: 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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He believes that the poor have no place to go, for none of the two kings took good care of them.

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

Published May 14th by lead start publication pvt ltd. Rahwana berasal dari ras Asura yang berkulit hitam, pendek, dengan rambut ikal. Sita Mata, is none other than the daughter of Ravana, who had a sexual relationship with Vedavati when he was in a battle against Devas.

The right blend of good language and interesting twists keeps the book engaging. In this humanized version there are no gods, demons with magical powers.

Asura by Anand Neelakantan

But I am willing to oversee those as quirks of a maverick author. Vijetha Viju marked it as to-read Aug 20, Vibhishana, Varuna are portrayed as asur mere traitors, because they joined Rama’s army. Logicality deployed by the author to interpret the instances in the epic are a good effort and the author deserves a pat. The literary style itself was very neelakantaan and repetitive. I think the author subscribes to the Aryan-Dravidian conflict theorywhich was a very intelligent ploy of the west to divide India.


The character of Ravana is very well-sketched with proper shades of his anger, fear, pride and love. They claimed that things would get worse. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He has done a very good effort to curse the caste-system in India, but I think, it could have been more impactful.

Hence, he abducts her.

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

Mar 22, Sreejoni Nag rated it it was amazing. This sort of fanatical historical narratives only add fuel to this fire and should not be encouraged. Lists with This Book. Sick Kumbhakarna is a big time drunkard, who was always high.

The most recent heelakantan in point is the nomenclature of a film by Sanjayaleela Bansali — Ram-Leela, not to speak of the fate of the illustrious M. Only registered user can write reviews. The Rama is unkind and he is not a believer of giving a fair chance to everybody.

Asura by Anand Neelakantan

The line in page no 15 uttered in Ravana’s voice: It is not just an alternate re-telling of the Ramayana, but an alternate if not the first biography of the Asura King Ravana.


How grateful I am for it. Kudos to the author for coming up with such a brilliant plot and for articulating it so beautifully. Retrieved 11 August This is as it should be; for, Asura is overturning a three-thousand-year-old story and its characters neepakantan are worshipped as incarnations of god by millions across countries.

DeviD marked it as to-read Oct 12, Anusha Phadnis marked it as to-read Jul 22, But my fascination remained dormant for many years, emerging only anamd to taunt and irritate my pious aunts during saura gatherings.

The nelakantan below demonstrate not just the premise of the book, but the very structure of our society “. But my fascination remained dormant for many years, emerging only briefly to taunt and irritate my pious aunts during family gatherings.

Jun 20, Arti Honrao rated it really liked it.