Every time, I read his books, I begin to think, what if they were real? When I read Mahabharata as a Kid, Duryodhana’s character was introduced as ‘Suyodhana’. Anand Neelakantan is an Indian author. His debut novel was Asura, tale of the vanquished, was among the bestsellers of and he was rated as the most. Read Ajaya book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery Ajaya (Telugu) Paperback – 15 Oct by Anand Neelakantan (Author).

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I will be eagerly waiting for the next installment. He has made the story consistent with his worldview, and has taken perfectly acceptable creative liberties with the story. Tale of the Vanquished was published by Leadstart Publishing [2] on 14 May May 25, Shyam Bulusu rated it really liked it.

I am completely floored by this Mahabharata Anand Neelakantan also had signed with The producers of Baahubali, the blockbuster film for a 3 book Series based on their film Baahubali and the series will be a prequel to the film.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Its the Varnasrama based on Sanathana Dharma that is a byproduct of our great Indian culture!! The infinite shades are nothing but infinite perspectives.

But once they have, how you move the pieces is in your hands. The real and fictitious characters of Ajaya are precisely formulated.

The village has evolved into the usual, unremarkable, suburban hellhole clones of which dot India. Tale of the Vanquished.


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The Mahabharata itself reads like a great sword and sorcery novel and Ajaya ups the ante, it is every bit as thrilling and wonderful as anything Tolkein wrote, and even has elements that will appeal to fans of Game of Thrones. In fact Kunti’s cruelest treachery against Karna was not her abandonment and subsequent non-acknowledgement.

anahd Get to Know Us. We dont get the passionate, full-blooded, impetuous, benevolent and just man, which Duryodhana was even in Vyasa’s Mahabharata. And they emerged as the heroes of history. The diversity in perspective will be enormous and each perspective or opinion is a position of the coin and from where the individual is looking at the coin.

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Jun 01, Rashmi Chendvankar rated it it was amazing. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. More reviews and other stuff at http: And he didn’t disappoint at all! One by one, irrelevant and minor characters of the Ramayana kept coming up with their own versions.

It questions your very understanding of Dharma and Adharma, the Good and Evil. But if you haven’t read it so far, I will seriously say, stay away man! If you research himeven the scriptures have mentioned that he was a maverickopposed the false beliefs which people those days termed ” dharma”He was truly a very self made manwho kept friendship and selflessness all above many of the Mahabharata characters depicted by sage Vyasa always confused meespecially the Pandavaswho were righteous most of This book is truly a masterpiece, totally a new perspectivei empathize with the character Suyodhana, who was forever misunderstood.

He also appreciates and admires Duryodhana for his handling of the event. The author’s resolve to exercise this option is a welcome relief amidst the plethora of indoctrination and blind-belief.


I congratulate Leadstart Publishing for bringing out this excellent work and neelamantan author for creating it. I love the fact that he encourages and makes us question everything that we know about Mahabharata and its cast. The Prince of Patliputra. Therefore, he was present when Shishupala was killed.

No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Explore the Neelakanatn Gift Guide. A dumb question which i asked and would anyways love to answer. Al What a book. By the time I reached the end of the first part, second part has not yet releasedI began questioning everything that I knew about Mahabharata. There are also some interesting new perspectives which will probably be explored at a later time.

And Anand has done justice to all the characters — the book surely needs to be read with an open mind because Krishna, for neelkaantan is portrayed as a shrewd strategist and like in Asura, here too blasphemy has to be overlooked.

And I am not disappointed with this book at all.

In the shadow of the throne stands Kunti, the Dowager-Queen, burning with ambition to see her firstborn become the ruler, acknowledged by all. Before We Visit the Goddess: Rise of Kali was released in July