Kalki (magazine)

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Year founded1941
CompanyBharathan Publications
Language Tamil
Website kalkionline.com

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.

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