Siege of Mithila

Siege of Mithila (English, Paperback, Banker Ashok)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • Genre: Religion
    • ISBN: 9780143033349, 0143033344
    • Pages: 552
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    Siege Of Mithila carries the story of Ramayana forward, focusing on Rama’s journey to Mithila, as he forges ahead on his mission to bring down Ravana, the lord of the demons.

    Summary Of The Book

    Siege Of Mithila is the second book in Ashok K. Banker’s Ramayana series, a collection of novels retelling the mythological epic of Ramayana which was written over 3000 years ago. In this book, the author picks up the storyline from its predecessor, The Prince Of Ayodhya, and puts the city of Mithila in the spotlight.

    The demon hordes have set out towards Ayodhya at the behest of their master, Ravana. They are rapidly gaining ground and razing everything en route. But, the denizens of one city in their path, the city of Mithila, are on a mission of their own to stop the demons from proceeding further. Armed with their own valiance and the support of Rama, the crown prince of Ayodhya, they are all set to rally against the armies of darkness and destruction. Rama might just have an ace secret weapon at his command, but only if fortune is kind enough to favour him.

    While the narrative centres on the siege at Mithila, the incidents occurring in Ayodhya are also explored in parallel. Also, there are several other subplots and side stories weaved intricately into the main plot.

    This edition of the book is a 2005 reprint by Penguin.

    About Ashok K. Banker

    Ashok K. Banker is an Indian author, and a former freelance journalist and columnist.

    His novels include Byculla Boy, Murder & Champagne, Gods Of War, The Iron Bra, Ten Dead Admen, and The Missing Parents Mystery. He has created series such as the Mahabharata, the Ramayana, and Krishna Coriolis, which include novels like Demons Of Chitrakut, Rage Of Jarasandha, Prince Of Ayodhya, and Lord Of Mathura. He has also co-created a few television series, and written a non-fictional work called The Valmiki Syndrome.

    Banker’s writing traverses different genres, covering diverse themes like crime-fiction, mythological retelling, contemporary urban issues, and fantasy. He is considered one of the most prolific authors of post-colonial Indian literature.

    Ashok K. Banker was born on February 7, 1964, in Bombay (now Mumbai), India. His mixed parentage and upbringing created severe identity issues for him, and have led to many conflicts throughout his life. Due to the adverse conditions at home, he was raised mainly by his maternal grandmother, who encouraged his talent and passion for writing. For several years, he successfully pursued a career as a freelance journalist, columnist, literary critic, and reviewer. He is now focused completely on his writing.

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    5

    AMAZING continues!

    I read the first 6 books (8books total) of the series in college around 5 years back.

    I guess it's just the subconscious that leads you to read stuff that appeals. What appealed to me was Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and the Illiad!

    This book made the Ramayan get more respect from inspite of being a Catholic because of its sheer scope and depth in the various characters, especially Ravan. The whole series (til the 6th one) left a couple unanswered questions but I must say this is THE cla...
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    Lenin DC

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    Awesome Princesome

    In this book of the second part of Ramayana Series, young Prince Rama and Lakshman along with Guru Vishwamitra continue their journey after destroying Tataka in the in edition of the book. In this book Prince Rama meets Princess Heir Sita Janaki in quite unfamiliar unknown to us circumstances. Sita's character in this book also essayed a side of her Kshatriya Character which did spellbound me. Princess Sita fought alongside Rama during his last leg of his Journey.

    The journey ended on a hig...
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    Arghyadeep Ray

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    Brilliant story telling

    The classic epic of Ramayana re-presented by Mr. Ashok, is a kind of internationally acceptable version..
    Story is definately a huge work of his own fiction while ultimately this modern Ramayana crosses the classical facts of Valmiki's Ramayana as well..
    Carrying a lot uniqueness in its own, this epic is amazing as it doesn't fail for even a second to make you visualize the plot you are reading..
    Ultimately author has presented an indian theme in a universal writing style...
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    Garvit Arora

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    Interesting Read

    The second in the Ramayana series by Ashok Banker introduces characters like Sita to the story. The Siege as described here reminded me of the Battle of Helms Deep.

    All in all, a good read, a story that is establishing characters for the major chunk of the story to come.
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    Swagat Sinha

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    Okay Book

    A rather "Dark" look at the Ramayana .
    For those looking to read the Adventures of Rama , it may come as a damper since a majority of the story narrative treats him as an observer or a divine tool with no control over his actions!
    Developement of Rama's character is rather weak . Similarly , the hatred for all Brahmins populating the nation , among the various Kshatriyas is not fully explained,It is to be taken as a dogma.
    At many places the narrative mimics the Lord of the Rings with simila...
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    AMIT GORAY

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    Jun, 2012

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    Rewriting on religious work hurt the sentments

    These books on Ramayan is not based on historical events. It also appears the writer has no geographical idea of India particularly Mithila.It appears tome now a days it has become faison writing something on relegious events of India.
    If the writer is so bold I dare him to write on the religiou events of Islam.
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    Arvind Sinha

    Aug, 2012

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