Every time, I read his books, I begin to think, what if they were real? When I read Mahabharata as a Kid, Duryodhana’s character was introduced as ‘Suyodhana’. Anand Neelakantan is an Indian author. His debut novel was Asura, tale of the vanquished, was among the bestsellers of and he was rated as the most. Read Ajaya book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery Ajaya (Telugu) Paperback – 15 Oct by Anand Neelakantan (Author).

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Scion of Ikshvaku Ram Chandra Series. Some of the characters who are actual heroes in the original book who have been sidelined a bit are bought to prominence. I went into the book aand a saga of family and politics minus the divinity and righteousness.

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But here, he is constantly mentioned as a just man, but seldom really shown to be that. Mainly because we have always read one version of the Mahabharata and a story is not complete, unless it’s heard from all sides. It examines ideas of justice, the cast system and history in a new light. Buy the selected items together This item: What he has envisaged beyond the story http: Preserve in your library He may have been adopted later or may have been the son of a close relative who was later adopted for his neeelakantan, but clearly, he was nowhere in the picture during Drupada’s defeat.

Feb 22, Pragya Maheshwari rated it neelakahtan was amazing. Japanese Warrior Monks AD — After all they both were the servants in the kingdom and were paid for their services. If I have to succeed I do not have to make others to fail.


Learn more about Amazon Prime. I felt impelled to narrate the stories of the vanquished and the damned; and give life to those silent heroes who have been overlooked in our uncritical acceptance of conventional renderings of our epics. If we take people and make them watch Chennai Express, for example, each person will comment differently.

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Jan 08, Sriniket Raghavan rated it it was ok. Questions like why was Karna treated the way he was, why did he have to keep proving himself, why was Eklavya anwnd, why was Khandiva forest destroyed.

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Also, he is not interested in remaining true to the era of the story.

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Well worth a read! The second book should have been about Duryodhana and trying to interpret the events of the Mahabharata from his point of view – why he did what he did. Even Vyasa’s Mahabharata appreciated this passion. There are some interesting sjaya angles anadn Karna and Parashurama and the manhunt for Karna. Oops no this aam soldiers award for sure. But having read the first book by the same author AsuraI wanted to give him a chance.

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Manjul Publishing House Pvt. Nov 12, Anand rated it it was amazing. Guide to the Deities of the Tantra. The terrific lines his characters kept on mouthing like “I will make an offer you will not be able to refuse”, or Karn trying to bribe the security guards to enter a Kingdom. The book ends with a call for Draupadi to be presented to the Kaurava Clan where her fate lies in their hands.


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This page was last edited on 22 Novemberat By the time I reached the end of the first part, second part has not yet releasedI began questioning everything that I knew about Mahabh Like almost everyone else, I grew up worshipping Pandavas and Krishna. However, the greatest achievement of the author is the demythologising of the characters, the significant incidents, and the story itself.

Xnand has depicted how story could be if Suyodhana was not an evil person. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

The viewpoint of anand has completely baffled my understanding of mahabharata. Ekalavya, a young Nishada, yearns to break free of caste restrictions and become a warrior. But to write it so convincingly and analyse each and every event and narration is skillful!

Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Retrieved 14 January For instance, there is a aanand when Bhanumathi, when she thinks of Karna has a premonition that if there is a point when he has to choose the welfare of his friend over fame and glory, he will choose the fame and glory.

If Duryodhana was indeed such a do-gooder then Vyasa would have mentioned it.