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· Amillr Chitra
No~ 68 3


N'r:nfember .~. 1 '986


Assistent Editor Sub-Edoor


'The Nawab's Diwa,n and Other Ta,mi,)· Tales
the first novel ~nTamil, the oldest of the Dravidian
group of ln dian. languages.



Wdtt'en in 1. 879, Pratapa Mudaiiar Charitram is

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Art Consu Rant

Veda Naryakam PUla] (1 826-188'9) of,Ma.,ayooram
(Ma~]aduthultli of today) ln Ti ruchl district was
born in a Christian femily.He worked as munsif In



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,Maha'bhara,ta _ 21 ARJ(jNA IN INDRALOKA

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NfJRKET. MAN C.M6 70 "!'HE' .-9.PLAce ~ vasr THEN t.


CE.RTAr~ l"l N WARD . . HiHS ON IfIS FEeT~ '1~ RNi( ~0tI ~ .." WHAT eRN I ..L - RE'WAR 11 Y. ALMlG..i¥OtJ? . .HT\f' ..uGM ~ ~~•NQT .·00 'f=OR .. .H'TY TfJ H 6.LP A FELLOW' HUMAN 6'EING ~~.. O'.OU..EveN r ~RiOM THE.r l'tU:.'THE FIJKIR.. ' ~E ALLAH WU.ENO.PPOR:"~'.


so J SENT ARM ED N 70 FETe . ~------------------------~------~ ~!1'!I!I.'TH~N ."--11 THE. ~IE ~ .P IN ''1.'amell" c"_itra k£itho EKAMBcARfjM Kh'§ 'T/J..'U hi E.CljPITlJl ~~.or:>.W'fa RD'. 70 lefll?H iHE 'r~E ST'me' OF llHltlR5 IN HIS kiNGDOM HE ~1i{~l.(JU WOtH .'Hf!.. . I( H E.W I 'j. N·OT AlX.LE. .K¥-N 70 ~ _c"HS' .. OF II FIJ/(ff. NI'tWflS' WAS ·NONE: .EPT AlN~' ItE.' .. D15Gl:!ISc.~O.

. TO U&E FORce A6..i9iH.sERv'1 C E'" • ..' .pJ HAVE. .AlHST G. 'THUS eXIJ M8 . . PIWIIN'NJO eRRNED Fti'ME POIt! HIS ..'THE NAWABJ'S D:IWAN .___..9R.. D "" Cif" A . SOM is TIME.IW"N..'f..L 'YOU BE MV P . MlJ""LIRR BSCIIME.. 'WU.' THIS' .S WE ~-----:""~V"'::loo_~'..I1ONES'T.. EFFiCllh'I'T liND 3E'L Fl E'5S. ·NRWflB.-... I NEED TH~ aERWC~ MAN UKE '~OU.OOP' MeN TOCk ..n .

a mar chitflo katho KANAKAN FINDS A HOME .

. TAi<E CA:RE OF HIM. WIFE.L .7 MQMEN7- W 11''1 POH''"T .WJ'U' .L.!i IVE HIM "'TO US~' W'E W~.D . l-tANAKA N FINDS A HOME sr TitS INF"N7~ 'THE N61. LOO'NE. .

LL.EAVe. ali '10~ MUS'T L. . GIV. TO HIM. TO US NOW.L.ttP Be LONGS. ~ ARE '"tDU W~Lll NG 1'0 eo il1Ai e' • 1 DOH~T THJ~HK THE CH.WELL~ I WI. I PON"T CARE.. TOWN i MM ED IA'TE.e TO yOU ON'E_ C'ONP~7~OH.. IBELONIG6.

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L.. HE. ME&5AGE '.E 5MART~ \ .." " P'lRA1PU:.A.S.tJi MAKES J! M 19T/U(E:~ VOHtT /P(JNf5:~ .!!' RY V. HiM ""~ ~ ~ l N SoT EAtD' pU Ni SH KANA ~'AN.llAN WJ L l G Elf "T~ E.Q" ~F PRATA P. ~:~. .A.

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!i !H AVE THREE . ... T~I~ 'T~J'R'D' FRY ~Tj .NO J W.o(l HAVE. 1'1 NI7 V.PRATAPR:~ .

mar chitra kmha KANAKAN FI:NDS HIS PARENTS .a.

. RAN AKAN f"1NDS loonsP ARENl'S 23 ...

H.WIH!.mar chit ra katha I IPFtATA PAN~..QW WDYlD 'WE H~VE FAC E D "'It}U R FATHE.H~ vu::iH'~l" '¥OU ~ t LET ME D'~EP 0.D ."rr FOR HJiLP P -W'.AD ~OLl []IED~ I1.' ~()U 5t1o.a.R ~ .i D~.

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