Ram Rajya. The Perfect Land. But perfection has a price. He paid that price.3400 BCE. INDIAAyodhya is weakened by divisions. A terrible war has taken its toll. The damage runs deep. The demon King of Lanka, Raavan, does not impose his rule on the defeated. He, instead, imposes his trade. Money is sucked out of the empire. The Sapt Sindhu people descend into poverty, despondency and corruption. They cry for a leader to lead them out of the morass. Little do they appreciate that the leader is among them. One whom they know. A tortured and ostracised prince. A prince they tried to break. A prince called Ram.He loves his country, even when his countrymen torment him. He stands alone for the law. His band of brothers, his Sita, and he, against the darkness of chaos.Will Ram rise above the taint that others heap on him? Will his love for Sita sustain him through his struggle? Will he defeat the demon Lord Raavan who destroyed his childhood? Will he fulfil the destiny of the Vishnu?Begin an epic journey with Amishs latest: the Ram Chandra Series....
|Title||:||Scion of Ikshvaku (Ram Chandra #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||354 pages|
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Scion of Ikshvaku (Ram Chandra #1) Reviews
Firstly I must admit that I have not read the previous books of this author, I know this sounds a bit on the up and up. Well, the urge to read this one was purely due to the number of status updates of people in my friend list saying Reading ‘Scion of Ikshvaku’ on various social networking platforms. Curiosity may have killed the cat but it never kills a reader in my opinion. Reading new versions of an epic like Ramayana just adds to our experience and knowledge of how different people understan ...more
3.5 stars more like. To be honest, the book started as a 'getitoutofthesystem' read for me. In parts, you could taste the essence of what the author was capable of, that made his earlier books a bestseller, before he became a 'literary popstar' who had to sell brand "Amish'
Amish Tripathi is the Rohit sharma of books - Talented but frustratingly distracted. This book had definite strong points like the masculine and feminine societies, the smritis, the trade economy etc which made the reader thin ...more
I really liked the book.
it has heavy doses of philosophy and political discussions mixed with the normal plot about Ram's life.
You get to know and admire the main characters and you find your spiritual self happy about what you read.
by the end of the book, your 'crazy for an interesting and exciting tale' self dances with joy and makes you look forward to book 2 of the Ram Chandra series.
Though the scene in the cover looks like a young Milkha Singh aiming his bow at a helicopter, it is apparently a bearded Lord Ram shooting at the Pushpaka Viman which has rotary blades. If covers speak volume, this serves the same purpose that a machine on mute does.
Amish Tripathi borrowed the characters and setting of the Ramayana, made it the continuation of The Shiva Trilogy and then used his own imagination. IIM did him well and Ramayana played the perfect marketing tool to catch the attenti ...more
Scion of Ikshvaku is a semi-modern retelling of one of India's epic pieces of literature, Ramayana; a fact to which I am neutral. I do not think that Mr. Amish has done anything morally or politically wrong in retelling a story which in my opinion belongs to all of us. He has also not done anything astounding or praise-worthy. In other words, I simply do not care for this fact.
Having said that, what I do care about is the awkward and broken style of writing. I honestly have no idea in what langu ...more
I want my money back.
So far, very interesting. Although the author may have over simplified a few things, his way of looking at theology is somewhat interesting. Eagerly waiting for the next books.
Things I liked:
- Great character building.
- Deep undercurrent philosophy.
- Though set in ancient times, yet very much contemporary, especially parts with Asuras and Roshni's episode.
- The way Amish leveraged the concepts, laid in Shiva Trilogy, in this series as well, like Nagas, Vayuputras etc.
- Like first two parts of Shiva Trilogy, story is surrounded with secrets and open questions.
Things could have avoided/added:
- Over description of places and architectures.
- Few incidents co ...more