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Bhoomija: Sita by Anand Neelakantan | Book Reviews

Bhoomija: Sita by Anand Neelakantan | Book Reviews

Anand Neelakantan is famous for visiting the popular mythological stuff from the other party’s perspective. Ramayana is written as Lord Rama’s story by sage Valmiki and carried forward in the same manner. Anand found that there are people in southern part of India who consider Ravana a diety. He even found a village where people worship Duryodhana, whom a majority of people consider the villain in Mahabharata epic, and hate him! These conflicting instances made him think that what could have been the stories if they were seen from the perspective of Ravana and Duryodhana. He thus came up with ... Read More »

Shanta (The Story Of Rama’s Sister) by Anand Neelakantan | Book Reviews

Shanta (The Story Of Rama’s Sister) by Anand Neelakantan | Book Reviews

We know a lot of Lord Rama and his family through various versions of Ramayana. The most famous (and considered authentic) two versions of Ramayana are (1) Ancient Valmiki Ramayana and (2)Saint Tulsidas’ Ramayana. Lord Rama (aka Ram) is an ideal human being and his character is dignified and glorified as “Maryada Purushottama”. There are many Film/TV Series adaptations were presented by various makers showing their own vision of Ramayana. Needless to say that the most popular TV Series was Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru also talked about the influence of Ramayana on Indian people in his well-received book, ... Read More »

Asura: Tale of The Vanquished by Anand Neelakantan | Book Reviews

Asura: Tale of The Vanquished by Anand Neelakantan | Book Reviews

Everyone have his/her own perspective when looking at any event or thing. It is the well known fact that different people have different version of the same incident they all are associated with altogether. And, winners always write the history. That’s why only positive sides of the winners are explored more. And wit the passing time the salt and pepper keep added to the documented facts are eventually transformed into legends and myths. Book Title : Asura:Tale of the Vanquished: The Story of Ravana and His People Author : Anand Neelakantan Publisher : Leadstart Publishing Private Limited Published: (25 April ... Read More »