The most notable feature of his work is its use of satire. He also made important contributions to the genres of athai kathai, kathayirikkul and pattanam. He was the first Tamil writer to use kathayirikkul in a short story, Kaviyam Kaviyam. He was also the first writer to use the genre of pattanam in a short story, Paravaivina. His short story Thambhaanam was an important literary work in Tamil. The story narrates the life of a simple man who fulfils a dream by marrying a rich woman and resigns from his post after he loses the lottery. He goes to the village he comes from to relieve himself of his misery and his wife, who has been waiting for him, is troubled by his absence. The story is set in the country, in a village where the people are simple and loving. It is written in the speech of a simple, joyful man. The story has a happy ending and shows a man who is a true hero. It is the story of a man who finds dignity in life.
Pudhumaipithan wrote novels and stories. The novels by Pudumaipithan are Kavaippu, Kaalai, Dheeratham, Sudar, Sullar, Guru, Neeratti, Rajakkandam, Nandhan, Koothan, Kadavul, Sudar, Nandhen, Pithukuli, Nandagopal, Kudusai and Thekkangandrugal.
The stories by Pudhumaipithan are Pithukuli, Nandagopal, Nandhen, Kudusai, Sithanai, Nandha muttal venu, Vellaikaran, Kalaikaran kai, Thandhi, Oozhiyan, Kotiyal, Ilaththavil, Muthuparandhakkam, Kannu kalai, Ezhutha, Raja kottai, Muthuvu, Andha muttal venu, 827ec27edc