This is one of that kind of books which tells the epic story of Ramayana in Ravana perspective, I call it as Ravanayana. No epics will ever be written about me. After reading your review i was relaxed from my grief this book has haunting me from many years. After all, history has always been written by the victors. It makes you gasp and think. Anyways, let us come to the book. Eventually Rama triumphs and then institutes the caste system, Sati system and every known evil - all dictated by the Brahmans.
Well its fictitious stuff as per the author himself, so what can we say. Yes, the barbarians not only won every war but they conquered the whole of the sub-continent - and this is in spite of the fact that the Asuras were so advanced in technology that they even had flying chariots the Pushpaka Vimana and stuff. It is then that Ravana, by one action, changes the history of the world. నా పేరు రావణుడు, నేను అసురిడిని, నాది పరాజితుడి కథ. He was not the only one who wanted his version of the story to be told. They claimed that things would get worse. Asura- Tale Of The Vanquished 2012 About book: Before I read this book, Rama was a hero and Ravana, a villain in my mind.
On the flip side of the coin, there is no character with any human kindness or any positive virtues in the book. The biggest villain in the book is the Deva Brahmin. The protagonists meet every now and then - Bhadra, a cowering piece of flesh, Ravana, a King. It tells the story of the Ramayana through the eyes of Ravana and Bhadra — both surprising characters. The epic tale of victory and defeat… The story of the Ramayana had been told innumerable times. It took me weeks because the whole concept of the book was so deep that after every chapter I used to wonder for hours questioning myself, what I have been told since my childhood, was it the truth? Vaikuntham, which is very difficult even for the aegala yogis can be obtained by the grace of the Guru. The synopsis seemed intriguing and hence I started reading immediately, that's where I went wrong.
You can send any Telugu literature written by you stories, poems any thing or If you find any interesting book you can send it to Telugu books site we are glad to make your books available in this site. It is easy for us to push, but when somethings are taken from us, that's when the learning happens. By the end of the book however, two things become clear. Quite a book, enjoyed reading every line. Having read it around the time of Dussehra, I will truly feel strong, different emotions towards burning the Ravana statue during the fest. A well scripted story explaining the scientific part of a mythological story we have been hearing since time unmemorable.
When I started reading this book I thought the story is around the Deshamukha, praising his Glory. This makes for a very pessimistic outlook of humankind and Hindu religious texts. 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. For all the anarchistic suggestions in the book, none of the characters seem to be likeable or inspiring or funny. The experience of reading Ravan's version is enthralling. Was it because I freed a race from the yoke of caste-based Deva rule? The best book on bhagavad gita is by srila prabhupadaji founder of iskon or hare krsna movement it will definitely change your life for eternity…. పరాజితుల గొంతు మౌనంగా ఉండి ఎవరికీ వినిపించదు.
Many have been put off by the anti-Brahmin sentiments of this book. The story of the Ravanayana had never been told. Download app from links below. The dark ages descend and Rama was the initiator, Ravana was the last hope for the Tamils - the golden age was lost forever. Then I thought he would be more interested in Rama, but then again I was wrong. Plenty of Rakshasas were fair skinned and hence cannot be a simplistic racial characterization. The plot is from Ramayana and it's various versions that tells a lot many stories about the main characters.
Till date we have heard only the victor's side. History is written by those who have hanged heroes. Now hear the Ravanayana, for I am Ravana, the Asura, and my story is the tale of the vanquished. But perhaps the time has come for the dead and the defeated to speak. Asura is a totally different experience, very unlike from the way we have perceived Ravana from the Ramayana.
The power of the first person narrative works wonders for the book, as both Ravana and Bhadra speak from their hearts. Even the linguistic divide shows the potential for being bridged as a common ancestor for proto-Tamil and Sanskrit is investigated. The story of the Ravanayana has never been told. Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email. The whole story is almost like Ramayana but the protagonist and antagonist have been swapped.
Every minute detail is casted with utmost dedication. However, after reading the first few pages I started searching for appendix and references if there were any, for the start of the book itself was completely different from the Ramayana I read. If you did not read the book, you might just read that speech and everything about this book would make sense. So the book talks about the life of Ravana, his birth, his journey to being the 'King of Lanka', his learning on the way, the decision of kidnapping Sita, the war that ensues, and finally his death. It is brilliant in the way it captures the man, his emotions, his struggles and those of his people.
How grateful I am for it. Author seems to be a very capable writer. Ever since I read Asura The Ravanayana, Tale of the Vanquished, The Story of Ravana and His People, and The Story of Bhadra, etc. This was the reason I could not resist picking up the book. All these may sound anti-Rama but eventually all of these are truth. May be next time, you know that there needs to be a line drawn somewhere. Till what extent will you push to fulfill your greed? Many other facts are comfortably ignored to put Ravana in good light.