Too many points in the book which
Feel Like A Bollywood Movie Or An like a Bollywood movie or an Kapoor soap replete with melodrama a tragic love story and ven a semblance of rebirth which would make any director worth his salt proud These lements feel somewhat out of place in a world which is so grounded in politics conomics and all somewhat out of place in a world which is so grounded in politics Naked Choke economics and all manipulations therein The narrative drags in some parts and the book could definitely have been 50 pages tighter But all of this does not stop Raavan from being anngrossing and captivating read and once again Amish achieves this primarily through characterizationRight till the Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good end it is the characters which keep you the reader hooked to the plot The paradoxical Raavan the conflicted Kumbhakaran andven minor
CHARACTERS WITH A LOT OF DEPTH with a lot of depth you would have suspected them of having if you ve read the Ramayana are what keep the book going Having a complex anti hero like Raavan definitely makes the book interesting than both the previous ones in the series and pays off in unexpected ways which lend Murder at the Mansion emotional and philosophical weight to the book Speaking of philosophy the book has chapters which delve into discussions around Dharma The book could have done without these discourses but Amish has plotted them well and weaved them into the overarching story subtlynough that these xchanges act to drive the plot and ven develop the characters For a book rooted in Indian mythology this is crucial since so much of the morality we associate with actions come from our interpretation of what dharma is And fortunately or unfortunately our dharma is much flexible than a character like Ram would make it out to beRaavan Enemy of Aryavarta is ultimately one of the better books you ll read coming from Indian authors and one of the best ones around Indian mythology It takes a well known Seductive Surrender epic and builds it into a world where it feels at home and grounded in logic It takes familiar ground and attempts to pave new roads into it It takesffort to give complexity and weight to a character who could have Seductive Surrender (Highland Heather Romancing a Scot, easily become a generic villain but instead acts to give him motive and shades of grey Amish could definitely improve further with respect to fluency of plot and pacing but he has already come a long way since his first book Raavan is definitely worth a readven as a stand alone book given the character and the themes it potentially discusses DisappointedThere is no methodological references xcept the same names unlike other books and series Why people like Amish s books is because he writes methodological fictions where at the base story is based on ancient scripture with added fiction and xaggerated dramatised detailsBut in this book nothing is like that there were strong characters built but then all of sudden vanishes like simachi The details of Ravan S childhood his family tc is purely fiction and the story sounds like a B grade Bollywood flop movieI wonder why Amish did it this way as the original storybelieve is way to much better and it did not reuire this much improvisationI waited for this book agerly and am truly disappointed3 starts to the book as it is part of hyperlink story concept series and good plot and link with previous book saved it a little otherwise this is the worst book of Amish till now Finally after the drag of Scion of Ishvaku and a moderately paced Sita Amish gets his groove back with Raavan I somewhere found a deprived boy with a fighter spirit who had to choose a wrong path for his beloved ones and ultimately as his greed and go took over him turned into the greatest villain in historyIts always fun to read Amish books Love the way he tell his stories Entertaining thrilling and dharmic Eagerly waiting for 4th and 5th book Amish jee i am sending you cream biscuits Please write fast. Nd kill without remorseThis xhilarating third book of the Ram Chandra series sheds light on Ravaan the king of Lanka And the light shines on darkness of the darkest kind Is he the greatest villain in history or just a man in a dark place all the timeRead the pic tale of one of the most complex violent passionate and accomplished men of all ti. .
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until someone mentioned on a group chat and I knew I had to read it immediately I actually didn tsomeone mentioned on a group chat and I knew I had to read it immediately I actually didn t a lot of xpectations just wanted it to be an ngaging read but this one turned out to be surprisingly very goodIt wasn t until the second book of this series Sita did I realize it was going to be a multilinear narrative with the first three books following three different characters but merging at the same point towards the nd This made the xperience of reading Sita a bit boring because the last third of the book felt very repetitive I guess I went into this book feeling similarly but Amish definitely did a great job of dispelling all my misconceptions The writing is very ngaging right from the get go fast paced and ntertaining while also not shying away from the philosophical and dharmic discussions that I ve come to associate with Amish s books The ntire reinterpretation of Raavan s backstory which we generally don t know much about is done masterfully and I loved how much of motion
the author was able to voke in us I also really loved the whole theme of veryauthor was able to voke in us I also really loved the whole theme of very needing a strong villain in their life to have a large scale impact on the minds of the people I guess my only gripe was that because the book was covering a very long timeline there were huge time jumps and we are only told about major vents rather than showing them happenRaavan s character is really a study in contrasts He is knowledgeable accomplished intelligent and ruthless but on the other hand loves his brother Kumbhakarna to no Le valeureux guerrier end He has his moments of humanity and just when you think he is capable of change something happens that completely changes the trajectory of his life The depiction of unreuited love and absolute grief is so utterly raw and gritty in this book that it really shook me Kumbhakarna is a character whom we don t much about at all in the originalpic but he completely fascinated me here and I really liked him a lot At his core he is a kind and compassionate person who wants to be dharmic but his devotion to his brother is also complete which leads him onto paths he doesn t necessarily want to Snowflakes on the Sea embark on I adored the interactions between the brothers how they were able to show their vulnerabilities toach other made me very Wrathful Chaos: Five Books of Satanic Philosophy emotional and connected to their relationship but also seeing it change gradually pained me It s definitely this relationship that carries themotional weight of the story and is what made it such a wonderful readTo finish I just wanna say that if you are fan of Amish s arlier works you should definitely read this one because I thought it had a great balance of mythology political machinations mystery and motion It also nds on a very pic note and I m already very Humanism: The Greek Ideal and its Survival excited to see how Amish is gonna interpret the rest of thepic However if you haven t read any of the author s books before I would highly recommend to start with the Immortals of Meluha While this Ram Chandra series is not Love 2.0 (A Cates Brothers Book, exactly a spin off of the Meluha trilogy there are many interconnectinglements between the two that I feel can be The Fix enjoyed better if you have start at the beginning Amish has followed reverse chronological I would say 3 stars to part one 35 to sita 4 to this part Hope pattern continueDetailed review may follow Writing mythology is a doubledged sword and it takes an author of no little skill to choose the right dge to mploy at the right time Done wrong the book could feel like nothing but a mundane re telling of an xtremely well known story Done right however and you have a chance to delve into some of the deepest and most complex characters ver put on paperThankfully Amish is an author who rrs on the side of the latter The Shiva Trilogy was. WITHOUT THE DARKNESS LIGHT HAS NO PURPOSEWITHOUT THE VILLAIN WHAT WOULD THE GODS DOINDIA 3400 BCEA land in tumult poverty and chaos Most people suffer uietly A few rebel Some fight for a better world Some for themselves Some don’t give a damn Raavan Fathered by one of the most illustrious sages of the time Blessed by the Gods with talents bey. ,
One of the best pieces of work
by an Indian author I have come across This was not because of the language was beautifulan Indian author I have come across This was not because of the language was beautiful the story went flawlessly Both these factors left something to be desired accustomed as we are to the fluency of British and American authors However both language and plot being adeuate Amish truly xcelled at his characters Through the Shiva Trilogy the characters really stood out in their complexity actions and motives It is xactly what made the Mahabharat in my opinion the greatest pic of them all stand out and The Casa Mono Cookbook endure across ages and generations It stands the test of time becauseach character in the Mahabharat is a shade of human nature and human nature is ternal The Shiva Trilogy was great because of these precise reasons The reader remains ngaged in the characters ven when the plot went on a different sometimes unreuired tangent or dragged for some reason or anotherAmish added humanity and complexity to characters who were till now considered Gods He managed to create a world where all the divinity of our mythology was grounded in science and logic and this is what helped the man penetrate a generation that hardly reads and craves above all logic He managed to get an ntire generation in India started on good books and for that alone I cannot grudge him anythingThe Ramayana however poses an ntirely different set of challenges Where Shankar was always known to us as a God and an xceptionally powerful one at that Ram was always known to us a human being virtuous and flawed at the same time There has been no shortage of literature and fiction published in his name all telling the same famous tale from different perspectives For Amish to add a new dimension to a character so well Lachlan's Protg (English Edition) explored was never a simple task I would not say he succeeded at it completely though the attempt is pretty good The first book in the series Scion Of Ikshvaku was or less a direct retelling of the Ramayana though Amish did connect it to the larger universe he is building throughlements such the Nagas Somras the tribes of Vishnu and Mahadev tc However the plot and the characters themselves were nothing new and I found myself reading yet another version of a story India knows in its very genesThe second book for me fell completely flat While Sita is a character who often takes a backseat in the original pic Amish had the chance to really dive into her character and decode her However given that he was using a multi linear style of storytelling I felt that Ram and Sita nded up meeting too soon and the story from then on became a repetition of the first book Barring a few plot twists scattered here and there Amish did not really offer anything new Which is why I was despite fears that this is a story beyond the skill of the author to add depth to was xcited for RaavanRaavan is a character who for most of the pic operates independently of Ram and Sita He is always present on the periphery as a monster but does not interfere in their affairs till that fateful day where their destinies finally meet This gave Amish a chance to tell the story from a rare perspective and give voice to a character who is possibly one of the complex beings in Indian mythology So complex in fact that he would fit perfectly into the Mahabharat which I always find to be a much complex and grey tale as compared to the relatively black and white Ramayana Raavan the great king and the monster the devil who desired to be God the impulsive romantic who was cold and calculating hoarder of wealth and yet generous presented Amish with the chance to revive the series and for the first time add a fresh perspective and substantial depth to it Amish succeeds in this And he succeeds beautifullyRaavan is not a perfect book Not by miles There are. Ond all Cursed by fate to be tested to the xtremesA formidable teenage pirate he is filled with ual parts courage cruelty and fearsome resolve A resolve to be a giant among men to conuer plunder and seize the greatness that he thinks is his rightA man of contrasts of brutal violence and scholarly knowledge A man who will love without reward ,