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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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. Bridge of Rama RS 6: Even Vyasa never claimed to have witnessed every event – especially those that occurred long before his own birth.

My Gods of War published last year was contemporary fiction with a post-mythological twist. Pages with related products.

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The Epic Mahabharata

The fact that Valmiki freely admitted within the manabharata itself to having invented entire portions out of his own imagination – with Brahma’s approval and encouragement – doesn’t daunt us in the least.

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My method of retelling epics involves referring to other major existing translations, noting infelicities, unnecessary rewrites and lacunae where they exist, then translating the mahbharata work myself, and finally, using my translation as a basis for an imaginative retelling. In response to increasing demand from his readers and the considerable delay by Indian publishers in embracing electronic publishing technologies, Banker began publishing and distributing ebook editions of his own work through his website and later through a dedicated ebookstore.


In Malaysia, they have a completely different version of the Ramayana from our own. The Week, cover story, August The school itself was the alma mater of many prominent personalities. See and discover other items: Banker, bestselling author and screenwriter, has sold over three million copies and been published in 21 languages in 61 countries.

I have added the love and passion I felt for these stories. First, he reworked The Ramayana into a modern, rip-roaring series rife with romance, adventure and passion. Recommended For You Deepika Padukone: But because I’ve spent so many years writing, reading, researching, studying – and doing nothing but writing, reading, researching and studying, mshabharata gives the illusion that I’m prolific.

I’m the opposite of prolific and I don’t know any other author who takes as much time to write as I do. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Because Tulsidas comments and interjects his own observations and opinions at every point, telling us how he feels about Rama’s sacrifice, Sita’s pain, Ravana’s anger, etc.

Ashoka – Satrap of Taxila.

At the urging of the mahabyarata, the traveller Suta begins to recite the great composition, starting with the incredible creation myths and tales of gods and giants, snake- mothers and gargantuan eagles. The Krishna Coriolis series, of which the first three books have been published, and the Mahabharata Series of which this book is the first in an volume series are part of this project.


December 25,1: Every reteller, from Valmiki to Vyasa to Tulsidas to Kamban, has brought their own sensibility, milieu, cultural outlook, personal worldview, sense of morality, individualism, to bear on their retelling. The film rights were purchased for development by Warner Bros mahabhaata What I was mahabhraata to do was go back to the source itself, to write epics.

Nothing comes close to it. One of the most interactive Indian authors, he is always accessible to his readers via his blog and official website.

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The first series fiction to find such success in Indian publishing, it has since been followed by numerous imitators, spawning the burgeoning mythology genre.

And as the night wears on and the tale grows darker, he senses the presence of countless ghostly beings in the shadows beyond the flickering oil-lamps, the restless souls of the many millions butchered in the climactic war that ended the great tale itself, gathering now bajker hear the epic saga that led eventually to their destruction and the decimation of the Kuru Bharata race. His first novel though the fifth published Vertigo is about a man struggling to make a successful career and home life in Bombay the former name of Mumbai.

Write a customer review. Please try again later. I have not read this much this consistently for over 30 odd years, when I was reading the Amir Chitra comics.

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