: 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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Even before reading the book I was never in favour of the idea that Rama has abandoned his pregnant wife Sita, just cos of a doubt by a simple village man, this books spells out my same concerns in a splendid way. Tetapi bagaimana dengan pihak yang kalah?

Instead, it is Ravana-yana. Roll of the Dice Ajaya: I began to skip huge portions of the story to simply escape the tirade.

Aug 04, Jahnavi Jha rated it it was amazing Shelves: In desperation, the Asuras look up to a young saviour — Ravana. Chandreyee Well, you are right. For, Lord Sri Rama lived His life on this earth and He does not need a character certificate from people like us.

Asura by Anand Neelakantan

Sreetharan Vallithan marked it as to-read Oct 11, The nine emotions anger; pride; jealousy; happiness; sadness; fear; selfishness; passion; ambition were pictured t When I started reading this book I thought the story is around the Deshamukha, praising his Glory. When an author is capable of writing such a huge volume, It is expected to make some grammatical errors.


Open Preview See a Problem? It is not just an alternate re-telling of the Ramayana, but an alternate i Another brilliantly written Alternate Mythology Book.

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This book has given a very strong and audacious challenge to those old set notions and convictions! Well its fictitious neelaoantan as per the author himself, so what can we say. The story is however, slow when it comes to battles and guerilla fights. I was born and brought up in such a society, and therefore my faith in Ramayan is absolute.

Recent genetic studies have shown the racial stocks to be hopelessly intermingled throughout India and gives no evidence of any distinct racial divide between North and the South. Newer Post Older Axura Home.

Priyamvada marked it as to-read Aug 19, And pride is the only reward of success. I confess that I took more than a month to pen down my views about this book. There are no Gods showering flowers on the win of Rama… Demons are not shown as cruel and heartless neellakantan flying around everywhere wearing black cloths, killing everyone!

Nonetheless, it is worth buying. Many myths can be twisted as we like,but Ramayana is not a myth. The Tale of the Vanquished is the retelling of Ramayana from the perspective of the neelzkantan — Raavana.

Asura would have made a fabulous read if it weren’t for the plethora of spelling and grammatical errors that abound the book. Thanks for telling us about the problem. And if the doings of the victor could not be justified by the prevailing moral codes of neelajantan, he would be elevated to godhood, for who could question a God? As per the author, Lord Rama commits suicide by realizing that he has done grave injustice to Sita mata. After reading the blurb I honestly felt that this book is going to give us a different perspective of Ravana and we could see the things as visualized by him.


The voice of the vanquished remains lost in silence.

Asura: Tale of the Vanquished | Anand Neelakantan | Book Review

I will start its review by saying that I loved the book! Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

There are so many places where author reflects the human emotions Fantabulous I picked up the book because of my recent interest in Indian mythology; The Author makes a valiant effort of producing the mythology from the point of view of Ravana and a common man Bhadra who lived alongside Ravana. I cannot imagine how any self asuar editor would allow this book to go to print. It took me weeks because the whole concept of the book was so deep that after every chapter I used to wonder for hours questioning myself, what I have been told since my childhood, was it the truth?

Later, realized, it is the author, who is not capable of maintaining the order while writing the events. A successful try to show the other side of moon.

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