Prince of Ayodhya (Book One of the Ramayana) [Ashok K. Banker] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. THIS IS BRAND NEW BOOK. Ashok Kumar Banker is an author and screenwriter. His writing spans crime thrillers, essays, .. Prince of Ayodhya (); Siege of Mithila (); Demons of Chitrakut (); Armies of Hanuman (); Bridge of Rama (); King of. The original Ramayana was written in Sanskrit by a reformed thief-turned-sage named Valmiki, possibly as long ago as 2, B.C. Now, with breathtaking.

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Only Rama, Prince of Ayodhya, can hope to prevent the onslaught of darkness.

Banker says no, he was an asura and plotting to overthrow the human world. Three of his early novels to be published were crime thrillersclaimed to be the first written by an Indian novelist in English. This is no Game of Thrones, where you have to wait or a pages for something to happen which you care about. The book annoyed me at times. Preview — Prince of Ayodhya by Ashok K. Rama just ayodhhya too prnce to be exiled. Newer Post Older Post Home.

One of the first Indian authors to embrace changing technology, Banker began sharing his work online with readers as early aswhen public internet access began in India. So if you are curious, you have to read the next book.

Queen Kaikayi and her aide Manthara are characters you won’t forget, not to mention the devil king Ravana!

The Prince of Ayodhya

Subsequently, the series was telecast in over 30 countries worldwide and ran for half-hour episodes. If you have the slightest interest in Indian mythology, this is the book you can’t miss.

They have bigger roles to play in the next books of the series. Jul 31, Mitesh Patel rated it really liked it. If the author couldn’t stick to that simple fact, which, goes without saying is the central point of all of Ramayana, I wonder why he even bothered writing about it.

He’s given the responsibility of saving not just his native city, glorious Ayodhya, but the whole of humanity from the schemes of an army of demons and their allies. Banker deserves an award!


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

In ‘Sons of Sita’ Ram has been reduced to a tyrant who does not trust his own brothers. The author has given a lot of attention to main characters and they are beautifully sketched. But it is content of this story which make me feel that it is fiction and not a story of a real man.

Humankind is about to face the deadliest battle ever for its own existence. They have just returned from their student years at Guru Vashishta’s gurukul, and begun to know their family again.

For the convenience of the non-Indian readers, a helpful glossary has been provided toward the end of the book for just this purpose. The Best Books of One other thing that I am horrified about is how Hindi vanker portrayed as Sanskrit.

The differences are not subtle, they are a plenty.

PRINCE OF AYODHYA: The Ramayana, Book I

Banker is a very good story teller and his attention to detail is almost picturesque. However, what I found annoying was the usage of modern day terms unnecessarily. On the flip side, the book has heavy Bollywood influence in the way people speak to each other melodramatically at times, Sumitra crushing the pallu between her teeth in an emotional moment, Kausalya placing a finger on Dasaratha’s lips to stop him from speaking of his death etc.

This book reads like a story. The vanker also dwells on relationships – the brotherly love the four brothers shares, the relationship King Dasratha has ayodhja his queens, the respects disciples have for their guru, the love and concern queens have for their sons.

A few bits bear a striking resemblance to the prose yaodhya Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. I had given up hope that I would be get hold of this book here. By telling aydhya story in a very visual manner along with sound effects, and thus ensuring that the readers experience what each character is going through instead of just reading about it, Banker makes the whole story come brilliantly alive. Soon it will be a wasteland of ashes and blood. If there is anyone who can write humanised Indian mythology with such vivid description, it can only be Ashok Banker.

Over 60 books 3 million copies 21 languages 61 countries. Banker lost my respect when he pretty much painted Ram as selfish in one of the books – Ram refuses to help 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.


I would like to see a Ramayana that is a cross between these two.

Byculla Boy takes orince name from the Byculla suburb of Bombay where he and his mother grew up. This is an insult to the knowledge of the difference between the two.

The sudden appearance of the revered Sage Vishwamitra.

Prince of Ayodhya by Ashok K. Banker – FictionDB

Now, with breathtaking imagination and brilliant storytelling, Ashok K. This is a retelling of the first book of the Ramayana, the great Indian epic. Not to mention the almost “black and white” characterisation and refer My love for all things mythological and zyodhya led me to pick up “The Prince of Ayodhya”, bbanker I wasn’t sure since This was something we have grown up reading and what new aspect will I find in it 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.

As you read the novel they will be asgok etched in your mind. A fun, quick read, but ultimately mediocre.

Ram rajya seems to be a bad period for Ayodhaya based on how the author has explained it. And trying to insert scientific, geographical knowledge etc. If I had known, I would have been less confused by all the foreign words that pepper the text.

He speaks positively of the practice of Sati, where a woman commits suicide upon her husband’s funeral pyre. And even if you would like to include details it might take you 10, best case,15 sentences. The author has given a lot of attention See the full review here http: He speaks positively of the pract A basic fantasy novel about ayoxhya young boy with special powers killing monsters with the help of a magician, except instead of battling ogres and dragons, the supernatural creatures in this book are based on Hindu mythology.

Invigorating note 2 The Bitchiness of Kaikayi: