Asura: Tale of the Vanquished By Anand Neelakantan
Asura: Tale of the Vanquished is Anand Neelakantan’s debut mythological novel. It was revealed by Leadstart Publishing on 14 Might 2012. This mythological fiction depicts the story of Ramayana from the view level of Ravana and a standard Asura, Bhadra.
The epic story of victory and defeat The story of the Ramayana had been informed innumerable occasions. The enthralling story of Rama, the incarnation of God, who slew Ravana, the evil demon of darkness, is understood to each Indian. And in the pages of historical past, as all the time, it’s the model informed by the victors, that lives on. The voice of the vanquished stays misplaced in silence. However what if Ravana and his folks had a unique story to inform? The story of the Ravanayana had by no means been informed. Asura is the epic story of the vanquished Asura folks, a narrative that has been cherished by the oppressed outcastes of India for 3000 years. Till now, no Asura has dared to inform the story. However maybe the time has come for the lifeless and the defeated to talk. ñFor hundreds of years, I’ve been vilified and my demise is widely known yr after yr in each nook of India. Why? Was it as a result of I challenged the Gods for the sake of my daughter? Was it as a result of I freed a race from the yoke of caste-based Deva rule? You have got heard the victor’s story, the Ramayana. Now hear the Ravanayana, for I’m Ravana, the Asura, and my story is the story of the vanquished.î ñI am a non-entity ? invisible, powerless and negligible. No epics will ever be written about me. I’ve suffered each Ravana and Rama ? the hero and the villain or the villain and the hero. When the tales of nice males are informed, my voice possibly too feeble to be heard. But, spare me a second and listen to my story, for I’m Bhadra, the Asura, and my life is the story of the loser.î The traditional Asura empire lay shattered into many warring petty kingdoms reeling underneath the heel of the Devas. In desperation, the Asuras look as much as a younger saviour ? Ravana. Believing that a greater world awaits them underneath Ravana, widespread males like Bhadra resolve to observe the younger chief. With a will of iron and a fiery ambition to succeed, Ravana leads his folks from victory to victory and carves out an enormous empire from the Devas. However even when Ravana succeeds spectacularly, the poor Asuras discover that nothing a lot has modified for them. It’s when that Ravana, by one motion, adjustments the historical past of the world.