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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A real Vamp in this sense. Not only that negative emotions are also given ample space in the narration.

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Discover what to read next. So what if you are the brother of a demi-god and have been given the powers or strength to counter the vagaries of abominated beings Rakshasas – you can still die a horrible death! This is no Game of Thrones, where you have to wait for a pages for something to happen which you care about.

Humankind is about to face the deadliest battle ever for its own existence. Tataka Vadh – though significant in many ways, normally gets done with bankeg 5 minutes in every dance show I have seen.

His first novel though the fifth published Vertigo is about a man struggling to make a successful career and home life in Bombay the former name of Mumbai. We have the return of an ancient evil many now consider mythical. Far from being unoriginal – it is, in fact, one of the original sources of one of the great myths of mankind. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


His story is more mellifluous. Jan 06, Sudhir rated it really liked it. I am not reviewing this book critically, but I guess, I will point out a few things which I found were invigorating thoughts.

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Zyodhya himself as a ‘post-racial post-religious’ Indian. Writing sporadically for television from the mid s onwards, Banker scripted over episodes of broadcast television for various series.

But still it makes for fascinating read. Ayodhya, the “unconquerable” capital city of the Arya nations, is all set to prnce the harvest season with the traditional colorful festival of Holi. Society Magazine, cover story titled “Byculla Boy”, August The school itself was the alma mater of many prominent personalities.

Jyoti’s Pages: Prince of Ayodhya by Ashok K. Banker

So if you are curious, you have to read the next book. Black magic, people living for years, magic by manthara etc was too much to digest.

The Week, cover story, August I have to praise the libraries here. I ayyodhya love to see this on the screen any time soon. Views Read Edit View history.

It is often credited with being either directly or largely responsible for the current resurgence of interest in mythology.


The rest is just filler. He took Persian and Urdu lessons for a time and even won a college-level prize for Urdu-Translation in collaboration with a Pakistani friend. 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 movies. I know, it’s a national epic, blah, blah, blah, but Banker never succeeds in building up an iota of tension in Rama’s part of the tale. This doesn’t belong in a novel even remotely related to Vedic tradition, let alone the life of Rama.

I must say I am a tad bit disappointed. You’d think there wouldn’t be much real conflict, or suspense. One other striking difference is that this book, while emphasizing dharma duty and brahmanic power, is not as overtly religious in nature as the original.

When retelling such a tale the author has to be very careful about how he interprets the text and how he conveys it. The best part of the book is the foreword. And this is not the only example. This style of writing is sure to fascinate new and younger readers worldwide who are yet unfamiliar with this epic.