathy – Historical)

Paandimaadevi (Na. Parthasarathy – Historical)


Vetri Thirunagar (Akilan – Historical)

Aayiram Theevu Angayarkanni (Kannadaasan – Historical)

Cheramaan Kaadhali (Kannadaasan – Historical)

Vengayin Maindhan (Akilan – Historical)

Solamalai Ilavarasi (Kalki – Mix of Historical and Social Indian freedom era)

Volgavil irundhu Gangai varai (Rahul Sangruthiyaayan – Compilation of Aryans history in India)

Ponniyin Selvan (Kalki – Historical)

Parthibhan Kanavu (Kalki – Historical)

Sivagamiyin Sabhadam (Kalki – Historical)


9 comments so far

  1. Megarajan on


    Thanks for giving this list.

    I havent read many of the books here.

  2. edison on

    vanakkam,ur interest in tamil lit is nice,be a tamizhan,speak tamizhal,keep it up,

  3. Sridhar on

    Thank you very much for the list

  4. Sampath on

    A: A good start
    O: 2006 is better than 2007
    S: Start listing what to be read

  5. Ramesh on

    could you please tell me where I can get the book Vengayin Maindhan? I have read the book and I love the book a lot. Want to by a copy and add to my collection.


    • pandian on

      hi ramesh,
      i got the book from ‘DHAGAM’
      publications, t.nagar
      they have a web link
      hope this helps u

  6. n.r.giri on

    sir bala books please give me

  7. சாணக்கியன் on

    gr8. you remember the books including the year when u read it 🙂

  8. Kalaiarasan on

    I have red few historical novels but not any social novel before the book “Irumbu Kudhiraigal”. Wow… Excelent work by Balakumaran Sir. It is the one turned my interest to social novels.

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