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Prince of Ayodhya (Ramayana, #1) by Ashok K. Banker

I almost bought this in my india trip. Looking forward to 17 more books in the series. Your comments bnaker a great motivator for me.

Please keep them coming! But no SPAMs, please. Soon many such books made to my to-read-list. One fine day, I sat searching for books based on Indian mythology that are available in the libraries here and the title that came up was ‘Prince of Ayodhya’ by Ashok K.

Long back when I had written a pos t asking my fellow bloggers to suggest me good books by Indian writers, Vibha had suggested the Ramayana series by Ashok K. So, I went ahead to reserve it. My librarian told me that this book might be missing as she could not locate it in the shelves.

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Prince of Ayodhya

I had given up hope that I would be get hold of this book here. But, to my sheer delight after a couple of months, I received the book.

I have to praise the libraries here. They are really very well maintained and managed. Ramayana is one of the two great ancient Indian epics, the other being Mahabharata.

Quoted from the book’s cover: The original Ramayana —a classic tale of war between absolute Good and Evil—was written 3, years ago by Valmiki, a reformed thief-turned-sage.

Now, with breathtaking imagination, Indian novelist Ashok K.

The Prince of Ayodhya

Banker has recreated this epic tale for modern readers everywhere. Ayodhya, the Unconquerable is the legendary capital of warriors and seers, and the greatest fortress of the civilized world. Soon it will be a wasteland of ashes and blood. For Ayodhya lies in the shadow of a demon’s wrath—a demon that is sending all its dreadful power to ravage the world of mortals. And only Rama, Prince of Ayodhya, can hope to prevent the onslaught of darkness.

The author has given a lot of attention to main characters and they are beautifully sketched. As you read the novel they will be well etched in your mind.

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

The book also dwells on relationships – the brotherly love the four brothers shares, the relationship King Dasratha has with his queens, the respects disciples have for their guru, the love and concern queens have for their sons. Not only that negative emotions are also given ample space in the narration.

Queen Kaikayi and her aide Manthara are characters you won’t forget, not to mention the devil king Ravana! They have bigger roles to play in the next books of the series.

The plot is gripping, the narration never falters, the subtle details of Dharma and Adharma will keep you engrossed till the end. If you have the slightest interest in Indian mythology, this is the book you can’t miss. I can’t wait to read rest of the series.

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