"Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. ~ Novelist Jeanette Winterson

Monday, May 5, 2014

Ramayana - The Game of Life : Rise of the Sun Prince (Book 1)

I am so lagging behind in posting for the 52 books in 52 weeks reading Challenge.Though I have been reading a lot and of course buying a lot of books, I don't find time to post them all here. I really have a lot to catch up!

For now, here is a book that came for review and one that is relevant even today.
I have the habit of reading books over and over again over a period of time. I keep buying new books, yet I take an old book from the shelf to read once again.

If there is one book that almost everyone reads or should read if not over and over again, at least once, is the Ramayana.This epic has 24,000 verses which describes the life of Lord Rama.It also portrays and teaches us the role of each person in the society be it a father, wife, brother, king ,servant etc.

The Ramayana is not a book; it is a way of life, says the author of the book - Ramayana - The Game of Life : Rise of the Sun Prince ,Subha Vilas.

When the author sent me the book for review, I was so struck by the beautiful cover illustration. The painting of Rama and Lakshmana protecting Sage Valmiki's rites from the demons - Maricha and Subahu is indeed beautiful.

This book is the first in the series of Ramayana and it portrays the Bala Kaandam / The childhood of Lord Rama.This book has the narratives both from the Valmiki Ramayana and the Kamba Ramayana. It covers the time before Lord Rama's birth to his wedding with Sita.

Read the rest of the review here, in my other blog....

Happy Browsing....

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