Chennai: Tamil classic novel Prathapa Mudaliar Charithram has been converted into an audiobook, to make it available for all the literary enthusiasts.
The novel written by Samuel Vedanayagam Pillai in 1857, is narrated in first person by M Arunachalam, TV anchor.
The story is a loose collection of events and narratives centered on a naive but good-natured hero and his life and adventures. It begins in a typical forward caste family setting, with the young Prathapa Mudhaliar, from Tuluva Vellala Mudaliar family of Arcot indulging in hunting and enjoying himself.
The plot also introduces the heroine as a rather intelligent and morally upright girl who marries the hero through a myriad of events.
Yogesh Dashrath, country manager, Storytel India, opined, “The book makes you go through a gamut of emotions be it tears to laugh or failure to success. The book is a cult classic, which is relatable even today and we want it to reach more and more people. We are very excited to have the masterpiece, now recorded in audio for everybody on Storytel”.