: Prince of Ayodhya (Ramayana series) (): Ashok K. Banker: Books. The complete series list for – Ramayana Ashok K. Banker. Series reading order, cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and. Ramayan is an Indian epic, it’s as worthwhile a read as any other epic from around the world so yes, it’s worth a read. Like other epics, it’s a historical and.
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The first of the series was written in and series was completed in with the eighth book.
aashok Here are the images of the covers of these books: I had heard the Ramayan in bits and pieces in my early childhood. Anyway, a few years ago, my wife Swapna had purchased the first of the series, and I picked it up just after she finished it. Once I started reading it, I just could not put it down.
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I gobbled-up the first six of the series as and when they were released. I was under the impression that the series was over with the six books maybe there was a gap between the publishing of the sixth and the seventh book, or something in the sixth book gave me that impression.
However, I recently discovered that Banker has added two more volumes to the series, making it a total of 8 books.
I have read the first six books twice, and I have re-started with the third round, once again a few weeks ago. It is a world full aahok magic created by through repeated retelling over centuries and repackaged by Ashok Banker in an engrossing manner. The baner are riveting and the charaters uniquely distinguishable. Banker also sprinkles the narration with some Sanskrit and Hindi adhok, to give it an authentic feel.
Sita is depicted as a warrior princess who often roams her kingdom incognito. Kaikeyi is a self-centered, weak-willed woman constantly manipulated by her evil mentor — Manthara, who in turn is controlled by Ravana. Dasaratha, a brave warrior king in his younger days is slowly getting decript, spaced-out, and easily manipulated.
Ravana is a fearsome and an extermely powerful Rakashasa not some funny looking guy with ten heads and artificial laughter. And then there is the irascible Jatayu, and a strange wild man called Bearface who keeps crossing the path of our heros Rama, Sita, and Lakshman.
What I found pleasently surprising is that the pace and engaging style has been maintained across all the first six volumes and the eighth volume. I was slightly disappointed with the seventh one Vengeance of Ravana.
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If you have not yet read any of the books in the series, go for the first one right away! You will not regret it. My reading of the Ramanyana has been primarily through the Amar Chitra Katha, Chandamama and host of other story books.
And reinforced in my childhood by bed time story telling by my mother.
I will await your reviews to take up Book 1 of the series…I am presuming that the books need to be read in the chronological order indicated?
Hi Rajesh, Good to see that you have started reviewing books and movies in your personal blog.
I have read the Part One of the series sometime back and enjoyed it. You may find my review at http: Your email address will not be published. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Here is the full list of the series with links to the banjer and online bookstores: Book 1 Prince of Ayodhya reviewed here On Amazon. Book 2 Siege of Mithila reviewed here On Amazon.
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Book 3 Demons of Chitrakut reviewed here Ramayqna Amazon. Book 4 Armies of Hanuman reviewed here On Amazon. Book 5 Bridge of Rama reviewed here On Amazon. Book 6 King of Ayodhya reviewed here On Amazon. Book 7 Vengeance of Ravana reviewed here On Amazon. Book 8 Sons of Sita reviewed here On Amazon. The Amazon links are to either the Kindle format or the paperback format. Once you banoer Amazon, you can search for other formats. The Flipkart links are to the Paperback format.
I’m Rajesh Naik, and this is my personal website If you are interested in contacting me professionally, I am available on LinkedIn and I will be glad to accept your invite. You may also check out my professional website, Alignmentor. Prince of Ayodhya by Ashok Banker Ramayan series book Ramayan Series by Ashok Banker: Hi, Chronological will be the best.
Will post summary of Book-1 soon in a day or so. Hi, Thx for your comment and sharing the link to your take on book Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.
Prince of Ayodhya reviewed here. Siege of Mithila reviewed here. Demons of Chitrakut reviewed here. Armies of Hanuman reviewed here. Bridge of Rama reviewed here. King of Ayodhya reviewed here. Vengeance of Ravana reviewed here. Sons of Sita reviewed here.