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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Manthara was shown to be in Ravana’s pay there I had seen Shobana’s Maya Ravan and laughed through yaodhya whole ballet. I took nearly 3 weeks to finish this. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The characters were all one sided -white or black with no shades of grey. One might wonder how a good story can even be told about a hero like Rama, who is perfect in dharma and meditation, who ashkk invincible, with divine weapons that always hit their mark, etc.

He speaks positively of the pract A basic fantasy novel about a young boy with special powers killing monsters with the help of a magician, except instead of battling ogres and dragons, the supernatural creatures in this book are based on Hindu mythology. And now, it is hanker about to end. The original Ramayana was written three thousand years ago.

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The son of an Iranian dissident fleeing the Shah regime stayed briefly with Banker’s grandmother in Byculla, exposing Banker further to radical Islamic thought and culture and making him even more determined to stay iconoclastic in his religious outlook.


Next book it is!! Banker deserves an award!

The whole book of odd pages can be summarized in 2 sentences. He’s given the responsibility of saving not just his native city, glorious Ayodhya, but the whole of humanity from the schemes of an army of demons and their allies.

He is credited as having introduced Indian mythology to a new generation of readers with works that have been described as “better written than many books in the genre that followed”, “well paced” and “breathes humanity into characters that most Ayoddhya consider deities.

Prince of Ayodhya Ashok K. This is epic storytelling, at an epic pace, which is not at all to say that it is a tedious read; you just can’t be expecting that the major villain, Ravana, will be defeated, or that he will even make much of an appearance, in this first book. Jul 01, Ranjit More rated it really liked it.

Everything else fell back in place like in the lrince and while the or used parallel plot lines to create an interesting pace, overall the book read disappointingly. Several of these genre publications have claimed that his was the first speculative fiction by an Indian author writing in English to be published.

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

Which honorable wife or husband hits their spouse I can’t wait to read rest of the series. Jul 02, One rated it really liked it. They have bigger roles to play in the next books of the series. If the author couldn’t stick to that simple fact, which, goes without sayi 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.


Prince of Ayodhya

AB makes reading a divinely magical experience. On the auspicious day of Holi, the powerful seer-mage Brahmarishi Vishwamitra arrives and delivers Ayodhyans a most dire warning: I spoke to a few people about which books to read to gain understanding on these subjects. I did enjoy this first book of the retelling of the Ramayana and plan to find out more about the original epic! But, alas, that was bankre to be.

Your comments are a great motivator for me. This is an insult to the knowledge of the difference between the two. Ashok Banker says that the original story has not been told properly, i.

Prince of Ayodhya: The Ramayana, Book I — book review

I am looking forward to go through the rest of the series in expectations of some magic, especially in the encounters with “The Dark Lord” I think when it is fantasy or mythology, reader should be allowed to get into that context and enjoy.

Maybe I had high expectations, maybe I read it at a wrong time. I can’t wait to read rest of the series. Manthara, in this Valmiki version was a truly worthy and frightening foe! I found a good review of it here http: Ravana is set to attack Prithvi again.