Asura:Tale Of The Vanquished.

Anand Neelakantan

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The epic tale of victory and defeat. The story of the Ramayana had been told innumerable times. The enthralling story of Rama, the incarnation of God, who slew Ravenna, the evil demon of darkness, is known to every Indian. And in the pages of history, as always, it is the version told by the victors, that lives on.

The voice of the vanquished remains lost in silence. But what if Ravenna and his people had a different story to tell? The story of the Ramayana had never been told. Asura is the epic tale of the vanquished Asura people, a story that has been cherished by the oppressed outcastes of India for 3000 years. Until now, no Asura has dared to tell the tale.

But perhaps the time has come for the dead and the defeated to speak. for thousands of years, I have been vilified and my death is celebrated year after year in every corner of India. Why? Was it because I challenged the Gods for the sake of my daughter? Was it because I freed a race from the yoke of caste-based Deva rule? You have heard the victor's tale, the Ramayana.

Now hear the Ramayana, for I am Ravenna, the Asura, and my story is the tale of the vanquished. I nil am a non-entity ? invisible, powerless and negligible. No epics will ever be written about me. I have suffered both Ravenna and Rama ? the hero and the villain or the villain and the hero. When the stories of great men are told, my voice maybe too feeble to be heard. Yet, spare me a moment and hear my story, for I am Bhadra, the Asura, and my life is the tale of the loser.

I The ancient Asura empire lay shattered into many warring petty kingdoms reeling under the heel of the Devas. In desperation, the Asuras look up to a young savior ? Ravenna. Believing that a better world awaits them under Ravenna, common men like Bhadra decide to follow the young leader. With a will of iron and a fiery ambition to succeed,

Ravenna leads his people from victory to victory and carves out a vast empire from the Devas. But even when Ravenna succeeds spectacularly, the poor Asuras find that nothing much has changed for them. It is when that Ravenna, by one action, changes the history of the world.

   
Language English
ISBN-10 978-93-81576-05-2
No of pages 499
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Book Publisher Leadstart Publishing Private Limited
Published Date 25 Apr 2012

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