Monday, July 23, 2012

The story of Ravana and his people

I just finished the final chapter and took a deep breath.
For past few weeks I had been spending some time reading Asura - Tale of the Vanquished.
It took me weeks because the whole concept of the book was so deep that after every chapter I used to wonder for hours questioning myself, what I have been told since my childhood, was it the truth ?

It is the story of a simple boy, who faced poverty, hunger and various other hardships.
It is the story of a man , who was brave and ambitious;
who loved his country and his people; and who defined his rights in his own way.

Death Note amused us not because of the struggle between L and Kira,
but the fact that they were both right in their own ways.
When Pain took down Naruto, deep down in our heart we all knew, even if Pain was wrong, 
his philosophy was right somewhere down the line.

So in this book I met this simple boy who turned into an ambitious warrior named Ravana.
The author never glorified him, still he was the star in the eyes of his people.
Many a times he was wrong like any ordinary man, still his subjects respected him.

The story behind the origin of dashamukha was presented in such a fashion,
I wondered if we all have a Ravan rooted somewhere inside us.

But, the most striking thing was the parallel story of a common man named Bhadra. The way in which he evolved definitely left mark. We all hear about kings and their values, but what about a common man who even at that time had to struggle for a piece of meal and who would willingly die even for a glass of wine. I was mesmerized by this ordinary man who did some extraordinary feats in this journey of the rise and fall of the Asuras.

A must read :
If you are rational,
If you want to hear the other side of the story,
and if you have the ability to question yourself - Who is wrong and who is right !

Check it out here !

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