Monday, April 29, 2013

Asura: Tale of the Vanquished

Asura :Tale of the vanquished is one the best book decisions, I made this early year. After a long time I thoroughly enjoyed reading every page of it, this tale evoked the urge of reading books after a long time which was into a sleepy state after reading some very horrible pieces. Quote- "The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the most eminent people of the past centuries." stands absolutely true for this classic piece of tale.

Writing of Anand Neelkantan manages to take up the most important tale of Indian Mythology -Ramayana & has narrated the same story from the other side- from Ravana's  point of view. The best thing about the book that impressed me the most is that , the whole story was told in a way that it evoked the interest in a novice reader of mythology like me. The whole story is based on intelligent debate & explanation that will make you see Ravan's story with equal empathy & respect.

I am not going to post any spoilers in this post, but would recommend everyone to read this thought -provoking piece.