If any character in mythology has as many apologists as it has deviousness, it is Ravana.
Born of a union between Brahmin intelligence and demonic aggression, Ravana rose from the obscurity of life in a hermitage of conquer the world, and beyond. No less than a god to his own people, he is the embodiment of evil to his enemies. This arrogant demon brooks no hindrance to snatching his heart’s desire, and his terror seems unstoppable even to the gods. But then he makes the mistake of abducting the wife of Lord Rama, the divine prince of Ayodhya.
Ravana is the story of demon that dared to challenge the gods, and almost got away with it. So what was it that proved to be the downfall of someone as powerful as Ravana? Was if only the desire for a woman? Or was it something more rooted in the incidents of his life, in the history of his race?
Culminating in a massive battle at his island fortress, Ravana’s tale is one that never fails to inspire awe and fear.
Born in the scenic but war-torn valleys of the Indian state of jammu and Kashmir in 1986, Abhimanyu Singh Sisodia’s relationship with literature began at an early age. He was introduction to the art of storytelling through an ingenious device by his mother: she would read half a story to him at bedtime, and at the most tantalizing cliffhanger she would ask him to finish it himself.
Home schooled during his early years, Abhimanyu later attended The Lawrence School, Sanawar which lies tucked away in the wooded foothills of the Himalayas, and grew up amidst the intense rivalry and everlasting camaraderie that such an environment foster.
Abhimanyu holds qualifications in diverse fields, but it was his lifelong passion for words that developed into a serious obsession with the character of Ravana.
A self confessed adventure seeker, Abhumanyu makes it a point to squeeze in a little travel between writing assignments. Besides reading, he also has an intense passion of music, and is reasonably good with more than one instrument. His favourite genre of literature is historical fiction, but he also loves fantasy and superhero tales for the sheer scope of possibilities that they represent. Abhimanyu is a keen animal lover, and is currently a resident of New Delhi, India.
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