Kalki (magazine)

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Cover of 28 March 1948 issue of Kalki
CompanyBharathan Publications

Kalki is a Tamil-language weekly magazine published from Chennai, India.[1] The magazine was established by Kalki Krishnamurthy, a popular Tamil novelist and Indian freedom fighter, in 1941.[2] T Sadasivam was the magazine's co-founder. The magazine is known for its publication of historic novels such as Ponniyin Selvan and Sivagamiyin Sabadham.[3] Singer Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, guru of M S Subbulakshmi, and music critic S V Seshadri were also involved with the magazine in its coverage of music.[4]

Kalki Krishnamurthy also edited the magazine,[2] which is published on a weekly basis.[3] During his term the magazine was much more respected due to its quality.[2] Mullum Malarum (authored by Umachandran), which won this magazine's first prize in the silver jubilee novel competition was first published in this magazine as a serial, and later made into a hit Tamil movie of the same name starring Rajnikanth.


  1. ^ "But history will remain..." The Hindu. 11 June 2003. Archived from the original on 18 September 2003. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Amaresh Datta (1988). Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature. Sahitya Akademi. p. 1895. ISBN 978-81-260-1194-0. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b Pavithra Narayanan (21 March 2014). What are you Reading?: The World Market and Indian Literary Production. Taylor & Francis. p. 153. ISBN 978-1-317-80926-5. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Critics who made reviews as popular as performances | Chennai News - Times of India". The Times of India.

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