Sri Kalki, a prolific writer of Tamil and historian of a different kind, has many works historical and social novels to his credit. This work Parthiban Kanavu, is one among the best, based on the life and history of Vikrama chola and Narasimhavarma Pallava. Usual in his approach, he gives romantic touches at appropriate places. It is quite natural for Sri Kalki making the reader to turn the pages with anxiety. Such is the greatness of this author. A novel that opens up like a screen with characters working in front of the readers. Recommend for for every reader of all ages.