Vanara: The Legend of Baali, Sugreeva and Tara

Anand Neelakantan



Bali and Sugriva of the Vanna Nara tribe were orphan brothers who were born in abject poverty and grew up as slaves like most of their fellow tribesmen. They were often mocked as the vanitas, the monkey men. Sandwiched between the never-ending war between the Deva tribes in the north and the Asura tribes in the south, the Vanna Naras seemed to have lost all hope.

But Bali was determined not to die a slave. Aided by his beloved brother, Sugriva, Bali built a country for his people. The capital city, Kishida, became a beacon of hope for emancipated slaves from across the world. It was a city of the people, by the people, for the people, where there was no discrimination based on caste, creed, language or the color of skin.

For a brief period in history, it seemed as if mankind had found its ideal hero in Bali. But then fate intervened through the beautiful Tara, the daughter of a tribal physician. Loved by Bali and lusted after by Sugriva, Tara became the cause of a fraternal war that would change history for ever.

The love triangle between Bali, Tara and Sugriva is arguably the world's first. Written by Anand Neelakandan who gave a voice to Ravenna in Asura, Duryodhana in the Ajayan series and Sakagami in the Baahubali series, Venera is a classic tale of love, lust and betrayal. Shakespearean in its tragic depth and epic in its sweep, Venera gives voice to the greatest warrior in the Ramayana-Bali.

Language English
ISBN-10 9780143442837
No of pages 309
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher penguin
Published Date 19 Nov 2018

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