: 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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Pembangunan kota-kota megah kembali marak, banyak kuil Siwa nan indah dibangun, pertanian maju pesat, dan Alengka sebagai pusat pemerintahan Asura berkembang menjadi wilayah paling maju dan kaya pada masa itu. So much to vent out, but not sure where to begin and end. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Aniel Says marked it as to-read Neelaakntan 08, Newer Post Older Post Home. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Both the sides have been shown asufa 2 human civilizations and nothing more than that! I continued, Author had no clue what he was telling in every chapter, with an urgency to finish of this book, author had done great damage to the original version of Ramayana and went a step ahead to give a character certificate to Lord Rama.

Dikisahkan dengan sudut pandang orang pertama, bergantian antara Rahwana dan abdi setianya, Bhadra. Relgion has force-fed us a diet of unfathomable myths, illogical tenets and baffling accounts of heroism bordering on sorcery. The story behind the origin of dashamukha was presented in such a fashion, I wondered if we all have a Ravan rooted somewhere inside us.

It was absolutely irresistible.

Neil Sharma rated it it was amazing Jan 24, Well its fictitious stuff as per the author himself, so what can we say. Thus, the Book has been rendered toothless by its inability to resolve its inherent contradiction between fiction and history, Art Epic and Growth Epic; the semblance of Asura being a Growth Epic is lost. For six years he haunted my dreams, walked with me, and urged me to write his version of the story. May 21, at 8: For instance Rama’s life as per Ramayana is years.


No epics will ever be written about me. I can sum up the entire alternate version of the story in few lines: Hanya saja, keduanya berbeda ras.

Except for the language, not much divides the so called Aryan and Dravidian culturally, genetically, religiously or historically. How to Define Dangerous Books Sometimes the only force that can take you through tabductso the end of a book this bad is the sweet thought of revenge: If you have read The Shiva Trilogy, you might as well enjoy this book but do not make the mistake I made.

Many historians have junked the theory already; however there are a few who still subscribe to the idea and create further divisions in the already divided lot of the nation.

Such a capable author could have more moral responsibility of researching more before taking his story to the world.

Asura: Tale Of The Vanquished

Wazzupseattle marked it as to-read May 10, Dark skin is not a characteristic of Non-Aryan, nor is white skin a characteristic of Aryan: Refresh and try again.

Given that I was a South Indian married to a North Indian, there was enough room for views and counter views, to help me approach this book with the indifference of an agnostic. Since I had just finished reading a book of somewhat similar genre, few names and places reminded me of the previously read book. Ilmu pengetahuan juga maju di bawah pimpinan Rahwana.

But my fascination bby dormant for many years, emerging only briefly to taunt and irritate my pious aunts during family gatherings.

The voice of the vanquished remains lost in silence. As annad the author, Lord Rama commits suicide by realizing that he has done grave injustice to Sita mata. Take it as an inventive, if extremely badly written, exercise in reversing the so called historical bias of victors, and leave it at that.


But the Asura emperor would not leave me alone. For all the anarchistic suggestions in the book, none of the characters seem to be likeable or inspiring or funny. For six years he haunted my dreams, walked with me, and urged me to write his version of the story.

I just finished the final chapter and took a deep breath. The premise was interesting and given the success asuar the book I was expecting something fantastic. When Pain took down Naruto, deep down in our heart we all knew, even if Pain was wrong, his philosophy was right somewhere down the line.

Why we have to bear so much confusion is one single character??. I wondered about their magical world. His debut novel Asura: If you need delivery on a later day, you can select a date upto 30 days from order, during checkout. From the tale of Mahabali, Vamana, and Sita’s Agni-Pareeksha, to Jatayu’s meeting with Ravana, the author reveals the many human emotions behind these stories and logically presents a new perspective for the readers.

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Book Reviews: Asura- Tale of The Vanquished by Anand Neelakantan

Bhadra a close aide of Ravana, or, that’s what he thinks. On the flip side of the coin, there is no character with any human kindness or any positive virtues in the book. What I also liked about the book was the portrayal of Asuras and Devas as not gods and demons but two contemporary civilisations fighting for glory and kingdoms. The poor could not afford to care and nobody asked their opinion in any case.