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EBOOK ä EPUB Raavan Enemy of Aryavarta ä » JOHNSCYCLINGDIARY Ô ❰Reading❯ ➿ Raavan Enemy of Aryavarta Author Amish Tripathi – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk WITHOUT THE DARKNESS LIGHT HAS NO PURPOSEWITHOUT THE VILLAIN WHAT WOULD THE GODS DOINDIA 3400 BCEA land in tumult povertWITHOUT THE DARKNESS LIGHT HAS NO PURPOSEWITHOUT THE VILLAIN WHAT WOULD THE GODS DOINDIA Raavan Enemy EpubBCEA land in tumult poverty and chaos Most people suffer uietly A few rebel Some fight for a better world Some for themselves Some don’t give a damn Raavan Fathered by one of the most illustrious sages of the time Blessed by the Gods with tal I had completely forgotten this book was releasing last week until someone mentioned on a group chat and I knew I had to read it immediately I actually didn’t have a lot of expectations just wanted it to be an engaging read but this one turned out to be surprisingly very goodIt wasn’t until the second book of this series Sita did I realize it was going to be a multilinear narrative with the first three books following three different characters but merging at the same point towards the end This made the experience of reading Sita a bit boring because the last third of the book felt very repetitive I guess I went into this book feeling similarly but Amish definitely did a great job of dispelling all my misconceptions The writing is very engaging right from the get go fast paced and entertaining while also not shying away from the philosophical and dharmic discussions that I’ve come to associate with Amish’s books The entire reinterpretation of Raavan’s backstory which we generally don’t know much about is done masterfully and I loved how much of emotion the author was able to evoke in us I also really loved the whole theme of every hero needing a strong villain in their life to have a large scale impact on the minds of the people I guess my only gripe was that because the book was covering a very long timeline there were huge time jumps and we are only told about major events rather than showing them happenRaavan’s character is really a study in contrasts He is knowledgeable accomplished intelligent and ruthless but on the other hand loves his brother Kumbhakarna to no end He has his moments of humanity and just when you think he is capable of change something happens that completely changes the trajectory of his life The depiction of unreuited love and absolute grief is so utterly raw and gritty in this book that it really shook me Kumbhakarna is a character whom we don’t much about at all in the original epic but he completely fascinated me here and I really liked him a lot At his core he is a kind and compassionate person who wants to be dharmic but his devotion to his brother is also complete which leads him onto paths he doesn’t necessarily want to embark on I adored the interactions between the brothers how they were able to show their vulnerabilities to each other made me very emotional and connected to their relationship but also seeing it change gradually pained me It’s definitely this relationship that carries the emotional weight of the story and is what made it such a wonderful readTo finish I just wanna say that if you are fan of Amish’s earlier works you should definitely read this one because I thought it had a great balance of mythology political machinations mystery and emotion It also ends on a very epic note and I’m already very excited to see how Amish is gonna interpret the rest of the epic However if you haven’t read any of the author’s books before I would highly recommend to start with the Immortals of Meluha While this Ram Chandra series is not exactly a spin off of the Meluha trilogy there are many interconnecting elements between the two that I feel can be enjoyed better if you have start at the beginning

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Rd and kill without remorseThis exhilarating third book of the Ram Chandra series sheds light on Ravaan the king of Lanka And the light shines on darkness of the darkest kind Is he the greatest villain in history or just a man in a dark place all the timeRead the epic tale of one of the most complex violent passionate and accomplished men of all ti Raavan – one of the most debated characters in the history of Indian mythology Growing up we have often heard conflicting sides of his nature There are instances where he is kind generous compassionate and servile Then there are situations where he is shown to be vile arrogant cruel sadistic and selfish Incorporating such nuances into a story is an arduous task The Demon King of Lanka has been subjected various interpretations over time The benevolent egoist the arrogant devoteehe is described by words that are self conflicting He is a character whose good deeds are often eclipsed by his selfish and cruel actions He is intelligent a great philosopher His treatise on Ayurveda and philosophy are well known The 10 heads symbolizes his supreme intelligent in all fields of life He is a prolific musician known for his paintings a great physician a trader who mints money from thin air supreme tactician the lists are endless Regardless he has a short fuse Once he is enraged he forgets the distinction between good and bad All that remains is the ever consuming rage like a wild fire that destroys everything in its path In short he is a persona held in much awe and respect Sometimes I think it is these ualities of Raavan which actually propelled Ram to his glory The greater the difficulty the greater the rewardComing to the book Amish has done a great job in imbibing the Raavana we are familiar with into his words He has gone a further mile and ensured some surprises are in store for us The romantic side of Raavana is explored in this book However this same repetition of worshipping the feminine is recurrent in his earlier tellings of Ram Sita then Shiva and ParvathyBut hey I am not complaining he has done it wonderfully We see Raavan grow from a child to the Demon king that he becomes Another thing that surprised me was the character of Khumbakharna From the obese glutton of a man whose major role is often side lined to his appearance in war Amish has transformed him into a loving charismatic brother who will do anything for his Dada This Khumbha is a character that keeps Raavan in check The brotherly love between these two characters has been portrayed beautifully Many minor characters also mention appreciation but suffice to say that the character building was engagingThe world building description of places and the travels of Raavana were also handled with utmost care It was a pleasure to read and imagine the world through his words His approach to the philosophy of life also deserves merit He has broached these subjects in a simple manner The plot was engaging There was no repetition from the previous books Following a parallel line of story telling the instances in the previous two books were kind of repetitive In this book there was no repetition and beautifully tie in with the thread was left open in the previous books And what is a climax without a twist There is a surprise waiting at the end but the surprise is not in the plot but rather in the way he handled the charactersThe book is not without its negatives Many people may find the theme of the book repetitive but I would like to say that he is just building a universe for his books And then there is Vidur and Buddha He casually spouted these names in the Ramayan Era So that is it folks I highly recommend the book to everyone This is the best book in the Ram series so far

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Raavan Enemy of AryavartaEnts beyond all Cursed by fate to be tested to the extremesA formidable teenage pirate he is filled with eual parts courage cruelty and fearsome resolve A resolve to be a giant among men to conuer plunder and seize the greatness that he thinks is his rightA man of contrasts of brutal violence and scholarly knowledge A man who will love without rewa Writing mythology is a double edged sword and it takes an author of no little skill to choose the right edge to employ at the right time Done wrong the book could feel like nothing but a mundane re telling of an extremely well known story Done right however and you have a chance to delve into some of the deepest and most complex characters ever put on paperThankfully Amish is an author who errs on the side of the latter The Shiva Trilogy was one of the best pieces of work by an Indian author I have come across This was not because of the language was beautiful or the story went flawlessly Both these factors left something to be desired accustomed as we are to the fluency of British and American authors However both language and plot being adeuate Amish truly excelled at his characters Through the Shiva Trilogy the characters really stood out in their complexity actions and motives It is exactly what made the Mahabharat – in my opinion the greatest epic of them all – stand out and endure across ages and generations It stands the test of time because each character in the Mahabharat is a shade of human nature and human nature is eternal The Shiva Trilogy was great because of these precise reasons The reader remains engaged in the characters even when the plot went on a different sometimes unreuired tangent or dragged for some reason or anotherAmish added humanity and complexity to characters who were till now considered Gods He managed to create a world where all the divinity of our mythology was grounded in science and logic and this is what helped the man penetrate a generation that hardly reads and craves above all logic He managed to get an entire generation in India started on good books and for that alone I cannot grudge him anythingThe Ramayana however poses an entirely different set of challenges Where Shankar was always known to us as a God and an exceptionally powerful one at that Ram was always known to us a human being virtuous and flawed at the same time There has been no shortage of literature and fiction published in his name all telling the same famous tale from different perspectives For Amish to add a new dimension to a character so well explored was never a simple task I would not say he succeeded at it completely though the attempt is pretty good The first book in the series Scion Of Ikshvaku was or less a direct retelling of the Ramayana though Amish did connect it to the larger universe he is building through elements such the Nagas Somras the tribes of Vishnu and Mahadev etc However the plot and the characters themselves were nothing new and I found myself reading yet another version of a story India knows in its very genesThe second book for me fell completely flat While Sita is a character who often takes a backseat in the original epic Amish had the chance to really dive into her character and decode her However given that he was using a multi linear style of storytelling I felt that Ram and Sita ended up meeting too soon and the story from then on became a repetition of the first book Barring a few plot twists scattered here and there Amish did not really offer anything new Which is why I was despite fears that this is a story beyond the skill of the author to add depth to was excited for RaavanRaavan is a character who for most of the epic operates independently of Ram and Sita He is always present on the periphery as a monster but does not interfere in their affairs till that fateful day where their destinies finally meet This gave Amish a chance to tell the story from a rare perspective and give voice to a character who is possibly one of the complex beings in Indian mythology So complex in fact that he would fit perfectly into the Mahabharat which I always find to be a much complex and grey tale as compared to the relatively black and white Ramayana Raavan the great king and the monster the devil who desired to be God the impulsive romantic who was cold and calculating hoarder of wealth and yet generous presented Amish with the chance to revive the series and for the first time add a fresh perspective and substantial depth to it Amish succeeds in this And he succeeds beautifullyRaavan is not a perfect book Not by miles There are too many points in the book which feel like a Bollywood movie or an Ekta Kapoor soap replete with melodrama a tragic love story and even a semblance of rebirth which would make any director worth his salt proud These elements feel somewhat out of place in a world which is so grounded in politics economics and all the manipulations therein The narrative drags in some parts and the book could definitely have been 50 pages tighter But all of this does not stop Raavan from being an engrossing and captivating read and once again Amish achieves this primarily through characterizationRight till the end it is the characters which keep you the reader hooked to the plot The paradoxical Raavan the conflicted Kumbhakaran and even minor characters with a lot of depth than you would have suspected them of having if you’ve read the Ramayana are what keep the book going Having a complex anti hero like Raavan definitely makes the book interesting than both the previous ones in the series and pays off in unexpected ways which lend emotional and philosophical weight to the book Speaking of philosophy the book has chapters which delve into discussions around Dharma The book could have done without these discourses but Amish has plotted them well and weaved them into the overarching story subtly enough that these exchanges act to drive the plot and even develop the characters For a book rooted in Indian mythology this is crucial since so much of the morality we associate with actions come from our interpretation of what dharma is And fortunately or unfortunately our dharma is much flexible than a character like Ram would make it out to beRaavan – Enemy of Aryavarta is ultimately one of the better books you’ll read coming from Indian authors and one of the best ones around Indian mythology It takes a well known epic and builds it into a world where it feels at home and grounded in logic It takes familiar ground and attempts to pave new roads into it It takes effort to give complexity and weight to a character who could have easily become a generic villain but instead acts to give him motive and shades of grey Amish could definitely improve further with respect to fluency of plot and pacing but he has already come a long way since his first book Raavan is definitely worth a read even as a stand alone book given the character and the themes it potentially discusses