Prince of Ayodhya (Book One of the Ramayana) [Ashok K. Banker] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. THIS IS BRAND NEW BOOK. Ashok Kumar Banker is an author and screenwriter. His writing spans crime thrillers, essays, .. Prince of Ayodhya (); Siege of Mithila (); Demons of Chitrakut (); Armies of Hanuman (); Bridge of Rama (); King of. The original Ramayana was written in Sanskrit by a reformed thief-turned-sage named Valmiki, possibly as long ago as 2, B.C. Now, with breathtaking.

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Kaikeyi was super prijce, while Kausalya was all pure. Jun 15, Darrell rated it it was ok Shelves: They have bigger roles to play in the next books of the series.

The book ends with many loose ends. The sorcery has epic proportions and I felt that the author has tried to create a Harry Potter like atmosphere to appeal to a younger audience. If you have the slightest interest in Indian mythology, this is the book you can’t miss. Also, Hindustani words like “khamosh” and “wafadar” which again seemed out of pl From all I’d asjok about this series, I expected to enjoy this a lot but Bajker was pretty disappointed.

Beyond a very little palace intrigue, and a moderate amount of exposition, there’s not much there–almost no character development, I give this book a resounding “eh.

All in all, I found it to be pretty neat series! However, a neat package cannot really compensate for the content inside.

This version of Ramayana is clearly R-rated, more for the h Great start to the Ramayana series. But he and other characters get to be pretty real in this story.


The Prince of Ayodhya

Ashok Banker is a brilliant writer and this is a great book and he’s got his heart in the right place, but there are some things I’m not happy about. Ravana is set to attack Prithvi again. Manthara was shown to be in Ravana’s pay there Which honorable wife or husband hits their spouse Queen Kaikayi and her aide Manthara are characters you won’t forget, not to mention the devil king Ravana!

It fascinated me entirely! In telling the story, lots of Sanskrit words or Sanskrit based Indian languages are used freely. I have not read the original and have only made do with the epic serial on Banjer channel during the prex7 TV days — I find this piece interesting to delve in. Some scenes are brought out very well, some scenes felt over the top.

This is one story that has helped me realize how much our imaginations can be limited by hearing the same kind of tales over and over again. And so, with the mighty seer-mage Vishwamitra and his only relatively less heroic half-brother, Laskshman, Rama sets out on a heroic journey. And only Rama, Prince of Ayodhya, can hope to prevent the onslaught of darkness. Prinde had given up hope that I would be get hold of this book here.

The plot is gripping, the narration never falters, the subtle details of Dharma and Adharma will keep you engrossed till the end.

But still it makes for fascinating read. I’ve never been so glad to have finished this book and move on. I spoke to a few people about ayodbya books to read to gain understanding on these subjects.


The Prince of Ayodhya (Ramayana, book 1) by Ashok K Banker

The trouble with reading ashk book based on Indian mythology – especially ones like Meluha asnok this one – is that one keeps trying to map what one is reading with what one knows. The vision of the author is encapsulated beautifully in these 15 odd pages. Retrieved from ” https: But he still has nightmares about the long-lasting, brutal and bloody battle that he led so successfully some twenty odd years ago against the invasion of the Lord of Narak hellRavana and his mighty force of countless cannibalistic Asuras demons.

Some logic that is! Even with some flaws, the book does not fail in utterly enthralling and entertaining its readers. I guess it’s just me. But no SPAMs, please.

I almost bought this in my india trip. It improved once Rama and Lakshman started off with Rishi Vishwamitra into the forest and I found I began to actually enjoy the story which covers a limited section of the Ramayana from then on. RamaLakshmana bqnker, VishvamitraDasarathaKausalya And this book, like the other one, is startling in what it reveals – my complete ignorance.

I know little of Indian mythology plenty about the food though and I found it astonishing how many themes in this ancient mythological cycle were similar to Greek, Roman, Persian, Norse or Celtic mythology.