RK Raghu­nath

TAMIL WRITER

Tehelka - - FICTION -

‘Writer Kalki was the first to se­ri­alise fic­tion through Pon­niyin Sel­van, which was copied by writ­ers of de­tec­tive fic­tion. Su­jatha’s Ganesh-Vas­anth se­ries was a huge hit and so was weekly mag­a­zine Ananda Vikatan’s Thup­pariyum Sambu, a com­i­cal de­tec­tive. A novel a month for­mat was pop­u­larised by news­pa­per Di­na­malar through the se­ries Rani Muthu, fol­low­ing which writ­ers Pat­tuko­tai Prab­hakar and Ra­jesh Kumar churned out over 100 nov­els. Thanks to tele­vi­sion se­ri­als, crime fic­tion is no longer pop­u­lar.’

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