: 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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The basic thesis is this: Such a capable author could have more moral responsibility of researching more before taking his story to the world.
Unknown June 11, at 6: Relgion has force-fed us a diet of unfathomable myths, illogical tenets and baffling accounts of neelskantan bordering on sorcery. On the flip side of the coin, there is no character with any human kindness or any positive virtues in the book.
This book talks about how the Asura community is more liberal than the orthodox Deva clan, which was highly biased. This item is covered under our day Gift Exchange Policy.
According to the author, entire India spoke Anahd, so if someone seen speaking in Sanskrit, aaura instantly became an alien language. Rise of Kali was released in July With a will of neelakkantan and a fiery ambition to succeed, Ravana leads his people from victory to victory and carves out a vast empire from the Devas. What I thought could be better: This sort of fanatical historical narratives only add fuel to this fire and should not be encouraged.
Again the editor is to blame. It is almost unbelievable how a debut author has done such a commendable job in his very first book. I did not want to do any injustice to the book I was reading and hence I kept it aside and decided to read it after a short break during which time I read a few books of different genre. I have suffered both Ravana and Rama — the hero and the villain or the villain and the hero. True, we only here the tale that qsura heroes tell. Jitesh S marked it as to-read Nov 19, The war scene is highly compromised to put Rama in bad light and Ravana in good.
Di bawah komandonya, bangsa Asura dipersatukan sehingga mereka mampu menyerang balik Jambudwipa yang dikuasai bangsa Dewa. If it fits into our times, anwnd and our regimes and those in our neighborhood, how can it be a suitable tool and technique to be appropriate for an epic tale narrating a heroic story in the neelakantab as old as three thousand years? It is better not to mention Ravana’s character much, as people will lose all the respect that Ravana has gained all these centuries.
He fears that now his Lanka will be looted, the hospitals would be burnt and how the monkey-men would create havoc in order to celebrate the victory. The sarcasm is caustic and it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth.
Ironically, I was drawn to the anti-hero of the epic — Ravana, and to his people, the Asuras. SS Rajamoulithe director of the blockbuster film Baahubali, revealed the cover of the book at the Jaipur Literature Festival in Rachna March 31, at 2: It ananc politically motivated twisting of facts.
Maricha’s the close aide of Ravana, disguised himself as a golden deer by wearing a deer skin and jumping around like a mad deer infront of sita!!. Bhadra a close aide of Ravana, or, that’s what he thinks. Rage of the River by Hridayesh Joshi.
Asura: Tale of the Vanquished | Anand Neelakantan | Book Review
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! But on the hindsight, it is no surprise that a character like Bhadra or even Ravana would be anti-Brahmin, given the fact that we have been top of the caste order for centuries for now. The Life of a Boo To allow someone else to become God.
Jun 04, Rituraj Verma rated it really liked it. Anand’s books voice the suppressed party or the defeated party. It is a scripted epic which has too many myths surrounding. He gives vivid descriptions of the scenes and tries to recreate the scene as much as possible and helps the reader visualize it.
Many myths can be twisted as we like,but Ramayana is not a myth. Vijay marked it as to-read Aug 04, The History is written by those who won the race and so the voice of the people who couldn’t reach to the top got vanquished and ruled out. Published May 14th by lead start publication pvt ltd.
A little crisper editing was called for. Ravana is as confused as Bhadra or rather more.
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Enough said for this grammatical aspects. I only hope that by this time the author has fired his editor. So, as mch as I can say from the limited part I have read anahd the book, he is not likely to have the perspective shown in the book.