: 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 last page was especially beautiful, when he dreams of his next births when he will see free men again.

Life went on… I became an engineer; joined the Indian Oil Corporation; moved to Bangalore; married Aparna and welcomed my daughter Ananya, and my son, Abhinav.

Sadness prevails in the story after the first half and people may get misguided by few of the negative views in it.

Blaming both Rama and Ravana and then showing that Ravana was slightly better than Rama as Rama was too adherent to the brahminical laws might be good placate the egos of the Hindu-haters, however, I donot know if this would do any good to the society.

Two, that while there is no concept of a codified list of sins in Hinduism, almost anything that seems like a deviation from the norm can be construed as evil in our land.

Asura by Anand Neelakantan

neelajantan Views Read Edit View history. In fact he would make it possible for Ravana to be a king, do all neepakantan dirty work for him. The story is very easy to read. But the infighting of his ten faces of emotions blended with the incidents sometimes makes me feel that every one has to pass through this.

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I have suffered both Ravana and Rama — the hero and the villain or the villain and the hero.

History is written by those who have hanged heroes. Ravana is shown as the poor boy with the dreams of building a great Asura Empire.

This was neelaakntan reason I could not resist picking up the book.

The book start with the death of Ravana where his life is flashing in front of his eyes, before he is just a corpse to be wasted away to the Earth. He believes that the poor have no place to go, for none of the two kings took good care of them.

Dia kemudian ditempa dengan pendidikan dan latihan dibawah bimbingan guru Mahabali dan Brahma yang kaya akan pengalaman dan kebijaksanaan. Kota-kota megah dan kuil-kuil indah diruntuhkan, dan yang lebih parah, prinsip kesetaraan dihapuskan dan diganti ndelakantan sistem kasta sesuai ajaran para neelaakantan dari ras Dewa.

Success breeds pride and vanity. The power of the first person narrative nwelakantan wonders for the book, as both Ravana and Bhadra speak from their hearts.

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

Pages Home I am This is then Asurayana, the story of the Asuras, the story of the vanquished. Seperti kata penulis novel tebal ini, Rahwana menjadi Rahwana bukan karena dia jahat, tetapi lebih karena dia adalah korban dari keadaan.

Scholars will tell you that the characters in the epic are metaphors for various qualities: Jul 11, Rudra Kapalin rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: By that logic, Rama too could have been an Asura prince?

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Sep 09, Purba Chakraborty rated it really liked it. This is not Ramayana. Your email address will not be published.

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There are two parallel stories that keeps the reader consumed through the entire book and the way these stories have been blended towards the end is just wonderful. Instead, it is Ravana-yana. Growing up in a village with more temples than was necessary, it was no wonder that the Ramayana fascinated me.

For an example, terms like ‘an efficient time manager’ and ‘useless jargon and mumbo jumbo’ Very disappointing book. Vijetha Viju marked it as to-read Aug 20, But, Bhadra would be rewarded with suspicion and contempt. So in keeping with the high moral principles of the Asuras, he kidnaps her and keeps her captive against her will – way to treat them equal, eh? Asuras were the original natives of India while the Devas came from outside.

The way in which he evolved definitely left mark. I may be excused to paraphrase both the sentences only to examine how they— epic and history- corroborate each other.