Bharatiya Janata Party state president Tamilisai Soundararajan, who is a physician by profession, says, “As a doctor, I would like to appreciate Venkatesan for the way he has narrated the medicinal knowledge of ancient Tamils in Velpari. The novel has been written in a great manner.”
“Though I wanted to read the Velpari series regularly in Ananda Vikatan, I could not do so some weeks due to pressing work. But, with the launch of this book, I am sure people like me will get an opportunity to read the story in its fullest form,” she states.
Venkatesan has sketched the life of Velpari in a great manner and the character leaves an indelible mark in the minds and hearts of the readers. She adds: “Readers did not want this series to end. Such was their love for this work.”
Narrating few episodes from the novel, she says, “as a doctor, I would like to point out the details of medical treatment in Velpari novel. Warriors in the novel were not afraid of getting injured, for they had great doctors to heal them,” she says. Venkatesan is one of the important writers of modern Tamil literature and Velpari is one of his greatest works. I appreciate Venkatesan and Vikatan Editor B Srinivasan for this great book. I appreciate the readers too.