Asura - The Tail of the Vanquished
Today’s book is a little different, in a way that the asura or the evil is trying to prove itself. I know you’re kinda confused but this is in context with Ravana.
Growing up we have heard stories of Ramayana, Mahabharata and we know that Ravana was not a Godly figure and how he chose to oppose the Gods for his daughter. That is exactly what this book is about.
Asura - The Tail of the Vanquished is written by Anand Neelakantan and is his first novel on published on 14th May 2012. The story of Ramayana is portrayed from Ravana’s perspective.
The books tells us about the struggles Ravana has faced when it came to opposing the Gods and how his voice was suppressed in between all this which led him to taking some stands (what we would call it today) for himself and how it turned to be evil for others.
Just like they say, every coin has two sides, the same Ramayana has two sides which the author is trying to show it to us. So that we elevate and decide for ourselves that who is wrong or right or for that matter if there is anything like wrong or right.
For me, I think there was a need for such a book where we also get to see things from the perspective of someone whom we feel is wrong or maybe really be in fault as we would get to the root of the problem.