இளஞ்செழியன் இராணுவத்தில் சேரத் துப்பாக்கியுடன் இராணுவ அலுவலகத்திற்க்கு செல்கிறான். இளஞ்செழியனுக்கு வலக்கால் நொண்டி. அனைவரும் அவனை பார்த்து சிரிக்கிறார்கள். இளஞ்செழியனை இராணுவத்தில் சேர்த்துக்கொள்ள முடியாது என்று இராணுவத் தலைவர் சொல்கிறார். இராணுவத்தில் சேராமலே இந்தச் சீனர்களிடம் நான் போரிடப்போகிறேன்! என்னைத் தடுத்து நிறுத்த ஒருவராலும் முடியாது என்று சொல்லிவிட்டு செல்கிறான். அவனை பின்தொடரும்படி தூயமணிக்கு கட்டளை வருகிறது? இளஞ்செழியன் போரில் கலந்துகொண்டானா? தூயமணி யார்? தொடர்ந்து படியுங்கள் தமிழ்வாணனின் விறுவிறுப்பான நடையில்...
Tamilvanan (Tamil: தமிழ்வாணன்) (1925–1977) was a Tamil language author and publisher based in Chennai. He was the founding editor of the widely influential magazine Kalkandu (Sugar Crystals), which published fiction, articles about state politics and Tamil cinema, and pages of factoids. Tamilvanan and his magazine were closely associated with the Dravidian socio-political movement, although he was a totally non-communal man.
Tamilvanan's novels feature the detective hero Shankarlal, who travels the world solving crimes and battling criminals in countries around the world. Improbably, he is instantly recognized and mobbed by fans and admirers everywhere he goes. The novels often contain a good deal of factual information about the settings, which served to educate the Tamil audience about countries to which, at the time, relatively few Indians could obtain visas or afford to travel.
In the books, Shankarlal frequently travels with his wife Indra and his servants, Kathrikai (the nickname means "eggplant", a reference to his fat belly and tuft of hair) and Manickam. The detective wore a black hat and sunglasses whenever pictured, and was famous for drinking great quantities of tea.
Despite all the foreign settings and situations, Tamilvanan's language was pure Tamil, avoiding common English or Hindi loan words in favor of their Tamil equivalents. Nonetheless, all the hall-marks of a journalistic genius were visible in his work.
Tamilvanan's original name was Lakshmanan Ramanathan Chettiar. Tamilvanan is considered a brilliant, original and progressive journalist well ahead of his time. His motto as a journalist was "Courage is the Savior" (in Tamil "Thunivee Thunai"). In his journal Kalkandu, he often substantiated his facts and statistics with authorities such as Encyclopaedia Britannica and Guinness Book of World Records besides other scholarly works. In order to obtain more facts, details and statistics on any issue or matter, he often went into the references cited by authoritative works or compendia of information; and so much so, Tamilvanan was considered a journalistic genius well ahead of his time. One of the logos of his journal Kalkandu was a black hat and a pair of black glasses, and this was considered as his symbol. He always presented fascinating facts and always surprised the reader with his original and thought-provoking ideas.
The publication house (MANIMEKALI PRASURAM) which was started by Tamilvanan is being run by his sons LENA TAMILVANAN and RAVI TAMILVANAN. His elder son Lena Tamilvanan continues to run his publishing business, and is a noted author and editor in his own right. He is also the editor of the weekly Kalkandu and is the sub-editor of the weekly magazine Kumudam.Rent Now