Verdict: ☆☆☆☆ ½ A book which everyone should read. Wonderful narration as well as imagination which will hook you till the end. As a reader, I could not take my eyes away from the book till I finished it. Highly Recommended.
About The Author: Described as 'India's first literary pop star' by world-renowned film director Shekhar Kapur, the Amish's unique combination of crackling storytelling, religious symbolism and profound philosophies has made him an overnight publishing phenomenon, with spiritual guru Deepak Chopra hails Amish's books as 'archetypal and stirring'.
Amish's Shiva Trilogy — The Immortals of Meluha (2010). The Secret of the Nagas (2011) and The Oath of the Vayuputras (2013) — has over 2.2 million copies in print with gross retail sales of over Rs 60 crores, making it the fastest selling book series in Indian history. His books have been translated into 14 Indian and International languages. His next book, titled Scion of Ikshvaku, the book 1 of Ram Chandra Series, is expected to release later this year.
Forbes Magazine has listed Amish amongst the 100 most influential celebrities in India, three years in a row. He has also received the Society Young Achievers Award for literature in 2013, Man of the Year by Radio City, Communicator of the Year by PR Council of India and Pride of India award (Literature). Amish was also selected as an Eisenhower Fellow, a prestigious American program for outstanding leaders from around the world.
Amish is a graduate of IIM-Calcutta and worked for 14 years in the financial services industry before turning to full-time writing. He lives in Mumbai with his wife Preeti and son Neel.
About The book: Ram Rajya. The Perfect Land.But perfection has a price. He paid that price.
3400 BCE. INDIA
Ayodhya 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 ostracized 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 Amish’s latest: the Ram Chandra Series.
Review: First of all, I congratulate Author, Amish for bringing my Favorite God’s series. The look of the cover is mind blowing and suited the title and Blurb. Once you started the book, you will not able to put your eyes off from the book till you finished it. Although it was of 354 pages but I had finished it in 3-4 days because of his wonderful narration. The best part of Amish Tripathi’s book is he explained the events so nicely that the readers are so excited to read what will happen next. I am seriously waiting for all the series of Ram Chander. He is the person who has the capability of combining both fiction and mythology so perfectly. Hats Off to him for his wonderful imagination and research. It is not purely Ramayana but still As a reader I felt that all the events would have really happened in Ramayana. The best part of the book was it ended from where it was started. Each chapter and Lord Rama’s teachings will create an impact on the readers. All the characters were well portrayed that one can easily recognize each and everyone. Although I haven’t read his Shiva Trilogy but after reading this Book I am a big fan of Amish and will wait for all the series. The relation between four brothers was beautifully portrayed by the Author especially when they went for their studies in Gurukul. The love for Ram and Laxman was perfect. The way Ram was a strong believer of Laws was nice.
Drawback: Although the starting of the book was a bit slow but slowly it picked up its pace and will be an enjoyable read.
Strongly recommended to All the Amish Tripathi’s Fan and one who love to read something interesting….