Asura – We have all read innumerable tales of how Ram vanquished Ravan and ‘Good Triumphed over Evil. Asura presents an alternative side to the story
– From Ravana’s perspective.
Anand Neelakantan’s riveting book Asura takes you on a fascinating joyride of Ravan’s adventures and shows you the world through his eyes.
‘ Asura : The Tale of the Vanquished is a narrative, which depicts The Ramayana focusing on Ravana and the people who helped him.
This narrative is a blend of history, religion and mythology and aims to demystify the blunders done by the Deva clan, which is represented as conventional and prejudiced.
It also highlights the liberation enjoyed by the Asuras while also highlighting the prevalent casteism imposed by the Brahmins.
The book also questions the lifestyle of Ravana and the alternatives and decisions he made and their consequences.
Definitely gives you a different perspective and makes you wonder if Sita was really Ravan’s daughter. Yes, book seems to have a pretty logical explanation for it – Read it find out more 🙂