Prince of Ayodhya (Book One of the Ramayana) [Ashok K. Banker] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. THIS IS BRAND NEW BOOK. Ashok Kumar Banker is an author and screenwriter. His writing spans crime thrillers, essays, .. Prince of Ayodhya (); Siege of Mithila (); Demons of Chitrakut (); Armies of Hanuman (); Bridge of Rama (); King of. The original Ramayana was written in Sanskrit by a reformed thief-turned-sage named Valmiki, possibly as long ago as 2, B.C. Now, with breathtaking.

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Blurbs from Dave Duncan and Kate Elliott can’t hurt. For that, aydohya will have to reach for Rajgopalchari’s Ramayana. Tulsidas’s Ramcharithmanas did not claim to be a rendition of the Ramayana and hence shows the more gentler and fluffy feel-good side, with the foreknowledge that Rama is a god running through the background.

Prince of Ayodhya (Ramayana, #1) by Ashok K. Banker

All thanks to the Ramayana TV serial that was telecast-ed on Doordarshan in those days. After banishing Ravana to his island domain of Lanka, peace has reigned in Prithvi earth.

Among his first literary efforts was an ambitious play based on the Book of Ayohdya of St. Prince of Ayodhya Ashok K.

The Prince of Ayodhya (Ramayana, book 1) by Ashok K Banker

Due to his early association with the scifi genres, his work is often found on several recommended reading lists and discussed in seminars, conventions, essays and books. Manthara, in this Valmiki version was a truly worthy and frightening foe! Ravana is set to attack Prithvi again. This is epic storytelling, at an epic pace, which is not at all to say that it is a tedious read; you just can’t be expecting that the major villain, Ravana, will be defeated, or that he will even make much of an appearance, in this first book.


Not only that negative emotions are also given ample space in the narration.

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Queen Kaikayi and her aide Manthara are characters you won’t forget, not to mention the devil king Ravana! When you portray the likes of Vasishta and Vishwamitra as the ayoodhya bad-ass wizards making Gandalf and Dumbledore look like 8 year banket in Halloween constumes, you certainly are going to attract attention from the young generation of readers.

I almost bought this in my india trip. May Agnes was the only member of her family to move to India.

Most recently, literary critic Zac O’Yeah wrote: The plot is gripping, the narration never falters, the subtle details of Dharma and Adharma will keep you engrossed till the end. Although it is an epic, Banker smoothly translates it into the kind of reading our generation is used to. The first pages are literally just the first day of the Ramayana. But he and other characters get to be pretty real in this story. It’s a ripping good yarn, though Banker lacks Tolkien’s knack for varying tone to avoid monotony.

At the end of it, I still remember everything about the book, remember all the characters, did not have to go back to the book even once to re-check who-is-who. The poor chap did not know he died and was revived at at cost of giving up a Kshatriya oath – of not killing a woman!!


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You will see it in a new light! Subsequently, the series was telecast in over 30 countries worldwide and ran for half-hour episodes.

Beautiful Ugly and the complementary documentary of the same title are a tribute to fo mother, portraying the tragic events of her life. Usually these stories end up being laden with countless names, their relations with each other and numerous incidents, one after the other.

His writing spans crime thrillers, essays, literary criticism, fiction and mythological retellings. His work has been optioned for adaptation to television or film several times over the years, usually with Banker himself attached as screenwriter.

John from the Bible, produced by Kelly and performed by Banker and other students at their high school auditorium, Hill Grange. But still it makes for fascinating read. Will I read the next one, may be. From all I’d read about this series, I expected to enjoy this a lot but I was pretty disappointed.

But it is content of if story which make me feel that it is fiction and not a story of a real man. However, it’s better than the Tripathi’s take on Ramayana. My subject here is to speak about the Ramayana series by Ashok Banker.

Although I like ashkk detail, it doesn’t do much to the story other than adding a filter on the content. To view it, click here. A great read and will be looking for the sequels now.

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