RAMAYANA SERIES: THE COMPLETE EDITION – Kindle edition by AKB eBOOKS, Ashok K. Banker. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC. : Prince of Ayodhya (Ramayana series) (): Ashok K. Banker: Books. Ramayana has many versions. There are as many as versions of it with many differences. There is a version in which Sita rules the.

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So I set out to understand what exactly all the hoopla is about. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Banker has been credited as the creator and sole scriptwriter story, screenplay and dialogues for A Mouthful of SkyIndia’s first television series in English, originally aired on DD Metro in the Indian sub-continent, retelecast on Star World. But it turns out, that she was a bitchy and conniving queen, hell bent on creating trouble for anyone coming between her and Dasaratha and her political aims.

: Prince of Ayodhya (Ramayana series) (): Ashok K. Banker: Books

After finish reading the book, I did a quick search online for the other titles in the series. Banker lost my respect when he pretty much painted Ram as selfish in one of the books – Ram refuses to help Sugreev on the pretext that he has just ended a fight with demons and has Ramayana deals with the interpretation of Dharma as it was valid then and mostly how the character and life of Ram can inspire every living human being despite time lapses.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ashok Banker. Having depicted different aspects of Ramayana in dance and wa The trouble with reading a book based on Indian mythology – especially ones like Meluha and this one – is that one keeps trying to map what one is reading with what one knows.

They have just returned from their student years at Guru Vashishta’s gurukul, and begun to know their family again. The use of Sanskrit words creates a mixed effect. His story is more mellifluous. His descriptions are good, sometimes verging on genius, and his depiction of Vishwamitra’s boundless power is fascinating and riveting. He could’ve written about someone else entirely; or even better – about someone fictitious. The characters were all one sided -white or black with no shades of grey.


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It’s so foreign to the Western way of portraying characters more realistically. The Amazon links are to either the Kindle format or the paperback format. The result was India’s first ebook best-sellers and first successful independent ebookstore. I have not read the original and have only made do with the epic serial on DD channel during the prex7 TV days — I find this piece interesting to delve in.

Vengeance of Ravana reviewed here. Ramayaana Four Of The Ramayana.

Banker says no, he was an asura and plotting to overthrow the human world. Tataka Vadh – though significant in many ways, normally gets done with in 5 minutes in every dance show I have seen. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Classic Story retold in a Tolkien-ish manner with a large flavor of Banker — has worked hard!! The only reason I rated it as 2 stars because it is Ramayana. It has been called “super-cool” The Hindu”a milestone” India Today and “a magnificent labor of love” Outlook and appeared on most major recommended reading lists during its publication.

Kaikeyi was super evil, while Kausalya was all pure. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Banker does a great job of bringing If the epic Ramayana is to be rendered with the same splendorous detail and generous imagery as Tolkien did, then even eight bulky volumes would not suffice. It just did not capture my interest. Also, this review contains minor spoilers no mind-blowing plot twists or anything, just little details. Sorry, I couldn’t help but scream out loud.

If there is anyone who can write humanised Indian mythology with such vivid description, it can only be Ashok Banker. A good, interesting take on The Ramayana.


As a big fan of the RamayanaI have to admit being predisposed to liking this book. Banker also sprinkles the narration with some Sanskrit and Hindi words, damayana give it an authentic feel. Although the writing is quite engrossing, the story isn’t compelling enough to go on.

Did the characters speak in popular Hindi back then? Who believes in street gossip and is a pawn in the hands of evil ministers. The sorcery has epic proportions and I felt that the author has tried to create asnok Harry Potter like atmosphere to appeal to a younger audience. He is still adjusting to the life of a prince, after the years spent amidst nature. This book begins slowly with horrible images of war.

It was in the same house in Byculla that Banker grew up, under the care of his grandmother. This xshok the first time I read a book by Ashok Banker. I have been on a mythological trip for a while now. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Not having read an original un-abbreviated Ramayanaya, I am not sure whether the incidents are reinvented or same as original. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. What I really liked about this book was that the mythical characters get fleshed out as real people, to a great extent, even if they are supposedly perfect.

Since I haven’t read the Indian epic in its original form or as close to ‘original’ as an English translation can bethe entire story is new to me.

Some scenes are brought out very well, some rramayana felt over the top. A basic fantasy novel about a young boy with special powers killing monsters with the help of a magician, except instead of battling ogres and dragons, the supernatural creatures in this book are based on Hindu mythology.