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. Book Review # Asura – The Tale of the Vanquished By Anand Neelakantan. Posted by Pradeep T. As I started reading this book, I was in a.

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What the yb Ravana has to offer us, the mere mortals, about his version of events that unfolded in the name of Ramayana. Ravana then returns to Lanka with high ideals of returning the Asura empire and civilisation to its former glory.

He is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu one of the principal Hindu Gods and regarded as Maryada Purushottam — the perfect Before I start my review please allow me to tell you about the Ramayana.

A New Chapter: Asura. Tale of the vanquished. The story of Ravana and his people.

I will start its review by saying that I loved the book! In desperation, the Asuras look up to a young saviour — Ravana. Dikisahkan dengan sudut pandang orang pertama, bergantian antara Rahwana dan abdi setianya, Bhadra.

Author — Anand Neelakantan.

Asura: Tale Of The Vanquished

Kudos to the author for coming up with such a brilliant plot and for articulating it so beautifully. I honestly wish that editor of this book could have worked harder to make it relentless, when it comes to criticizing a system.

Young Ravana’s anger that lies dormant and his insecurity being a half-bred is poignantly told. I loved each and every chapter of it! Eventually Rama triumphs and then institutes the caste system, Sati system and every known evil – all dictated by the Brahmans. So if anything, he must have been one branch of the Aryan Invasion that spread across India as per that theory 3.


Pembaca diajak mengenal lebih dekat pribadi Rahwana, bagaimana pandangannya akan dunia, juga sepak terjangnya dalam menaklukan musuh-musuhnya. This book may give a wrong message to faint believers but for most of us, it is a must read and refreshing In mainstream for lack of a better word versions of the epic — Ram is the hero while Ravana is the villain. Ravana is not shown as a demon with literally 10 heads and having black magical powers!

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.

Brahmins always hated the Black skinned people.

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

I will be greatful to u if u can help me regarding this. All the characters depicted are fictitious and any resemblance to real persons living or dead, is purely coincidental. Hats off to the author for telling this tale in such a mesmerising way, and very neelakanntan that no fundamentalist organisation has asked for a ban of the book yet!

It is brilliant in the way it captures the man, his emotions, his struggles and those of asurq people. It was absolutely irresistible.

At least in one instance they are corroborative. As per the author, Lord Rama commits suicide by realizing that he has done grave injustice to Sita mata. Hats off to the research work. Maricha’s the close aide of Ravana, disguised himself as a golden deer by wearing a deer skin and jumping around like a mad vanquishedd infront of sita!!.


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

It is upto us, if we can learn a thing or two from Vahquished life, it will help us. It does have a call for caste-solidarity, but even that is not a noble call, considering that it is caste and not class that is being called to unite. Ravana A new perspective.

Located east of mainland Ernakulam, across Vembanad Lake, this village had the distinction of being the seat of the Cochin royal family. Open Preview See a Problem?

This book takes you deep into the little known history of the Asuras and how our north Indian culture, along with the social evil- the caste system, infiltrated into the south.

A common boy who fights his way out to become a king, he is courageous, bright, visionary, silly, arrogant and at times selfish. Not to mention the crudeness of delusional movies like Chennai Express: It is poignant in its relationships. He is a spineless, jobless, character less, drunkard who always finds himself in ditch.

The author is gifted with great capabilities of writing good fiction. Then comes the nemesis of the mighty Asura empire — Sita or rather is brought in by Ravana himself. Ravan calls Hanuman the terrorist, who killed the asura babies and women showing no sympathy.