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Ravana is defeated, but he is not out yet. Can Rama and Sita recover from the diabolical Lord of Lanka’s new plan? Find out in The Vengeance of Ravana, the seventh book in Ashok Banker’s Ramayana series.
Summary of the Book
Rama has managed to defeat the evil Lord of Lanka and secure his beloved Sita. However, the battle for peace is not yet over. He has yet to realize that Ravana lives on, alive in the ideals that he symbolized. His most nefarious plan has been set in motion, and this time it isn’t something that Rama can battle even with his Brahman Shakti. This time, Ravana’s weapon is purely psychological, and it will cripple Rama and turn him helpless to do anything to save his beloved Sita. Nothing can help him now, not even the might of the Vanara Hanuman. This time, Ravana is going to win.
About Ashok Banker
Ashok Kumar Banker is an Indian writer. He is well known for writing the Ramayana series.
He is currently working on his Itihasa series, the Mba: Mahabharata series and the Krishna Coriolis series.
Series Reading Order
This is the seventh, unplanned book in the originally 6-part Ramayana series. The epic story of Rama and Sita draws to a close in Ashok Banker’s superb conclusion: The Sons of Sita.
|Number of Pages||496 Pages|
|Territorial Rights||Indian Subcontinent|
|Authored By||Ashok K. Banker|
Ashok Banker worked as a successful freelance journalist and columnist for several years, breaking front-page news for publications such as The Times of India, Mumbai, and cover stories for Outlook magazine, New Delhi. Banker is a contemporary Indian novelist often counted among the significant lite...View More
Ashok Banker worked as a successful freelance journalist and columnist for several years, breaking front-page news for publications such as The Times of India, Mumbai, and cover stories for Outlook magazine, New Delhi. Banker is a contemporary Indian novelist often counted among the significant literary names in post-colonial Indian literature. His work is the focus of several academic studies for its cross-cultural themes and realistic portrayals of Indian urban issues. He was earlier also known as a reviewer and commentator on contemporary Indian literature, and as a candid essayist with a particular focus on media hypocrisy in India, and the western racial bias against South Asian writers. Banker has published in several genres, ranging from contemporary fiction about urban life in India to multi-volume mythological epics, as well as cross-genre works. Three of his early novels to be published were crime thrillers, claimed to be the first written by an Indian novelist in English. They gained him widespread attention. The stories of his "Devi" series are short works featuring avatars of the Hindu goddess Devi, and have appeared in various science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazines. Three of his novels contain autobiographical elements and are closely related to one another. His first novel (though the fifth published) Vertigo is about a man struggling to make a successful career and home life in Bombay (the former name of Mumbai). Byculla Boy takes its name from the Byculla suburb of Bombay where he and his mother grew up. Beautiful Ugly and the complementary documentary of the same title are a tribute to his mother, portraying the tragic events of her life. He was a prolific literary critic and reviewer, known for his candour and bluntness in reviewing books by Indian authors. His views often veered from the outright derogatory to effusive praise. He is one of few contemporary Indian authors writing in English to be included in prestigious anthologies such as The Vintage Book of Modern Indian Literature and The Picador Book of Modern Indian Literature.
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May 7, 2012
Very enjoyable continuation to the series. Could have done with a better end though.I chanced upon the first book in this series, Prince of Ayodhya, in a local bookstore about 4 years ago. Purchasing that hardcover edition was the beginning of a truly epic literary journey for me. The Ramayana, as re-told by Mr. Banker, is very much in keeping with the times and, in my humble opinion, as good as other literary works like Toiken's LOTR, Rowling's Harry Potter, and Julian May's Saga of the Pliocene Exile. Whether viewed as a work of pure fiction-fantasy or as a modern version of a literary classic, Banker's Ramayana retains the essence of Valimiki's opus and repaints the story … (Expand)
Mar 13, 2013
ReduxThe tale that begins what had never been finished, with lots of shocking revelations. Banker's ramayana did not consider the final 2 kaands of the original, which is where this book and its sequel come into the picture. It's an interesting take, and one that deviates more from the original story than the previous 6 books. It ends very finely poised and left me waiting for the next part.
Jun 23, 2012
TerribleI lost what little respect i had for Mr.Banker after reading this one. I was quite bummed out while reading his previous 6 books as well, which i thought was too long and pointless at times. It could have been covered very well in 3 books. So the rest of the 3 are full of rubbish discriptions.