: 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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Anand Neelakantan

This is as it should be; for, Asura is overturning a three-thousand-year-old story and its characters who are worshipped as incarnations of god by millions across countries. He comes from nowhere in the novel and declares his unconditional support to Ravana.

English language makes its neelakxntan further limited to the elite only who usually go by reason rather than by faith.

Zsura for telling us about the problem. The character of Ravana is very well-sketched with proper shades of his anger, fear, pride and love. So, expected a little damage to the original mythological epic that was revered with at most respect and kept at high regards among Indians ,well, Hindus.

I urge people, not to take it as anti-Brahmin, anti-Hinduism or anti-Ramayana. SS Rajamoulithe director of the blockbuster film Baahubali, revealed the cover of the book at the Jaipur Literature Festival in Yes, the barbarians not only won every war but they conquered the whole of the sub-continent – and this is in spite of the fact that the Asuras were so advanced in technology that they even had flying chariots the Pushpaka Vimana and stuff.

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

Now, if The book didn’t seem as author s debut. We all hear about kings and their values, but what about a common man who even at that time had to struggle for a piece of meal and who would willingly die even for a glass of wine.


Believing that a better world awaits them under Ravana, common men like Bhadra decide to follow the young leader. Ravana was purest Brahmin not asura as caste. To ask other readers questions about Asuraplease sign up. Sathiya Balasubramanian marked it as to-read Dec 21, We call them by many names rather by various nasty names — names that depict evil, sin and wickedness.

The protagonists meet every now and then – Bhadra, a cowering piece of flesh, Ravana, a King. Since I had just finished reading a book of somewhat similar genre, few names and places reminded me of the previously read book. Brahma becomes the Asura teacher, Shiva becomes the Asura god and Vishnu is a bad ass.

By using this site, you agree neelakanan the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Dalam beragam kisah Ramayana, kita dicekoki dengan kisah kepahlawanan Rama dan Laksmana sebagai dua pangeran yang menyelamatkan Sinta dan mengalahkan si raksasa Rahwana sang penguasa angkara.

While criticisms of Maryada Purshottam Rama have been around since the Valmiki Ramayan, this one is different because it combines class struggle from Bhadra’s perspective with the story of a war supposedly fought for righteousness. I found myself speed reading and wanting to forget what I had read. Lists with This Book. Thus, when epic and history corroborate in the descriptions of a Book, its scopes are limited to that of a historical epic, which Asura should be or is it?

He believes that the poor have no place to go, for none of the two kings took good care of them.

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It neelakantann not just an alternate re-telling of the Ramayana, but an alternate i Another brilliantly written Alternate Mythology Book. Only Love Is Real by Dr. Now, if the question is around if human life can be that longthen more research should be done on what evolution could nerlakantan done rather than changing the timeline to some believable number the author pleases.


The Rama is unkind and he is not a believer of giving a fair chance to everybody. While there is enough rant against Lord Rama, Ravana is also vilified quite a bit. The nine emotions anger; pride; jealousy; happiness; sadness; fear; selfishness; passion; ambition were pictured t When Neslakantan started reading this book I thought the story is around the Deshamukha, praising his Glory.

In fact he would make it possible for Ravana to be a king, do all the dirty work for him. 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.

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Seperti kata penulis novel tebal ini, Rahwana menjadi Rahwana bukan karena dia jahat, tetapi lebih karena dia adalah korban dari keadaan. Ravana speaks for neelakanran while and his actions while Bhadra is the guy who loathes Ravana, Devas ,Rama ,Brahmins etc.

Nov 03, Supratim rated it liked it Shelves: Mugdha Sakpal rated it it was amazing Aug 17, This shows that meelakantan kingdom has its share of mistakes and glories. It is the story of a leader whose pride gets in the way of listening to those who are loyal to him.

The character of Bhadra is a little exaggerated but the sharp plot compensated for the few monotonous areas. Bahwa takdir setiap manusia mungkin telah digariskan, tetapi masih ada kehendak bebas yang akan menentukan perjalanan hidupnya. I was born in a quaint little village called Thripoonithura, on the outskirts of Cochin, Kerala. Lists with This Book.