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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I still believe in the power of a good story and the skills of a master storyteller. Pernahkah kita bertanya-tanya, bagaimana kisah Ramayana ini ketika dipandang dari sudut pandang Rahwana?

Many a times he was wrong like any ordinary man, still his subjects respected him. 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.

Asura: Tale Of The Vanquished by Anand Neelakantan

But, the constant vilification of the Brahmins was a bit too much at times. Ravana is not an exalted personage with ten heads but an ambitious, hot-blooded warrior who wants to rule. The author also portrays the Asuras and Devas were two distinct races of people: Ravana narrates the neeoakantan from the time of his birth, telling us about the hardships he faced as a poor in Lanka and his big ambitions which led him to Mahabali before finally making him the King of Lanka.

It is the story of a leader whose pride gets in the way of listening to those who are loyal to him. Unknown June 11, at 6: View all 10 comments.

What I also liked about the book was the portrayal of Asuras and Devas as not gods and demons but two contemporary civilisations vanquishex for glory and kingdoms.


Ketika penyerangan brutal ini terjadi, Rahwana masih seorang remaja belasan tahun yang tinggal di tebing terpencil pulau Alengka sekarang Srilanka. tle

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

Though Ravana is the most popular villain in our Indian mythology, the author has portrayed him as a character who seems more humane than a villain. These 2 things are very contrary to what we had grown up listening to! Though there are bound to be instant comparisons to the Shiva trilogy, but that would be bj unfair to the author. Vanquisehd is a story of these two men, who build a contrast, that couldn’t be greater.

We now know, that every human being has rights and deserves respect.

This makes for a very pessimistic outlook of humankind and Hindu religious texts. At various places, the author goes off on an endless lecture about casteism that is prevalent In that era. The story of Ravana and his people.

I expected to end this book either hating or loving Ravana as represented on the pages. What I thought could be better: So comes the fall of the last bastion of the great Asura empire aband the winner takes the spoils including history and culture. To start with, the editor on this book did a pretty shoddy job.

The whole story is almost like Ramayana but the protagonist and antagonist have been swapped. Nov 17, Vani rated it liked it. vvanquished

It goes on to show that just because these events and people are separated from us by a huge amount of time, doesn’t mean that they were orchestrated by some grand plan nwelakantan something. I will start its review by saying that I loved the book!

Kumbakarna becomes a drug addict so that accounts for his sleep! I remember many an evening listening to the f I was born in a quaint little village called Thripoonithura, on talee outskirts of Cochin, Kerala. Let me get some of the points I thought it is disgusting: It was absolutely irresistible.


Asura: Tale Of The Vanquished

Only the middle class mattered and any half-witted ruler knows how to pamper them. It is the story of a manwho was brave and ambitious; who loved his country and his people; and who defined his rights in his own way. Ia akan mendapatkan semuanya, termasuk menjadi kebenaran.

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. So, vanqukshed you are a hardcore fan of Rama, then you may not like it very much. But I can however say that the book is so well researched that no tale, no myth nor any version of Wsura has been left unread by the author.

It is indeed very difficult to hold the plot without dropping the firmness of it for a whole pages and the author has more or less succeeded in doing so.

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

asra This tempered treat is its strength; it saves Asura from being vituperative excepting in case of one soft target! His description of the emotions in the early parts of the book was nice. View all comments.

He is with Ravana through all the high and low moments of his life, yet his life does not improve a wee bit.

Jul 11, Sumeetha Manikandan twle it really liked it. Then I thought he would be more interested in Rama, but then again I was wrong. To allow someone else to become God.