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Rankanatan. Rankanatan was created by the Indian author Melaccivapuri Panaiyappa Cettiyar and appeared in a number of story serials and novels in the 1920s, possibly beginning with Kantimati (1926).

Rankanatan is a Great Detective. Rankanatan is a Tamil and is a patriot who earnestly hopes for India’s independence from Great Britain. Rankanatan disdains Gandhi’s tactic of passive resistance and prefers direct and even aggressive actions against the British oppressors.

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