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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Not only that negative emotions are also given ample space in the narration. Please try again later. This brings freshness to the old stories and makes their intricate, discursive narratives more accessible to an audience that has been bred on the linear plots of Hollywood and Bollywood babker. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Which honorable wife or husband hits their spouse The author has tried to be true to Valmiki’s version, rather than the watered down, docile Tulsidas version, that today’s Ramayana followers are so accustomed to. I didn’t have much trouble with them, since I’d studied the epic in two different versions at school.

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Then there were other oddities like references to Dashrata and his ministers dancing the bhangra or people cooking dosa on the streets of Ayodhya – I mean really? Book 4 Armies of Hanuman reviewed here On Amazon.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? He does not even meet Sugreeva despite Hanuman’s request. Especially if the Ramayan is new to you, this selection off the sword and sorcery shelf will live up to the hype of “freshly imagined”, because it is just that: Kausalya’s motherly affection not coming in the way of her Dharma as a wife, Lakshman and Shatrughan’s gratitude for being their mother’s sons, Dasaratha’s body and mind numbed by old age and years rzmayana wavering from his Dharma, Sumantra’s expressions, the thoughts of various Kshatriyas serving in Ayodhya, Supanakha’s wild and yet understandably clear thought processes, Kaikeyi;s gluttony and finally, Rama’s steady personality all bankker like rubies in a pile of pebbles.


The whole book of odd pages can be summarized in 2 sentences. Thank god it’s done. Random House Academic Resources website.

Prince of Ayodhya (Ramayana, #1) by Ashok K. Banker

Some can be understood fairly quickly by the context. 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.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I can’t wait to read rest of the series. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? View all 6 comments. Banker has published in several genres, ranging from contemporary fiction about urban life in India to multi-volume mythological epicsas well as cross-genre works.

Nov 28, Mridusmita Bordoloi rated it liked it.

Nov 19, Smitha rated it did not like it. If you are willing to overlook Banker’s personal, flawed depiction of divine beings and ancient Bharata’s geography, or and if you want to read an epic can I say high fantasy without the fantasy? The dramatization of the events are invigorating some of them were good to note — as you will read ahead — and not like the Ramanand S Please go through my review written on my blog: But this is highly dramatised and also the language used is not appropriate.

However, what I found annoying was the usage of modern day terms unnecessarily. This is probably what I enjoyed the most about the book.

Banker, reinventing the Ramayan! Sanskrit terms are used all through the book, with no explanation or translation except a glossary in the back.


The author has given a lot of attention to main characters and they are beautifully sketched. In the first half of the book particularly, the author uses at many places, language that seems out of sync with the time period he is writing about-some more modern usage like the brothers bnker each other as “bhai” or Lakshman and Shatrugan being addressed as “Luck” and “Shot”- a tad too modern for the Ramayana.

Three of his early novels to be published were crime thrillersclaimed to be the first written by an Indian novelist in English. On the other hand, the use of these eamayana is a bit excessive. The creator of several dozen successful and award-winning advertising commercials, documentaries and docudramas, including the multiple award-winning Whose World Is It Anyway, for which he also wrote several original songs.

One other thing that I am ramaywna about is how Hindi is portrayed as Sanskrit. King of Ayodhya Ramayana Banker, Ashok. 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. The rest is just filler. King of Ayodhya reviewed here. For Ayodhya lies in the shadow of a demon’s wrath–a demon that is sending all its dreadful power to ravage the world of mortals.

The stories of his ” Devi ” ramayaba are short works featuring Avatars of the Hindu goddess Deviand have appeared in various science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazines. Armies of Axhok reviewed here.