Every time, I read his books, I begin to think, what if they were real? When I read Mahabharata as a Kid, Duryodhana’s character was introduced as ‘Suyodhana’. Anand Neelakantan is an Indian author. His debut novel was Asura, tale of the vanquished, was among the bestsellers of and he was rated as the most. Read Ajaya book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery Ajaya (Telugu) Paperback – 15 Oct by Anand Neelakantan (Author).

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On the throne sits Dhritarashtra, the blind King, and his foreign-born Queen? Duryodhana is not the villain and there are no Gods or Sons ajayx Gods in the story.

Ajaya: Roll of the Dice

Strangely, this angers Drupada and his sons against Duryodhana! If I have to succeed I do not have to make others to fail. The Pandavas were the heroes, despite the subterfuges they indulged in, in the name of dharma. It’s a Goodbye Good-riddance to Anand Neelakantan from me here.

This is just part one The book ends with stupid Yudhistir gambling away all he had which includes his puppet brothers and common wife Draupati while the foreigner Sakuni watches the scene with a glee. It is only when there is a divine origin granted to the Gita that Arjuna’s perfectly valid doubts get suppressed. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! In the shadow of the throne stands Kunti, the Dowager-Queen, burning with ambition to see her firstborn become the ruler, acknowledged by all.

He has even connected some things Suyodhana popularly known as Duryodhana is the hero of this book. Al What a book. And Anand has done justice to all the characters — the book surely needs to be read with an open mind because Krishna, for example is portrayed as a shrewd strategist and like in Asura, here too blasphemy has to be overlooked.


He actually succeeded big time as so far from the versions that I have read, Karn is my all time favorite and now he has made Suyodhan to become my second favorite for sure with his book but unfortunately everything else is a disaster in this story call it mytho fiction as that’s precisely what this is. We definitely have an amazing author here and I am looking forward to a signed copy of Part II. One by one, irrelevant and minor characters of the Ramayana kept coming up with their own versions.

Ajaya: Roll of the Dice by Anand Neelakantan

See all 9 questions about Ajaya…. Share your thoughts with other customers. And in the wings: The author’s resolve to exercise this option is a welcome relief amidst the plethora of indoctrination and blind-belief. The book retells the story of the rivalry between the Kauravas and Pandavas in a new and exciting and accessible way.

And no wonder its my favourite story too So far so good. Oops no this aam soldiers award for sure. This one actually left the same taste in my mouth as a movie like “Slumdog Millionaire” leaves on every Indian’s mouth of showing India in poor light even in bloody 21st century. neelakatan

He may have fought the war, but he repeatedly had doubts,and after the war, all the Pandavas had their doubts. I have always been fascinated by mythological stories.

This has made ajaay realize how open minded and tolerant we are as culture and race. It cannot happen even in today’s scenario, how could that happen in those times?


One, Duryodhana or Suyodhana for the author, is shown as innocent, meek, shy, and kind person to the extent that he is even unwilling to shoot the bird on the tree during the training session, which is unlikely of princes or kings who invariably did gaming for fun. The third book I read by this author – looking forward to more.

I enjoyed it immensely. This book is truly a masterpiece, totally a new perspectivei empathize with the character Suyodhana, who was forever misunderstood. Therefore, he was present when Shishupala was killed. What if the historical epics, written by the victors, were told from another point of view? Ships from and sold by TheBigStore Suyodhana popularly known as Duryodhana is the hero of this book.

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At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. However, it was more famous for its hundred odd temples; the various classical artists it produced and its music school.

Dec 11, Vikas Datta rated it really liked it. Roll of the Dice by Anand Neelakantan and feel obliged to write a review at this site. There are some interesting plot angles like Karna and Parashurama and the manhunt for Karna. Its neelakanntan to see Krishna as bad guy, Yudhishtra incompetent, etc. They were my heroes. But Anand Neelakantan has won this aam admi!!