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  • Demons of Chitrakut Ramayana #3
  • Ashok K. Banker
  • English
  • 06 June 2017
  • 9781841491783

10 thoughts on “Demons of Chitrakut Ramayana #3

  1. says:

    The longest time I have ever taken to read a book was is it worth it? yes was it interesting? hell yeah As soon as I borrowed this book driven by my new found habit i found myself reading reviews of it in goodreads Many had reportedly given it 3 or 4 stars Thank god I didn't pay heed to any reviews and just set off to reading it The novel surely proves to be better than its predecessors owing to the fact that the events which are illustrated in the 3rd part aren't those which partake in the usual narrative of Ramayana That way it was packed with a lot of unpredictable and surprising moments I can't seriously wait to lay my hands on the next part AKB succeeds impeccably and most graciously in painting a novel that lives up to its expectations He certainly implants a trace of pain about the exile of Rama Sita and Lakshman which i carried until the very last page I value this because not many a times have I been remorse for Rama and his companions This very aspect of making the readers empathize with its characters explicitly conveys the craftsmanship of AKB I wouldn't essentially call it a page turner as such But truncating the descriptions would have altered one's larger than life experience of the novel


  2. says:

    No I didn't finish it in a day but almost This also drags in place but overall I am falling in love with Rama again his stubbornness and all


  3. says:

    like the previous book this one was also too long could've been a tighter plot the parts with manthara and kaikeyi have been dragged unnecessarily and manthara's sorcery is totally overdone only the last hundred pages or so are the saving grace of the book rama and sita's romance feels out of place and drags the plot further


  4. says:

    I enjoyed reading this book overall600 pages seemed like a lot in my opinion A lot of the scenes could be cut down and still maintain their relevance In many ways this book served as a medium to bridge all the narratives in Ramayana that are not political or warfare related Some examples include Rama and Sita's wedding aftermath the scenes surrounding Rama's exile They probably felt long winded to me because I already know the story But books 1 and 2 were amazing even when I was acuainted with the storyThe synopsis is a little off putting much like the pacing of this book Some plot points were a pain to get through just as others were exciting and easy And this pacing can be explained satisfactorily if the painful parts are fillers that need to be declared However in this book those long never ending parts are dragging a plot point that need not be dragged at all Of course if you are bent on completing the series you must read this book I assure you as someone who is on the next book it gets better


  5. says:

    Demons of Chitrakut is the third book of the Ramayana series by Ashok Kumar Banker This series is a reimagining by the author of the historic epic As in the earlier books author is fully in his elements when he describes the Asuras and their tribes The various action scenes are penned down with gusto and make for an entertaining read 


  6. says:

    I want to ramayan series in HIndi I read two part but 345 part is not available in HindiI reuest Ashok k Banker please translate these books in HindiI can read it in English but feeling not come like when you read in Hindi please translate it ASAP


  7. says:

    I tarried a little before I wrote this review because of several reasons I roamed around a bit and was otherwise occupied reading the next version of this book I found two things about this book very disconcerting One was the time jumps that this book took The second was that the story seems to be slowing down The time jumps were rather disconcerting because it happened in single paragraphs I would have tarried a little and filled a few words in to let the reader take some time to sink in the passage of time Given that the author was not trying to fit the Ramayana in a single book I think he could have done so Also the narrative seems to be slowing down in this edition of this book Given the speed of the narrative in the previous few books it almost seems as if the author suddenly realised that if he maintained the same narrative speed he would not have 6 books to write that he promised the publisher Suddenly the slowing down of the narrative means that I enjoyed the book a little less taking time to understand the change in the pace of the narrative Overall while I am still enjoying reading the series I wish he would maintain the narrative speed I am looking forward reading the next book in this series and hope that the narrative speed returns in the next book in the series


  8. says:

    The previous book of this series concluded with Rama using ‘Brahma Astra’ to annihilate the Asura army that were all set to attack the city of Mithila In this book the story progresses further Rama and his newly wedded wife Sita are welcomed in Ayodhya in all pomp and glory While the citizens are all jubilant there is something not right in the palace – Asura sorcery is at play and it will have damning conseuences for Rama The reader is likely to be transported right into the happening in the streets of Ayodhya as he leafs through the pages of the book The problems of the prince Rama are going to get a new height – a scheming Manthara has got the lust laden Keikayi in control and soon Rama would leave the royal palace and head to live in the forest in exile for 14 years The beauty of the book is that even though most Indian readers already have an inkling of what happens in Ramayana they look forward to see how the author is going to narrate it There is so much action happening in the book that the reader in you would want to set aside all works and continue with bookread rest of the review here


  9. says:

    It was a nice reading; although I was a bit surprised with the lack of consistency as to the pace of story telling The passing away of Dasharatha the king of Ayodhya was described in a mere two to three sentences That part was unexpected given the nature of his story telling exhibited in the first two books On the other side the manner in which death came upon Manthra takes up one whole page This may be considered as a way to highlight the destruction of evil as compared with its contrasting scene regarding the king And the pace of story telling too varies at some places However putting to rest all these opinions I strongly opine that this book will keep you interested and the fact that I knew the story line and still stuck to it further strengthens the opinion Looking forward to #4 ARMIES OF HANUMAN


  10. says:

    This third book in the series disappointed me a bit I found the pace inconsistent and also the demons of chitrakut came out only towards the end Some of the pieces have taken up an unnecessary space like Manthara and also her death while some seemingly important parts have been dealt with very uickly like Dasharath's death While Kaikeyi's character has taken up a lot of pages I am still confused The references to 'brahman shakti' and sorcery was a bit too much and the language somewhat bordered on theatrical However I liked the characterisation of Rama Lakshmana and also Sita Overall a readable one


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Demons of Chitrakut Ramayana #3

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Ana and uelled the demon invasion He is wedded to the enchanting Sita But the young prince's problems are far from over For he has been challenged by Parshurama the axe wielding Brahmin who has never been defeatedAnd should he survive t. I enjoyed reading this book overall600 pages seemed like a lot in my opinion A lot of the scenes could be cut down and still maintain their relevance In many ways this book served as a medium to bridge all the narratives in Ramayana that are not political or warfare related Some examples include Rama and Sita's wedding aftermath the scenes surrounding Rama's exile They probably felt long winded to me because I already know the story But books 1 and 2 were amazing even when I was acuainted with the storyThe synopsis is a little off putting much like the pacing of this book Some plot points were a pain to get through just as others were exciting and easy And this pacing can be explained satisfactorily if the painful parts are fillers that need to be declared However in this book those long never ending parts are dragging a plot point that need not be dragged at all Of course if you are bent on completing the series you must read this book I assure you as someone who is on the next book it gets better

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His confrontation a greater crisis awaits him He must prepare to face fourteen years in exile deep in the heart of the forest in the tiny settlement of Chitrakut where he will be pitted against the vengeful survivors of Ravana's rakshas. The previous book of this series concluded with Rama using ‘Brahma Astra’ to annihilate the Asura army that were all set to attack the city of Mithila In this book the story progresses further Rama and his newly wedded wife Sita are welcomed in Ayodhya in all pomp and glory While the citizens are all jubilant there is something not right in the palace – Asura sorcery is at play and it will have damning conseuences for Rama The reader is likely to be transported right into the happening in the streets of Ayodhya as he leafs through the pages of the book The problems of the prince Rama are going to get a new height – a scheming Manthara has got the lust laden Keikayi in control and soon Rama would leave the royal palace and head to live in the forest in exile for 14 years The beauty of the book is that even though most Indian readers already have an inkling of what happens in Ramayana they look forward to see how the author is going to narrate it There is so much action happening in the book that the reader in you would want to set aside all works and continue with bookread rest of the review here

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The original Ramayana was written three thousand years ago Now with breathtaking imagination and brilliant storytelling Ashok K Banker has recreated this epic tale for modern readers everywhereRama has finally thwarted the demonlord Rav. The longest time I have ever taken to read a book was is it worth it yes was it interesting hell yeah As soon as I borrowed this book driven by my new found habit i found myself reading reviews of it in goodreads Many had reportedly given it 3 or 4 stars Thank god I didn't pay heed to any reviews and just set off to reading it The novel surely proves to be better than its predecessors owing to the fact that the events which are illustrated in the 3rd part aren't those which partake in the usual narrative of Ramayana That way it was packed with a lot of unpredictable and surprising moments I can't seriously wait to lay my hands on the next part AKB succeeds impeccably and most graciously in painting a novel that lives up to its expectations He certainly implants a trace of pain about the exile of Rama Sita and Lakshman which i carried until the very last page I value this because not many a times have I been remorse for Rama and his companions This very aspect of making the readers empathize with its characters explicitly conveys the craftsmanship of AKB I wouldn't essentially call it a page turner as such But truncating the descriptions would have altered one's larger than life experience of the novel


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