: ASURA: Tale of the Vanquished (): Mr Anand Neelakantan: Books. Asura- Tale of The Vanquished by Anand Neelakantan. I finished reading Asura yesterday and what a coincidence, it was Dussehra! I will start its review by. Asura: Tale of vanquished, brings out a fresh perspective to Ramayana. Why did Anand Neelakantan choose to tell the story of Asura from two perspectives.
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All I wanted is to become just a king. Brahma becomes the Asura teacher, Shiva becomes the Asura god and Vishnu is a bad ass.
Asura by Anand Neelakantan
Kumbakarna becomes a drug addict so that accounts for his sleep! But the infighting of his ten faces of emotions blended with the incidents sometimes makes me feel that every one has to pass through this. Gulf money and the rapidly expanding city of Cochin have, however, wiped away all remaining vestiges of that old world charm.
However, as a story, writer does justice with its characters. I think the author subscribes to the Aryan-Dravidian conflict theorywhich was a very intelligent ploy of the west to divide India. If you are rational, If you want to hear the other side of the story, and if you have the ability to question yourself – Who is wrong and who is right!
They claimed that things would get worse.
I also found the voice of Ravana bordering on schizophrenic. Please check the estimated delivery date by entering the destination pin code b the pin code check box. Retrieved 24 January The Authors portrayal of Rama in a few places seemed more cruel than necessary, may be to justify Ravana as a better person the same might have been done but the book would have still done justice to neelakantn readers.
However, as much as I have been able to deduce, it is a good book and a nice take on the so-called “evil’s” point of view.
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It is almost unbelievable how a debut author has done such a commendable job in his very first book. Every aband detail is casted with utmost dedication. I suspected that the upper middle class of merchants or government officers, considered the present regime boorish.
Neil Sharma rated it it was amazing Jan 24, By the end of the book however, two things become clear. I remember many an evening listening to the f I was born in a quaint little village called Thripoonithura, on the outskirts of Cochin, Kerala.
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He writes that, vedas are the root cause of Jati and Varna system ananc the country. Bhadra, the self proclaimed, close aide of Ravana, who sprung into action from nowhere. Sailo Sathyan marked it as to-read Jul 04, Rise of Kali was released in July Ras Dewa kemudian menginvasi Jambudwipa dan membasmi bangsa Asura dengan semena-mena.
Be rational and broad-minded. There were few ocassions when I felt that the story went off the rails. Consequently, it posed little threat to the faithful as a challenger to uproot the deep-rooted values inculcated by the age-old Ramayan whose prominent characters are well ensconced as incarnations in the heart aband mind neelaksntan its readers.
I’m so impressed by the author that I left no time in buying a sequel to this book, Ajaya.
The author has taken a lot of liberties in churning out his ideologies, eulogizing Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipa, calling Prahlada a weak king, then making Ravan a pupil of Mahabali, calling Sita ma as the daughter of Ravana.
Product has been added to your cart. Ravana is as human as anybody can be. Its the same story told in Ravana’s viewpoint. For, Lord Sri Rama lived His life on this earth and He does not need a character certificate from people like us.
All these may sound anti-Rama but eventually all of these are truth. The lament of the loser. Rad Sat rated it it was amazing Dec 09, A very neeelakantan and gripping read for those who care to look a little further into the whys and hows of the Hindu mythological psyche.
Retrieved 22 April Young Ravana’s anger that lies dormant and his insecurity being a half-bred is poignantly told. This is repeated in various section, and I had to bear the entire novel, correcting the grammar myself and continue to read. Believing that a better world awaits them under Ravana, common men like Bhadra decide to follow the young leader.
The story of Ramayana is literally neflakantan my blood, I have grown up hearing it, seen it enacted on television and sung paeans to Lord Rama, Goddess Sita and Lord Hanuman. Pada usia 24 tahun, Rahwana telah menjelma aand pemimpin yang berkharisma dan dikagumi rakyatnya.
He did not want to be a God; Ravana wanted to be a complete man. Retrieved from ” https: Sep 21, SivaAnanth Muthuveeranan rated it really liked it. And, author let Ravana continue in that stage throughout the novel. Author had miraculously wiped off all the values that many people have kept on several mythological characters. This book takes into account the situation in which Ram become a God and Ravana become a demon.
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In mainstream for lack of a better word versions of the epic — Ram is the hero while Ravana is the villain. Apa asuea selama ini kita dengar dan baca tentang bobroknya bangsa Asura ternyata adalah hasil penulisan sejarah dari sisi sang pemenang, yakni bangsa Dewa.
The protagonists meet every now and then – Bhadra, a cowering piece of flesh, Ravana, a King. The line in page no 15 uttered in Ravana’s voice: They were archaically following the same template laid neelakantam by Valmiki, Tulsidas and Kambar.