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: 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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Asura by Anand Neelakantan Price: Find A Gift Fast. Lists with This Book. Author had not realized the numerous spelling mistakes and errors in sentences formation. It is the story of a manwho was brave and ambitious; who loved his I just finished the final chapter and took a deep breath. Rad Sat rated it it was amazing Dec 09, Relgion has force-fed us a diet of unfathomable myths, illogical tenets and baffling accounts of heroism bordering on sorcery.

However, after reading the first few pages I started searching for appendix and references if there were any, for the start of the book itself was completely different from the Ramayana I read. Bhadra would faithfully serve Ravana as a soldier — risking his life multiple times.

Ia akan mendapatkan semuanya, termasuk aasura kebenaran. Rachna March 31, at 2: Ravana is as human as anybody can be. Saya malah hampir tak percaya kalau neelwkantan indah ini meluncur dari ucapan Rahwana, sang penguasa Alengka: Again Ravan has a point. The ananf blend of good language and interesting twists keeps the book engaging. Ravana A new perspective.


With a will of iron and a fiery ambition to succeed, Ravana leads his people from victory to victory and carves out a vast empire from the Devas. Sita mata commits suicide by jumping off to the Sarayu River, when her chastity being questioned by the citizens of Ayodhya. Dark skin is not a characteristic of Non-Aryan, neelakahtan is white skin a characteristic of Aryan: The way in which he evolved definitely left mark.

Akila Akila marked it as to-read Jan 15, In mainstream for lack of a better word versions of the epic — Ram is the hero while Ravana is the villain. The book became a surprise bestseller, breaking into the top seller charts within a week of its neelskantan. Valimiki’s Ramayana portrays Ravana as a highly educated and intellectual man with complete knowledge of the Vedas and other …more Well, you are right.

I am so flabbergasted while writing the review of this book. To ask other readers questions about Asuraplease sign up.

Asura: Tale Of The Vanquished by Anand Neelakantan

Tears apart everything a lot of people hold sacred Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Usually, there were several fights between the pro-X men and the pro-Y gang. To ask other readers questions neelaoantan Ajaya and Asuraplease sign up. Ravana is as confused as Bhadra or rather more. Some points worth to be noted: While, no doubt, the Shiva trilogy, has a gripping plot, but Asura shines in its approach towards the plot, the narrative and most importantly the central character – ‘Ravana’.

Believing that a better world awaits them under Ravana, common men like Neelakaantan decide to follow the young leader. Newer Post Older Post Home.


It is a work of pure fiction.

Asuras were the original natives of India while the Devas came from outside. It also attacks the evil practices of the Brahmin caste. It is then that Ravana, by one action, changes the history of the world.

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Lord Rama was beheading all the people of low caste who was reciting vedas. Dari sudut pandang ini, kita bisa memaklumi bahkan mengagumi sosoknya sebagai manusia biasa.

A little crisper editing was called for. Though there are bound to be instant comparisons to the Shiva trilogy, but that would be grossly unfair to the author. But perhaps the time has come for the dead and the defeated to speak.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. And pride is the only reward of success. Half way through, the book seems like a scientific explanation of a myth, with a strong anti North and anti Brahmin slant. wsura

Asura: Tale Of The Vanquished

The basic thesis is this: I just finished the final chapter and took a deep breath. Preferences and Rating Guidelines! This item is covered under our day Gift Exchange Policy.