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Scion of Ikshvaku (Ram Chandra #1)

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)
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ISBN : 9789385152146
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 354 pages
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Scion of Ikshvaku Ram Chandra Series There is a sense of deja vu in all of Amish s writing a sense that you have already read what has been written I would not recommend this book to people who are Ram Scion of Ikshvaku An Epic Ram Scion of Ikshvaku An Epic adventure story book on the Ramayana, The Tale of Lord Ram Ram Chandra Series Ram Chandra Series Author Amish Read a chapter from the Scion of Ikshvaku here WATCH THE TRAILER FOR SCION OF IKSHVAKU BELOW Pre order your copy of Scion of Ikshvaku Free Download Scion of Ikshvaku Ram Chandra Series Free Download Scion of Ikshvaku Hindi and English Novel Pdf Written by Amish Tripathi for Ramchandra series Novel at comixtream Ayodhya Wikipedia According to ancient legends mentioned in Puranas, Manu, the progenitor of mankind, founded the city of Ayodhya and gave it to Ikshvaku to rule Atharvaveda used the Jashn e Rekhta th Edition Celebrating Urdu Three Jashn e Rekhta is a festival to celebrate the quintessential spirit of Urdu its inclusive ethos and creative richness The Jashn aspires to engage, enlighten and Online Bookstore Buy Books Online at Best Price in India Online Bookstore Buy books online from millions of book titles across various categories Online shopping for books novels at best prices, free shipping, COD

Scion of Ikshvaku (Ram Chandra #1) Reviews

  • Piyush

    Amazing Read!!

    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
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  • Divya Sarma

    I know Amish Tripathi's style and I have no quarrels with it. Sure, his writing is very bad, sure books read like a cross between a book and a screen play. And his version of pop philosophy is pretty irritating. But the Shiva trilogy remained enjoyable. He made things exciting, juxtaposing different stories from mythology into a coherent narrative. When he tries the same with Ramayana, which we have already consumed as a coherent narrative only, it becomes deeply unsatisfying.

    Moreover, the Shiv
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  • Shwetha Anand

    Less said the better. Forget acceptable standards of literature, is it too much to ask for a decent read that doesn't involve inane statements like" Shukracharya was from Egypt"?? Well apparently it is..

  • Raksha Bhat

    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

  • Gayatri

    Something is missing in this book. I loved Amish's previous work and was super excited to read this one but this book disappointed me. In this book, Lord Ram doesn't leave a solid impression on the reader and maybe that's why its not as great as The Shiva Trilogy.

  • Vikalp Trivedi

    The first book in the Ramchandra Series 'Scion Of Ikshvaku' is set in the same arc in which the Shiva trilogy was set . The book is a fast paced book , the characters are bit changed than their conventional forms and are well built . It is true that the series is Amish's version of Ramayana . The only character which I felt remained underused was of Raavan . In many of the episodes Amish has used resemblenses with the contemporary incidences , especially in the Roshni episode and in the backdrop ...more

  • Shravanthi



    Hmmm....Yeah, so I read this 'Ramayana remake'. Didn't like it. Well okay....maybe I liked only tiny portions. Kinda-sorta okayish book I'd say.

    Ram is born on the day of Dhasharath's first defeat against Raavan!(preposterous, and ridiculously twisted) This victimizes Ram in Dhasharath's eye. The King blames his first defeat on the new born. How is a baby responsible for a king's blunders in war? I don't know. But it says a lot about how much we suck. As a community that buys into such idiotic be

    Ram is especially interested in Dharma. Bharat is especially interesting in girls. Both of them are equally interested in politics and ruling the kingdom.


    They do spend a good part of their time in the gurukul, learning about their ancestors. Their guru talks a lot about sociology concepts like the feminine and the masculine ways of life, what are their benefits, the disadvantages, so on and on. After a while I began wondering if Amish was talking about society 5000 years ago, or if he is taking a satirical hit on today's system. Because most of the social constructs seem like they are new-age. Whatever it was, it was all very boring for me.

    I can only say that Amish made some fatal flaws in the name of humor. Pay the bills?!! Like really? That was something that made me stop reading and go... Whaaaat??? Likewise there are just too many modern terms - pain killers, operation theatres, business woman, police force etc. At this point, I'm beginning to dismiss this as a retelling of the epic.

    Now, either Ram or Bharat could become the crown prince of the Kingdom of Ayodhya. That decision totally depends on King Dhasharath. But is King Dhasharath in the mood to favour Ram, after his most embarrassing defeat against Raavan? (still preposterous!!)

    Is Ram worthy of becoming the crown prince? The main plot of Scion of Ikshvaku rests on this point.

    Being potential crown princes and all, the brothers start discussing politics in their early teenage. Ram staunchly adheres to the laws and is mesmerized by the historical (?!?) masculine society of their ancestors. Bharath (when his is not fooling around with girls) has some strong opinions about how to run a kingdom. BTW while Ram is toiling away to become Dhasharath's pet son, Bharat is having a love affair with the daughter of the Tribal chief of the forests near their gurukul.

    The story suddenly jumps from the gurukul to Ayodhya. Apparently Ayodhya is in a state of moral and economical decadence, after Raavan defeated Dhasharath (remember? like 20 years ago...when Ram was born).

    If Amish being confused wasn't enough, the people of Ayodhya are too. First they hate Ram because the King hates his own firstborn. Next thing you know the King loves Ram for saving his life in a singular hunting expedition. So the people love him. Kyu? Why? Why u no clarity?

    Characterization:

    The one thing I really liked in this book is contrasting characters. Ram, easily beguiled, strict follower of rules and a one-woman man (this phrase is repeated multiple times in the book itself) At one point, Ram claims that he would only fall in love with a woman who earns his respect.



    Lakky is a lovable fellow. Kinda reminds me of the breed Irish Setter. He is huge, he doesn't know his own strength, is extremely lovable and just wants to play. Kiddo Lakky is the cooooootestttt <3 Even when he's all grown-up and married. Lakky comforts his wife, that was the most touching scene in the whole book. Lakky and Urmila make a cute pair... <3

    Bharat is more practical. A playboy, a true friend and brother. Don't-care-to-break-rules types. We don't see much about Shatrugnan, except that he's a studious fellow and in always immersed in his books forever.

    The actual story...

    All this is fine, but when does Ramayana begin? Those were exactly my thoughts.

    Fortunately, the story moves on, but not really in the way we want it to. When it's time to choose a crown prince, Dhasharath is confused. So he ends up making Ram the commander of the police force of Ayodhya and Bharat, the external affairs minister (do you see why I called this societal structure new-age?). After a gross incident of gang rape (alluding to the Nirbhaya case), Ram is left feeling devastated at his incompetency as the chief of police. Then stuff happens and blah blah...and then I don't remember how, but Ram ends up in Mithila.

    Mithila is a progressive kingdom in terms of their culture and architectural proficiency. Not so much coffers-wise. Mithila is struggling to maintain its political ties with kingdoms nearby. Their Prime Minister is Sita.

    Ram falls in respect, I'm sorry , he falls in love with Sita.

    Sita likes him back. Swayamvar takes place. Here's the crazy part...

    The Swayamvar is from MAHABHARAT!! Yep, that scene where Arjun has to shoot at the fish's eye above, by only looking into its reflection, that's what happens here. Wrong epic, Amish. Maybe you fell asleep during your research?

    If that was shocking then get this: Kaikeyi should've been the one to banish Ram, but Ram banishes himself for nuking Raavan's troops. Yeah, Raavan makes a reappearance. But not even this time it's the real one from Ramayan. Amish has been using Raavan as a threatening villain, who occurs only twice in the story but annoys us.

    I'm an action person. I wants wars. :(

    By the end, I felt that I'd be more interested to read about Bharat and Shatrughna instead of Ram and Lakky. Ram was only interested in building an utopian society. He was like that one attentive student in the lecture hall, listening to speeches and furiously taking notes. I didn't think he had the empathy for his subjects. Plus, I also think that the real Ram wasn't this stuck-up.

    Scion of Ikshvaku was only a prelude to Ramayan. The story begins only at the end.I'm officially disappointed. Hmm, and I also didn't have any goosebumps-worthy moments.


    Overall feeling - Meh.

    On a totally unrelated note, is this Ikshvaku person even real?

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  • Nandakishore Varma

    I have not read this book, and do not plan to. This is a troll review, posted to express my resentment at an idiot murdering Indian mythology to line his pockets. So sue me!

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    I am going to resign my engineering job and write a novel on Lord Krishna. In my novel, he will be gay - to hide which fact, he marries multiple women. Also, Kamsa will be a benevolent lower-caste ruler, who is treacherously killed by Krishna at the behest of his upper-caste cronies.

    I think
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