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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Many of Banker’s original screenplays have been optioned or purchased for production but remain unproduced to date due to the daunting budgets required to bring his epic stories to the big screen. Book Four Of The Ramayana.

Prince of Ayodhya was a book I hesitated to pick up because well, it is Ramayana retold.

Paperbackpages. The way it has been written is sexy!!

Unfortunately, I didn’t realize there was a Sanskrit glossary in the back of the book until after I finished reading it. This is not a great novel. Not only that negative emotions are also given ample space in the narration. Ramayana series Book 1 Paperback: I admit, the pace of the book maybe slow by some readers’ standards, but almost every ramayna thoroughly enjoyable regardless.

Trying to add modern day perspectives does not bring the reader close to the story but quite the opposite. Banker deserves an award! For that, you will have to reach for Rajgopalchari’s Ramayana.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Forget what you read or have known earlier. So what if you are the brother of a demi-god sshok have been given the powers or strength to counter the vagaries of abominated beings Rakshasas – you can still die a horrible death!


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This series is truly a milestone. However, what I found annoying was the usage of modern day terms unnecessarily. The lush setting and atmosphere probably make its strong points. I know little of Indian mythology plenty about the food though and I found it astonishing how many themes in this ancient mythological cycle were similar to Greek, Roman, Persian, Norse or Celtic mythology.

In the first half of the book particularly, the author uses at many places, language that seems out of sync with the time period he is writing about-some more modern usage like the brothers addressing each other as “bhai” or Lakshman and Shatrugan being addressed as “Luck” and “Shot”- a tad famayana modern for the Ramayana.

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bankr This book reads like a story. Beyond ramayanx very little palace intrigue, and a moderate amount of exposition, there’s not much there–almost no character development, and very little actual plot. Kaikeyi is a self-centered, weak-willed woman constantly manipulated by her evil mentor — Manthara, who in turn is controlled by Ravana. Banker is able to work his magic by still telling the …more Absolutely! Some can be understood fairly quickly by the context.

Apr 20, Sathyam rated it really liked it.

Ramayana Series by Ashok K. Banker

Random House Academic Resources website. I am quite sad to say I wouldn’t be recommending this book because I really hoped this book would be one of those books you could tell your international friends about. He also claims that people in the lower castes of Indian society gladly accept their lot in life. The use of Sanskrit words creates a mixed effect. The sorcery has epic proportions and I felt that the author has tried to create a Harry Potter like atmosphere to appeal to a younger audience.


In fact there are a good many things, terms etc that I got to learn from this book, thanks to Banker, I am slightly more educated. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Banker is a very good story teller and his attention to detail is almost picturesque. Banker lost my respect when he pretty much painted Ram as selfish in one of the books – Ram refuses to ramayanw Sugreev on the pretext that he has just ended a fight with demons and has to return to Ayodhya in a few months which might not be enough time to deal with Vali.

However, a neat package cannot really compensate for the content I must say I am a tad bit disappointed. Perhaps this is simply my own problem. Lastly, sometimes it seems as if some of ramqyana Sanskrit words aren’t really needed: The book ends with many loose ends.

Banker has recreated this epic tale for modern readers everywhere. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I didn’t have much trouble with them, since I’d studied the epic in two different versions at school. Everything else fell back in place like in the epic and while the author used parallel plot lines to create an interesting pace, overall the bankrr read disappointingly.

As a novel, Prince of Ayodhya has several shortcomings.