Verdict: ☆☆☆☆☆ Any opportunity to read about Indian mythology leaves a spark of enthusiasm, particularly if it is the epic Ramayana. It is the Second series of Ramayana and it is about Lord Rama’s exile. The best part is it not only makes us read about Lord Rama’s exile but also his teachings which one can apply in life to attain Success. A must read book.
About The Author: Shubha Vilas, a spiritual seeker and a motivational speaker, holds a degree in engineering and law with specialization in Patent Law. His leadership seminars are popular with top-level management in corporate houses. He also helps individuals deal with modern-life situations by applying the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana and other dharmic traditions.
About The Book: Shattered Dreams is the sequel to the national bestseller, Rise of the Sun Prince, in the new spiritual and motivational series Ramayana - The Game of Life. Twelve joyful years have passed in Ayodhya since the wedding of Rama and Sita at the end of Book 1.
Now, in Shattered Dreams, Shubha Vilas narrates the riveting drama of Rama’s exile. Through tales of Rama’s unwavering and enigmatic persona, the book teaches us how to handle reversals positively; through Bharata’s actions, it teaches us to handle temptation; and through Sita’s courage, to explore beyond our comfort zone. This complicated family drama provides deep insights on how human relationships work and how they fail.
With Valmiki’s Ramayana as its guiding light, Shattered Dreams deftly entwines poetic beauty from the Kamba Ramayana and Ramacharitramanas, as well as folk philosophy from the Loka Pramana tales, to demonstrate how the ancient epic holds immediate relevance to modern life. Experience the ancient saga of the Ramayana like never before.
Review: Ramayan is one of the best Epic of Indian Mythology and as a reader I always love to read it. The look of the cover is Interesting and blurb and Title clearly indicates about the exile of Lord Rama. The Author Shubha Vilas had beautifully explained in detail about the exile of Lord Rama. I appreciate his research work. The best part of the book was Lord Rama’s teachings which he had mentioned in each chapter which if one apply in their life they will surely attain success. The arguments between Two Brother’s Lord Rama and Lord Bharata out of love for the throne were very interesting to read. Each chapter was explained in a very comprehensive manner. As a reader, I would appreciate if everyone read this book. I loved the beautiful relationship between Lord Ram and Sita. Their silent love was beautifully described. It was a complete mixture of many Ramayan’s which was the highlight of the book. One can read interesting tales from different Ramayan’s in one book. The characters are well defined and everyone knows them. The writing style was simple and easy to understand. A must read book for all thos people who love to read Indian Mythology. I am waiting for the Third book. Good luck Author. J