Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Prince of Ayodhya and Original Ramayan

On 15th Feb, Swaroop mentioned book ‘Prince of Ayodhya’ on his blog. His blog entry got me excited to read the book. He describes the book as ‘awesome’.

I am proud that Ashok Banker came out with a still newer version of Ramayan – one which presents it in competition with epic books like ‘Lords of the Rings’ – and I am proud that it has been received well.

The younger generation of India will get connected to its roots by this work of Bankers.

However, I have decided to read the Original Ramayana (or the near original translation) first than any other version, because the retold version will be:
  1. Novelized,
  2. Interpolated,
  3. Cannot be better than the Original Ramayan
  4. Banker’s retold Ramayan was published first in UK and USA, then why should it be read first.

Rama surrounded by Sita, Laxman and Hanuman. Tanjore Painting
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