The Forefathers (Ram Ravan Saga) Paperback – 30 Dec 2017
The story of Rama is deeply ingrained in the minds of the people of India. In my story, Ravan is not a villain. It is rather a story of the clash of two cultures. In part-I, the readers will meet the characters of Ramayan. However, the introduction of the characters is much more elaborate than we normally know. For example, Ravan's clan has been started from Sumali, but cursory information on the forefathers of Rakshas culture Heti and Praheti has also been given. Likewise, an attempt has been made to present a sketch of the three marriages of Dashrath and his sub-wives as well. The episode of the birth of Bali and Sugreev and their upbringing by Gautam and Ahalya and their becoming the adopted sons of the monkey Raja (King) Riksharaj and likewise, the marriage of Kesri and Anjana and then the birth of Hanuman have been logically presented. Similarly, the affair between Ravan and Vedvati leading to the birth of Sita has also been sketched. This volume ends with the birth of Sita.
About the Author
Sulabh Agnihotri has multi dimensional talent in the field of literature. He is well known Hindi poet, enriching all the branches of Hindi poetry. He is an essay writer, a story writer, a play writer, he also writes for children, he is an editor and now he is a novelist too. In prose he is known for his straight forward approach. His editorials don't give you a feeling that you are reading something, you feel as if he is directly talking to you. In the field of novel even this is his first attempt, it is appreciated everywhere. He has tried to find the route of each and every little or well known character of the Ramayan in this book. Every character has got proper space - no one is obliged, no one is neglected as well. He is totally unprejudiced while giving shape to his characters. About his writing he often says, that 'I am not the creator, I am only a medium. I can't prepare a synopsis and go ahead according to it, instead I simply sit with a pen and a paper and the words come of their own.'