Ravanayan Volume 1 (Issue 1,2 & 3)
WRITER Vijayendra Mohanty
ARTIST Vivek Goel
PAGES 92 Pages
Once long ago, in ancient India, an epic war was fought between dharma and adharma. It shook an empire stretching across three worlds, ended a centuries-old reign, and marked the beginning of a new age. The victors are worshipped as gods to this day and stories of their greatness are part of everyday conversation. This is the story of the one who lost.Ravanayan is a bold new comic book series that retells Valmiki’s classic epic from the point of view of its antagonist — Ravana, king of Lanka, leader of the rakshasa nation, conqueror of worlds and vanquisher of gods. Creators Vijayendra Mohanty and Vivek Goel explore the values inherent in the Ramayana and retell the immortal story as something more than a simple tale of good triumphing over evil. This account of Ravana’s life re-imagines much of what is held to be true about one of India’s most loved tales and in the process, takes the reader on an enchanting quest for the very meanings of right and wrong, good and evil, dharma and adharma.This book is different from The Ramayana as the protagonist here is Ravana instead of Rama. The creators believe that the land of Lanka had prospered under the rule of the mighty Ravana, and as a result, they have come up with this book to pay their tribute to this influential ruler, addressing him as The Lord.This is the life story of the great grandson of Brahma, a perfect hybrid between a Sage and a Rakshasi. This is the life story of Ravana before he abducted Sita. This is the story of the one who lost!