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Azhiyakolam (Novel)

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Azhiyakolam (1965) is a novel written by R. Shanmugasundaram. This story happens in the same backdrop of novel Nagammal in a place called Vengamedu. It is a village love story.

Writing, Publication

Azhiyakolam novel was written by R. Shanmugasundaram in 1965. It was published by Puthumalar Publications, ran by R. Shanmugasundaram.


Duraisamy, a college graduate, is friendly with Nirmala, both are in love but they do not show it. The people of Vengamedu who come to fix an alliance for Muthaaya at Rakkiyapakka Gounder's house get angry because she is not there and come to Kaliyappa Gounder's house. There they see Kaliyappa's daughter Nirmala and they fix the alliance for her instead and marriage is confirmed. Nirmala expresses her love and asks Duraisamy, her lover, to ask her father for her hand in marriage. But Kaliyappa Gounder does not agree. Duraisamy sees Muthaaya in the farm field and falls in love with her. Knowing about Nirmala's love, Mutthaya commits suicide. On hearing this news, the family of the groom-to-be of Nirmala backs out of the marriage. Finally they are convince and the marriage happens. Duraisamy leaves the town.

Literary Significance

The same Kongu Nadu village environment depicted in the Nagammal novel is realistically presented in this novel as well. The novel tells us about the challenges that arise in relationships when young people develop an environment of self-determination through education.


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