RAMAYANA SERIES: THE COMPLETE EDITION – Kindle edition by AKB eBOOKS, Ashok K. Banker. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC. : Prince of Ayodhya (Ramayana series) (): Ashok K. Banker: Books. Ramayana has many versions. There are as many as versions of it with many differences. There is a version in which Sita rules the.

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I am not reviewing this book critically, but I guess, I will point out a few things which I found were bakner thoughts. And banjer is not the only example. A real Vamp in this sense. Dasaratha, a brave warrior king in his younger days is slowly getting decript, spaced-out, and easily manipulated. Book 7 Vengeance of Ravana reviewed here On Amazon. If this had been an original novel, not knowingly based on any type of epic, the characterization would have been inexcusable, but I can give it some slack because of its origin.

I didn’t have much trouble with them, since I’d studied the epic in two different versions at school. His work has been optioned for adaptation to television or film rzmayana times over the years, usually with Banker himself attached as screenwriter. This is an insult to the knowledge of the difference between the two. Gamayana Ramcharithmanas did not claim to be a rendition of the Ramayana and hence shows the more gentler and fluffy feel-good side, with the foreknowledge that Rama is a god running through the background.

Several of these genre publications have claimed that his was the first speculative fiction by an Indian author writing in English to be published. Forget what you read or have known earlier.

Among his first literary efforts was an ambitious play based on the Book of Revelations of St. Also, Hindustani words like “khamosh” and “wafadar” which again seemed out of pl From all I’d read about this series, I expected to enjoy this a lot but I was pretty disappointed.


Prince of Ayodhya

The book is a stark contrast from the other versions of the same story I have read before. Thanks for telling us about the problem. There are a couple of battle scenes late in the book, but they’re really only a few pages long each, and they’re complete and utter mary-sue battles.

A few bits bear a striking resemblance to the prose of Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. Especially if the Ramayan is new to you, this selection off the sword and sorcery shelf will live up to the hype of “freshly imagined”, because it is just that: This is a retelling of the first book of the Ramayana, the great Indian epic. Trivia About Prince of Ayodhya And then it is detailed at times – and for someone like me who likes scenes to be crisp, it is slightly protracted.

Mar 26, Ramya Narayanan rated it liked it. I personally didn’t realize from my reading of the more popular versions that Manthara the hunchbacked maid of the second queen was a double agent for Ravana.

This book begins slowly with horrible images of war. Jun 15, Darrell rated it it was ok Shelves: I was slightly disappointed with the seventh one Vengeance of Ravana. I have not read the original and have only made do with the epic serial on DD channel during sshok prex7 TV days — I find this piece interesting to delve in.

Jul 02, One rated it really liked it. Book 1 Prince of Ayodhya reviewed here On Amazon. The sorcery has epic proportions and I felt that the author has tried to create a Harry Potter like atmosphere to ashokk to a younger audience. Sep 30, Shweta Pandey rated it it was ok.

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” It felt like a Chinese rip-off of books. This series claims to be a faithful modern rendition of Valmiki’s work. But, as I said, Banker’s got his heart in the right place, so I guess you can overlook that.


Here is the full list of the series with links to the reviews and online bookstores: Since I haven’t read the Indian epic in its original form or as close to ‘original’ as an English translation can aahokthe entire story is new to me.

Ramayana Series by Ashok K. Banker

Views Read Edit View history. In ‘Sons of Sita’ Ram has been reduced to a ramayaba who does not trust his own brothers. Beyond a very little palace intrigue, and a moderate amount of exposition, there’s not much there–almost no character development, I give this book a resounding “eh. The first pages are literally just the first day of the Ramayana.

: Prince of Ayodhya (Ramayana series) (): Ashok K. Banker: Books

Now, with breathtaking imagination and brilliant storytelling, Ashok K. Got to read the other books to see how far this goes. Also unknown to me was the fact that Lakshman – Ramas younger brother and trusted companion – died in the battle with Tataka and had to be resurrected.

They have just returned from their student years at Guru Vashishta’s gurukul, and begun to know their family again. However, I recently discovered that Banker has added two more volumes to the series, making it a total of 8 books.

A good, interesting take on The Ramayana.

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The narration was extremely to my liking. Although it is an epic, Banker smoothly translates it into the kind of reading our generation is used to. On Time and in great condition! Books by Ashok K. Sons of Sita reviewed here.