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And there I prefer to end my own narration. The Ramayana: A Modern Retelling of the Great Indian Epic by Ramesh Menon "Above all," wrote Menon, "the Ramayana is a love story, written more than a thousand years before romantic love became one of the defining themes of Western literature. Prince of Ayodhya by Ashok K Banker Banker used the basic story of the Ramayan and turned it into incredible fantasy fiction.
The Ramayana (A Modern Retelling of the Great Indian Epic)
Ram must protect Ayodhya from the invasion of the demons. And Sita is a fighter too. Set in a post-apocalyptic world after a nuclear third world war, this is oh-my-God, incredible. Raavan, the demonic ruler of Nark, threatens the other surviving land of Aryavarta. And so, the four princes of Aryavarta must stop him from spreading his evil empire.
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The 36 chapters are all quite interesting. By the end of the book, you will feel like you know everything there is to know about Sita, carefully curated from several versions and interpretations from all over the country.
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Ramayana, A Retelling by Daljit Nagra This is a very, very cool book — and a super audacious attempt at translation. And Pattanaik also explores other women in the epic. He takes you to the kitchen, and through the conversations between women. And the story is interspersed with engaging comments and perspective, well-suited for children.
It has the same sort of dharma morality play underpinning, and even the "ravers" feel loosely analagous to rakshasas, in a way. Last edited by Darb on Mon Apr 18, pm, edited 2 times in total. My favourite was always the festival of lights.
I think this one is definately one too look out for. The rest are terribly stuffy. Aside from Aunt - she's just odd.
For instance, if I recall, Robert E. Howard apparently borrowed the name "Hanuman" and re-used it in one of his Conan tales as the name of a demonic demigod or some such. In the Ramayana, Hanuman was the name of a friendly ally of Rama who belonged to a race of ancient, highly intelligent, and highly magical monkeys known as the Vanara.
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REH apparantly liked the exotic sound of the name, and simply lifted it. First of all, I'd like to compliment Mr. Menon on his adaptation.
This is the first time I've read this literary classic, and I found it captivating. That having been said, I have two minor editorial remarks to offer for consideration, if additional re-printings are planned or anticipated: 1 GLOSSARY: The glossary of terms in the back of the book, while helpful for western readers like me, is somewhat incomplete.
I'd have to guestimate that less than half of the terms I encountered, and flipped to the glossary for, are not present Please consider expanding the glossary in future editions, in both breadth and depth.
The reader is left to scratch their head at this apparent plot confict Is Sugriva senile? I can only assume that this might be the result of Mr. Menon stitching additional material into the overall story without, perhaps, remembering to include an introductory note to the reader about the difficulties inherent with merging together separate accounts into a cohesive whole.