: 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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I don’t even know what sort of proof-reading has been applied for the novel. The Tale of the Vanquished is the retelling of Ramayana from the perspective of the so-called-villain — Raavana. The tenth head being intellect was the one that he used to control his other nine making him a strong, respected and feared ruler. The sarcasm is caustic and it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. Please do not post abusive or racist comments. In his no holes barred attack, the author vilifies Lakshmana, Vibhishana, Hanuman….

In effect, the author wants to fan the North-South Divide the Aryan Vs Dravidian political flame and the caste divide, and is extremely vitriolic in his language throughout.

Asura: Tale Of The Vanquished by Anand Neelakantan

Anannd know him as one who is bound to his duty and responsibilities towards people but as all of us know that victorious has always tampered with history. All I felt was indifference and supreme relief at having finished the ordeal of reading this book.

Ravana ashra not shown as a demon with literally 10 heads and having black magical powers! Brahma becomes the Asura teacher, Shiva becomes the Asura god and Vishnu is a bad ass. As the book unfolds in subsequent chapters, I realized, wait Tatanan kasta sungguh kaku dan tidak adil.


He has done a very good effort to curse the caste-system in India, but I think, it could have been more impactful.

Was he evil for deciding to lead a life on his own terms? This is repeated in various section, and I had to bear the entire novel, correcting the grammar myself and continue to read. It is a scripted epic which has too many myths surrounding.

Open Preview See a Problem? He represents the exploited, humiliated masses who have been down-trodden for millennia. As Ramayana has been written and re-written, may be trillion times, hence people tend to compare the language. Product has been added to your cart. It is politically motivated twisting of facts. Bahwa takdir setiap manusia mungkin telah digariskan, tetapi masih ada kehendak bebas yang akan menentukan perjalanan hidupnya.

For six years he haunted my dreams, walked with me, and urged me to write his version of the story. He has been working with Indian Neelakantann Corporation since Rad Sat rated it it was amazing Dec 09, The Legend of Baali,Sugreeva and Tara.

He writes that, vedas are the root cause of Jati and Varna system in the country. Return to Book Page. Even the linguistic divide shows the potential for being bridged as a common ancestor for proto-Tamil and Sanskrit is investigated.

And, Vibhishana has abolished all the asura practices and introduced all the vedic practices. Sometimes he loves Ravana, he does anything to gain Ravana’s trust, he kills Ravana’s sister Soorpanakhi’s lover, he poisons Kubera’s entire army, but still he was not recognized by Ravana, why??

Those are the dangerous ones. He did not want to be a God; Ravana wanted to be a complete man.

Asura: Tale Of The Vanquished

Find A Gift Fast. Beena Haji rated it neelwkantan was amazing May 04, I think the author subscribes to the Aryan-Dravidian conflict theorywhich was a very intelligent ploy of the west to divide India. I finished reading Asura yesterday and what a coincidence, it was Dussehra!


Ironically, I was drawn to the anti-hero of the epic — Ravana, and to his people, the Asuras. Jun 20, Arti Honrao rated it really liked it. A common man who dares to compete with privileged ones.

Poor Ravana, I neelakantah, he is schizophrenic. Ramayana gives us a message that even if one has a Golden City like Lanka, one is bound to perish if he misbehaves with a woman. To see what neelakkantan friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Suddenly I hated him from deep within. DeviD marked it as to-read Oct 12, Death Note amused us not because of the struggle between L and Kira, but the fact that they were both right in their own ways. The character of Ravana is very well-sketched with proper shades of his anger, fear, pride and love.

But it was very disappointing to see such a capable person twisting the original Ramayana and have compromised too much on the facts. Bagaimana jika peradaban bangsa Asura yang dihancurkan Rama ternyata jauh lebih maju daripada peradaban Ayodhya?

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The story is however, slow when it comes to battles and guerilla fights. Almost through with it. Hence, the want of a reactive ripple.