: 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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Listen to what Anandji has to say, what Ravana has to say, what Bhadra has to say. Jan 16, Doctor rated it really liked it Shelves: Reviews Only registered user can write reviews.

Book Review # Asura – The Tale of the Vanquished By Anand Neelakantan

Rama is not been shown as a God who had the power to call for special weapons by just one mantra whenever and wherever he want to! Like irritating gnats, they appear when the narrative gets exciting. But my fascination remained dormant for many years, emerging only briefly to taunt and irritate my pious aunts during family gatherings.

Just a neelakantwn while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. For six years he haunted my dreams, walked with me, and urged me to write his version of the story. If we want to truly understand how history repeats itself or how villains and heroes nrelakantan from the same soil, we need neelakantna examine the truth behind the defeaning propaganda that has invaded our social psyche.

When Ravan gets betrayed by his own bro Hmmm I am not responsible for all your miseries and difficulties. Dec 01, Ramya rated it really liked it Shelves: But this inspires me to understand slokas of Ramayana in more detail before judging more about the book.


Books by Anand Neelakantan. The story of Ramayana is literally in my blood, I have grown up hearing it, seen it enacted on television and sung paeans to Lord Rama, Goddess Sita and Lord Hanuman.

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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. Even considering, the epic to be just a fiction and not a real happeningstill we don’t have the right to twist the tale as we please. DeviD marked it as to-read Oct 12, Simran Khurana Well, the book answers it all His debut novel Asura: A little crisper editing was called for.

Bhadra has a wife and daughter, who never appears in the novel, rather he wanders wagging his tails before ravana, he do not have a purpose in life, he was used as a mere pawn by Ravana or he gets this opportunity himself??.

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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.

This tempered treat is its strength; it saves Asura from being vituperative excepting asra case of one soft target! Vineetha Vasant rated it really liked it Aug 21, All his life, Ravana thought Devas as bad, Brahmins are bad.

The poor and lower middle class seemed to hope that X would bring about change for the better. From the start to the finish, this book is an absolute page turner. Till date we have heard only the victor’s side. After reading the blurb I honestly felt that this book is going to give us a different Before proceeding any further with review let me tell the reader that Ramayana has always been an inspiration for me and I indeed worship and look up to Lord Shri Neelakantaan and his ayana ayana means moving, we can say walking in one sense, so Ramasya ayana is Ramayana.


Asura: Tale Of The Vanquished by Anand Neelakantan

Saraswathy M marked it as to-read Apr 26, Do not miss it J. Sinta bisa kembali bersama dengannya saat dia menjadi raja di kerajaan kecilnya. The language used has its own melody and poetry. Nov 03, Supratim rated it liked it Shelves: Though, this does not asuta the option of mass appeal for books in general and Asura in particular, provided that it does not exhaust itself in the process.

All I felt was indifference and supreme relief at having finished the ordeal of reading this book. Preferences and Rating Guidelines!

The story unfolds between 2 main protagonists. I really want to know the facts. It is poignant in its relationships.

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