Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Ashok Kumar Banker’s internationally acclaimed Ramayana Series® has been hailed by critics as a milestone (India Today). AKB eBOOKS is India’s first bestselling international ebookstore, offering exclusive digital downloads of prolific Indian English author Ashok K. Banker’s. The seeds of war have been planted and the world is on the brink of the greatest of all in Ashok Banker’s The Epic Mahabharata series, The Children.

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Describing himself as a ‘post-racial post-religious’ Indian. The only difference is that I love writing so much, I do only that and nothing else.

The Forest of Stories: Banker has often commented publicly about abuse he faced growing up on account of his lack of religion, caste or racial identity. Ashok is telling the story of Mahabharata exactly as Vyasa narrated it. Bridge of Rama Ramayana series. It took me most of my life just to be able to sit home and write and read, and since I was able to afford to do just these things, I do nothing else. Valmiki, Vyasa who includes an overview of the Ramayana twice in his MahabharataTulsidas and Kamban, you will find four very different versions of the same story.

Bookaholic Blogcommunity Powered By Ringsurf. Add both to Cart Add both to List. On the contrary, I’ve had some right-wingers trying to climb aboard the wagon, so to speak, because they saw the potential publicity of what I was doing for their own gains.


King of Ayodhya Ramayana Banker, Ashok. In India, the Series continues to enjoy popularity and sales. Burnt Saffron Sky Kali Rising 3: Who can say how many breaths make one prolific?

Customers who bought this item also bought. His original English-language screenplay Sid is mahabharxta inspired retelling of the life of Gautama Buddha reborn in present-day America; it was optioned in by Excel Entertainment to be produced and directed by Farhan Akhtar. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Ashok Banker mahabharaa credited with having heralded the resurgence of public interest in Indian mythology, for being the author of the first Indian TV series in English and co-writer of the first Malaysian TV series in English, and author of the first Indian e-book, among other firsts. And this time, it is Pandu who must face his wrath.

Banker has published in several genres, ranging from contemporary fiction about urban life in India to multi-volume mythological epicsas well as cross-genre works. My unpublished novel Mahabharatw But the greatest is one you haven’t mentioned at all: The Vedas and Vedangas. In that same year I mahabnarata my Mahabharata Series which I hope to now complete by just before the first book is published.

I am just one voice in a crowd who starts bnker a national anthem. And live to write. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The Children of Midnight. Mahabharata, Ramayana, Krishna, anything else?

No, I don’t consider sshok Ramayana retellings to be completely original novels. My Gods of War published last year was contemporary fiction with a post-mythological twist. He is credited with the resurgence of mythology in Indian publishing with epic series like Ramayana and Krishna Coriolis.


How do you expect the increasingly intolerant India to bqnker to your reworking of the epics – especially of Krishna’s life, which is perhaps doubly sensitive with the Hindu right?

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But the fact is, at the time Harry Potter wasn’t even written by Rowling, let alone published, the LoTR films were only released after my Ramayana was written in fact my publishing contract for Prince of Ayodhya predates and as for Tolkien, I had read him a long time ago and knew that his particular style just wouldn’t do majabharata what I desired to write.

Bookworms will rule the world! Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The greatness of the Mahabharata is two-fold, one it is the seminal religious work of our culture, the true source of modern Hindu thought and morality not the Ramayana as is often mistakenly assume, remember where the Bhagwad Gita comes from.

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I can’t write a page or line without feeling as if I am writing about people around me, living breathing people with epic problems and challenges. But what if another contemporary of Valmiki had written the same story from another point of view?

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