This is the Tamil version of the book, Asura - Tale of the Vanquished, the debut novel written by Anand Neelakantan.
Summary of the Book
Asura tries to break the mundane practice of history being narrated by winners. Combining mythology, religion, and history, Asura narrates the tale from Ravana and Bhadra's perspectives. It describes how the Asura community was more open-minded than the orthodox Deva coterie, which was greatly biased. From the stories of Mahabali, Vamana and Sita’s Agni-Pareeksha to Jatayu’s meeting with Ravana, Anand Neelakantan unveils a plethora of human emotions behind these stories and rationally presents a new outlook for the readers. The book has topped several bestseller lists, including the 2012 Crossword list and the bestseller list of CNN-IBN.
About Anand Neelakantan
Anand Neelakantan is an Indian author, commended as the most remarkable writer of 2012 by DNA. He also has a few satirical short stories to his credit. Born in Kerala, Anand has been fascinated by mythology since his childhood. Besides writing, Anand enjoys oil painting, reading, and drawing cartoons.