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Me a moment and hear my story for I am Bhadra the Asura and my life is the tale of the loser” The ancient Asura empire lay shattered into many warring petty kingdoms reeling under the heel of the Devas In desperation the Asuras look up to a young saviour – Ravana Believing that a better world awaits them under Ravana common men like Bhadra decide to follow the young leader With a will of iron and a fiery ambition to succeed Ravana leads his people from victory to victory and carves out a vast empire from the Devas But even when Ravana succeeds spectacularly the poor Asuras find that nothing much has changed from them It is then that Ravana by one action changes the history of the wor. The book didn t seem as author s debut Truly astounding flow with powerful languageAuthor seems to be a very capable writerBut it was very disappointing to see such a capable person twisting the original Ramayana and have compromised too much on the facts This may be about Ravana s perspective but it doesn t demand the twisting of Ramayana facts For instance Rama s life as per Ramayana is 11000 years But the author has portrayed the incidents sprawling across a period of 70 yearsNow if the uestion is around if human life can be that long then research should be done on what evolution could have done rather than changing the timeline to some believable number the author pleases The war scene is highly compromised to put Rama in bad light and Ravana in goodMany other facts are comfortably ignored to put Ravana in good lightThis reaches a wider audience than the original Valmiki s scripture There is a good chance of people believing the author s pure imagination as fact just because it is believable than the original scripture or this is reachable than the original scriptureMany myths can be twisted as we likebut Ramayana is not a myth It is a scripted epic which has too many myths surrounding Even considering the epic to be just a fiction and not a real happening still we don t have the right to twist the tale as we pleaseIf the author had a fair eye to understand the script of Valmiki as it is and then made the story with Ravana s perspective it would have been the truly Asura storyWith that kind of expectation I picked the book but was disappointedI don t think talking from Ravana s perspective is wrong but twisting the facts as we would like to hear so there are some anti brahmin anti ramayana arguments is not acceptableSuch a capable author could have moral responsibility of researching before taking his story to the worldBut this inspires me to understand 24000 slokas of Ramayana in detail before judging about the bookNevertheless the language and story telling is truly enjoyable

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Asura author Anand Neelakantan

The epic tale of victory and defeat The story of the Ramayana had been told innumerable times The enthralling story of Rama the incarnation of God who slew Ravana the evil demon of darkness is known to every Indian And in the pages of history as always it is the version told by the victors that lives on The voice of the vanuished remains lost in silence But what if Ravana and his people had a different story to tell The story of the Ravanayana has never been told Asura is the epic tale of the vanuished Asura people a story that has been cherished by the oppressed castes of India for 3000 years Until now no Asura has dared to tell the tale But perhaps the time has come for the dead and th. This is the worst literary creation by any fiction writer I have read many pathetic books but this one will surely top that list I have read the novel and found it full of utter garbage and punctured narrative full of self imposed assumptions of the author that shows hehhas come far away from reality The book is a work of fiction but it has done everything to mislead the readers in every possible way I strongly recommend everyone not to read this work

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E defeated to speak “For thousands of years I have been vilified and my death is celebrated year after year in every corner of India Why Was it because I challenged the Gods for the sake of my daughter Was it because I freed a race from the yoke of caste based Deva rule You have heard the victor’s tale the Ramayana Now hear the Ravanayana for I am Ravana the Asura and my story is the tale of the vanuished” “I am a non entity – invisible powerless and negligible No epics will ever be written about me I have suffered both Ravana and Rama – the hero and the villain or the villain and the hero When the stories of great men are told my voice maybe too feeble to be heard Yet spare. Half way through the book seems like a scientific explanation of a myth with a strong anti North and anti Brahmin slant But that maybe because I am reading the unmodified raw version that is too hard hitting to be printed because it could get banned or at least get shouted at By the end of the book however two things become clear One that all myths are machinations of ancient politicians and people came to believe what they found convenient 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 The author does a good job at presenting the grey areas in our belief systems which are largely shaped by what we believe were black and white since time immemorial While criticisms of Maryada Purshottam Rama have been around since the Valmiki Ramayan this one is different because it combines class struggle from Bhadra s perspective with the story of a war supposedly fought for righteousness The power of the first person narrative works wonders for the book as both Ravana and Bhadra speak from their hearts On the flip side of the coin there is no character with any human kindness or any positive virtues in the book This makes for a very pessimistic outlook of humankind and Hindu religious texts For all the anarchistic suggestions in the book none of the characters seem to be likeable or inspiring or funny The sarcasm is caustic and it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth I found myself speed reading and wanting to forget what I had read


10 thoughts on “Asura author Anand Neelakantan

  1. says:

    How to Define Dangerous BooksSometimes the only force that can take you through tabductso the end of a book this b

  2. says:

    I call such authors cowards who hide behind the glimmer of fiction and don't have the courage to own their text Anand Neelakantan otherwise might have been a wonderful author who could have impressed me with his vision and work However with this novel Asura Tale of the Vanuished the author has lost his fictional reputation for me I am being

  3. says:

    This is the worst literary creation by any fiction writer I have read many pathetic books but this one will sur

  4. says:

    Before I start my review please allow me to tell you about the Ramayana It will help you get the contextLet me also clarify that I only have a superficial knowledge about Ramayana Mostly gleaned from a children

  5. says:

    Half way through the book seems like a scientific explanation of a myth with a strong anti North and anti Brahmin slant But that maybe because

  6. says:

    Very disappointing book The premise was very interesting writing Ravana's version of events But the writing was simply terrible To start with the editor on this book did a pretty shoddy job There were multiple errors of spel

  7. says:

    The book didn't seem as author s debut Truly astounding flow with powerful languageAuthor seems to be a very capable writerBut it was very disappointing to see such a capable person twisting the original Ramayana and have compromised too much on the facts This may be about Ravana's perspective but it doesn't demand the twisting of Ramayana facts For instance Rama's life as per Ramayana is 11000 years But the author has portrayed

  8. says:

    The book doesn't make any sense to me It's like forcefully injecting something into a source that does not approve of it psychological blunder if people claim it to be a psychological novel

  9. says:

    An amazing stories that shows Anand Neelakantan's genius Its not just about the book but the way he looked at History Rel

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    ASURA TALE OF THE VANUISHED BY ANAND NEELAKANTANRating of this book after testing on five backgrounds1 The Content Hats off to the research work Every minute detail is casted with utmost dedication  I’ll rate this 45 out o