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Raavanputr Meghnad

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Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 22nd 2019 by Simon & Schuster India
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Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
*What I liked about this read:
The characters are well maintained even though it is a Ramayana retelling.
The writing is fast paced and easy to follow.
The plot is engaging. It is all about motives behind each of the character. It is all about revenge and love and war.
The ending is the best part of this book. It has a good closure to all the chaos that has been happening since the first page.

*To sum up this book: it's vicious and vengeful. (VE Schwab readers be yay!)

*What did not work:
Ankita Khataniar
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
𝑵𝒂𝒎𝒆: Raavanputr Meghnad, Prince of Lanka
𝑨𝒖𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒓: Kevin Missal @kevin_9695
𝑮𝒆𝒏𝒓𝒆: Mythological Fiction
𝑷𝒖𝒃𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒉𝒆𝒓: @simonandschusterin
𝑷𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒔: 290
𝑴𝒚 𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈: 4.5/5
𝑺𝒚𝒏𝒐𝒑𝒔𝒊𝒔: This is the story of Meghnad, who is known as Indrajit. A great warrior with special interest in science, Meghnad had captured Amravati, the capital abode of Devas and when the war of Ramayana took place, he had even successfully defeated Lord Raghav. But when with the help of his love of life, Prameela, he learns the
Mythology has been a huge part of my life ever since I was a kid and my favourite was Ramayana, because I understood it the most. I always appreciate and love to read more work about the epic and Kevin Missal never disappoints! If I look at the book as an individual piece of work, it is good, well written but it did not have my attention at all times, it got a little boring but I genuinely did ot find it that interesting. If I compare it to other books by Kevin Missal, then it was not that ...more
Jan 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Too many cooks spoil the broth, too many goddamn twists spoiled the ending of book which began fantastically. The ending just fizzled out
Sahil Pradhan
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Why is it that many of us can narrate certain stories from our epics even in our sleep? Why do some of these characters and their destinies (Ravana or Surpanakha, for instance) perturb us so much that we tend to question the way society functions? Our epics and puranas are a source of endless inspiration — be it for writers, filmmakers, or artists — and the multitude of characters and threads take myriad shapes and directions in their able hands. The retelling of our epics is not new — in fact, ...more
Aishwary Mehta (The_Fugitive_Biker)
5th book of 2020 (129th book overall)

Quote from the Book I Liked - 'The enemies always ridicule with partial knowledge.' (Page no. 178)

Rating - 2 Stars

Plot Summary - This is the story of the greatest warrior in the Ramayana.
Meghnad was the perfect son of the tyrannical king — Raavan. Ever since his childhood, he was taught one thing: to be ruthless.
Honed by the greatest gurus, Meghnad grew up to be the conqueror of Amravati, the capital of the Devas.
He battled Lord Indra.
Sukanya Gogoi
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Title: Raavnputr Meghnad
I have seen people reading and loving the Kalki trilogy by Kevin Missal. Since I haven’t read his earlier works, there is no scope of comparing Raavnputr Meghnad with his other writings. Nevertheless, I liked the book. The story of the Ramayana has a number of retellings focusing on the primary characters mostly. But a retelling from the perspectives of the lesser known characters like Meghnad, Surpanakha, Mandodari, Urmila and a few others makes the whole narrative fresh
Jan 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Full review on my blog:

Raavanputr Meghnad is the retelling of the life and times of Meghnad the eldest son of Raavan, starting from the time he defeats the King of Indralok and hence hailed as Indrajit to his encounter with Raghav and Laxman in war. The story runs till pre-climax in parallel threads - one thread narrating Meghnad's life while the other revolving around the situations that lead to the abduction of Lady Sita by Dashanan, and her husband
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kevin Missal is undoubtedly the greatest mythological fiction storyteller this country has. People who have read the Kalki Triology and the first book from the Narasimha series would be excited to read the Kevin's 5th book - Raavnputr Meghnad.

Raavnputr Meghnad is a retelling of the epic tale RAMAYANA revolving around the abduction of Sita by Raavan, his intention behind it but focusing majorly on Meghnad's Character.

The story starts with Meghnad, how he won the title "INDRAJIT" and his plans
Siddhant Agarwal
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Raavanputr Meghnad-Prince of Lanka is a book that is not completely based on the Ramayana. As Kevin mentions in the disclaimer before the book begins, it is a story from the POV of Meghnad and is not completely faithful to the original historical source. The plot of the book traces the character development of Meghnad in 450 days and how various incidents throughout the story change his life and his understanding of the world. The plot of the book is crisp and at no point does the narrative seem ...more
Debjeet Mukherjee
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Raavanputr Meghnad" byKevin Missal is a mythological fiction based on the life of Meghnad, prince of Lanka, from the Indian epic 'Ramayana'.While the book in itself is not an accurate tale of Meghnad a.k.a. Indrajit, it serves as an entertaining interpretation and re-imagination by the author. We are thrust into the world of Illavarti inhabited by Devas, Asuras, Danavs, Manavs, Pisach, Vanars, people of Naaglok and a host of other fictional tribes and characters who play a pivotal role in ...more
Ibtesam Rahman
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ravanputr Meghnad- Prince of Lanka by Kevin Missal
290 pages
Simon and Schuster India
Set in Treta Yug, it's the story of Meghnad, the son of Ravan and how he met his love and fought for his father's cause. But it's not your everyday retelling. It's entirely different from the original epic, so definitely worth a read.
The cover is glorious much like our hero, and the title is powerful and straightforward.
I was prepared to be amazed by the book.
I didn't find anything
Shivansh Pandey
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rating 4.5/5
Time :- 6hours Read
Well, starting off with cover, it shows Meghnad holding bloodstained sword to neck of his enemy and there is thuderbolt behind him (as he defeated lord Indra)
Then moving on to content of book, Book start with prologue in which Laxman is in messy war, and he don't have much hope left after seeing Meghnad entering the battlefield. But to his ammuse Meghnad surrender himself to Laxman. Well to understand this we have to go 450 days before the war started which is our
Mrs Javvad Hasan Rizvi
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it



By Kevin Missal

Pages - 290

Genre - Mythological Fiction

Price - 250rs


PLOT - The main Protagonist of This Book is MEGHNAD also Known as Indrajit who is the Son of Raavan.

CHARACTERISATION - There were more important Characters in this Book as

Meenakshi who is Also known as Suparnika for her long, sharp Nails.

Kumbini is Meenakshi's Handmaiden

King Rocana and his Queen Sachi

Dashanan is Meenakshi's Brother.

And as the Story is Somewhere related
reader from a star
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
A book which was talked a lot about,
1st because it is the latest release by Kevin missal
2nd it is published by @simonandschusterin
So we all have it in our mind and most probably you might have seen it or have heard of it.
Now just like you, I was also excited about this book.
Meghnad is a negative character and that is the most distinctive part of the book.
I have read Shiva Trilogy, Ramchandra series by Author Amish, Narsimha by the same author but all these were heroes of Hindu mythology but
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Retelling of the well known 'Ramayana' not from the usual perspective. That being said, the book isn't about Lord Ram or Sofa. This is about Meghnad- son of Raavan, and the story from his perspective. The book though isn't as devoted to the version which we have been hearing for a very long time now, instigates a thought in our mind on what if there's more than what we have been believing so far, and how different things would become once we start looking from the other person's perspective too. ...more
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Raavanputr Meghnad

This book is based on Meghnad/Indrajeet life who is a son of Raavan as we all know.

Not the whole Ramayana is written in this book. Only write those incidents which are related to life of Meghnad.
I had not know the story of Meghnad. Only know the part which come at the time of war in Ramayana. I think there is not a particular book on Meghnad and if it is, then I don't know about that.

By reading this book I know some more thing about Meghnad. The life journey about it.
At the end
Dhruv Naik
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is my first Kevin Missal read and I have heard a lot of praise for his previous series, so I was quite excited for this book. Also, I have always enjoyed reading Indian Mythology so was waiting for its launch and pre-ordered it!!

About the Book:

On the background of Ramayana, the book traces the life of Lord Indrajit, aka Meghnad. The author tries to explain what lead him to being a soulless brutal killer with no conscience and how he respected his father Dashaanan, aka Raavan. The book also
Jan 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
When I came to know that the story "Raavanputr Meghnad" is about Raavan's son, it really piqued my interest. To me Indrajit is Raavan's son but now I know how Meghnad has got "Indrajit" as his name. The author used "Ramayana" and told it from a different perspective and when the story ended, it'll make you second-guess everything.

Meghnad is one of the great warriors and also a brilliant person who loves science and experimenting things. Kumbarkarna being portrayed as a great scientist instead of
Priya Shrinath
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story is a snippet from the mighty Ramayana itself but it ain't a story about Ram and Sita. No. It's about Meghnad, the son of Dashanan famously called Raavan the 10 headed demon.

Lord Ram, Lakshman and Lady Sita are in exile from the royal kingdom and living in disguise in the panchavati forests. One day, as Meenakshi, commonly known as Suparnika tracks down Ram and discovers that he's indeed the avatar of Lord Vishnu, she immediately devices an evil plan to take down her evil brother.

Kajol Rout
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
When I picked up this book, the first thought that came to my mind was Why the title is Meghnad? It could be Indrajeet too. & This name has more power & impact to it than that of Meghnad. So why not Indrajeet? Well I got the answer after reading the epilogue.
One thing I love about retelling is it shows an alternative perspective. & this book isn't the everyday retailing we hear. It's entirely different from the original one. The blurb is kinda misleading bcoz reading the
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Summary:Well, this is a retelling of our epic Ramayana, with focusing on the character Meghnad aka Indrajit and his lady love Prameela. I won't go into the plot because we all know the story. I will directly dive into the review.

My Take: We all have seen Meghnad from a very different prospective. He is cruel, ruthless, has no respect for women. But once you get to know the story from his point of view, you will certainly realize that he was not the villain here. I am a bengali and there is a
John  Trident
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
For all the hype that this book carried itself with surrounding it with a very nice cover design. I found it really dissapointing. As compared to it's predecessors which were absolutely stellar, it's not even close to them in terms of quality. The previous ones were far better than this. This book's performance was not up to par as it pales in comparison.

I expected much from this book, but it disappointed me to the core. This book has very less intake about the mythological character Meghnad
Krishnaveni Subbiah
Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have always been a biggest fan of Indian mythology and its where my reading journey got its greatest inspiration from. This book is a fictional story built around the epic tale of Ramayana. Its a standalone story and I absolutely loved it. The narrative has Meghnad, the son of Raavan as the protagonist. Its not exactly the portrayal of Ramayana as such but a very unique and creative fiction having its root from it. The plot on a high level is similar to Ramayana where Sita is abducted by ...more
Shraddha Hemant Patil
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Genre: Mythological Fiction.

This is my second book by the author. Having loved his first book Narasimha, I had huge expectations from this one as well. I am happy to share tha Meghnad lives up to it. It is often said that every coin has two sides, even the evil most persons has something good in him/her. This is entire concept of the book. .
If you are an Indian like me, you are not new to the concept of Ramayana. There are innumerable books written in the fondness for Lord Ram and Lady
Rainu Arora
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Title - Raavanputra Meghnad Prince of Lanka
Author - Kevin Missal
Genre - mythological fiction
Pages - 290
Format - Paperback
The story revolves around the prince of Lanka,the greatest warrior in the Ramayana, the perfect son of the tyrannical king - Raavan and how he fell in love with Prameela, a Naga princess. She knew the truth behind Sita's abduction. What was the truth? To know grab the book and read the unforgettable saga of Meghnad.
Review -
1) The cover of the book is dazzling and eye
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
This was my first book written by kevin and i was quite excited about it but it didn't stand on my expectations. Not that the book is a total failure but it didn't arouse my interest though I love Mythology. When an author tries to reconstruct a tale that has been heard or say read by everyone, their work is subject to critical analysis and that's what happened to this book in my case. Meghnad known as indrajeet is the brightest and the most important comrade to dashanan or call him Ravan. ...more
Rikita Mukul
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Raavanputr Meghnad, Prince of Lanka, is yet another Fantasy/Indian Mythology by Kevin Missal. The book as the title suggests, revolves around the life of Meghnad, son of Raavan, and the story is based upon his narrative. The events unfold beautifully connecting the dots and building a strong and potential plot.

The book also touches the love life of Meghnad which cannot be ignore too. He falls in love with Prameela, the naga princess, and she has some major role to play in the story.

Gurmit Manghnani
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Meghnad is a perfect blend of mythology and fiction.

He is great in art of illusion, from his childhood he was curious in science and had once developed small nuclear bomb. In his science exploration, his major companion is Kumbhakaran (his Uncle), and Meghnad idolizes his father Raavan, he want his validation on every work and achievements he posses.

Later Parmeela AKA Naga Princess makes her entry and thereafter a cliché love story starts between Parmeela and Meghnad.

Talking about Suparnika,
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Author: Kevin Missal
Genre: Mythology
Pages: 290.


This is a Story with Multiple Important Characters and their Part in it. Why i was Titillate towards reading this was because of Title show itself: Prince of Lanka.

The main Protagonist is Meghnad was the perfect Son Tyrannical king_ Raavan.Meghnad as Indrajit who also known by his name.
His Scheme to battled Lord Indra to rescue his Father and Getting radioactive Chintamani Stone. He Defeated Lord Ram after
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Kevin Missal is a 21 year old graduate from St. Stephen’s College, who has written four novels till now ranging from crime to mythology to horror. He had written his first book at the age of 14, which was released by the Chief Minister of Delhi. His second book was written at the age of 16 and was published by a British indie-press. He is a pioneer in writing the World’s First InstaRead and is a ...more