Thursday, February 19, 2015

REVIEW: "Ramayana - The Game of Life: Shattered Dreams"


Book Name: Ramayana - The Game Of Life: Shattered Dreams (Part-II)
Author: Shubha Vilas
Publisher: JAICO Publishing house
ISBN: 978-81-849-531-6
Pages: 387
Price: INR 350

The book titled - "Ramayana - The Game Of Life (Shattered Dreams) Part- II is the socond book in the series Ramayana- Th Game of life where the part-I titled "The Rise Of Sun Prince" was a great success authored by Shubha Vilas, a famous motivational and inspiring speaker. 
The author in the book has a done a great work by compiling and comparing the modern day life with the life from the epic - Ramayana. The book leads to the connectivity of oour lives with the Valmiki's Ramayana, narrating the drama of Lord Rama's exile. Shubha Vilas presents the characters in the book in a appealing manner where the challenges and turbulations of life are entwined and highlighted.
The book revolves arond the life of many - Rama, Dasratha, Kekeyi, Bharat, Laxman and many others. It highlights the drama of Rama's exile. The persona of Rama's life is being brought out largely in the book. The books is narrated in a manner that is easy to grasp and compare to the present situations and scenarios of life. The best part of the book is that it links and teaches the mythology by relating concepts from Ramayana by applying them to the dealings and schedules of the life of recent times. It closely brings out the relations and associations of man's life.
The books takes us on a tour of Indian mythology and how the lessons of life in those times could be infused into today's life. The management of life in a sensitive and meaningful manner is necessary.
The life of the characters in the books takes us towards optimism and ensures an individual to take up decisions and orders by stepping out of the comfort zone and taking a step closer towards the contentment in life. 
The footnotes in the book enlighten and enthuse one with the solutions of lots of questions and doubts that come up in the connection of one's life by providing an insight through the quotes and lessons. The lessons of relationships, trust, faith, discipline, rules, regulations, forgiveness, obedience, amongst the whole list of morals and life's values.
There are lot of amazing comparisons that have been brought out in the book which would provide insight to an individual about one's own character making one realize about the essencce of life. It is important that one makes moral infusions into one's character and leads life responsibly.
The author has done complete justice to the great epic Ramayana by detailing the characters and bringing out their relevance in present scenario. The cover of the book is a representation of the human's state of mind, which intrigues a lots of queries, and most of which are answered in this journey of beautiful saga - Ramayana-The Game of Life: Shattered Dreams.
About the author: Shubha Vilas is a spiritual seeker and a motivational speaker who graduated as an engineer and also as a patent lawyer specializing in intellectual property law. He believes that a good teacher sees learning and teaching as integral twin aspects of personal and spiritual growth.
Rating: 4.5/5 (One of the must read book that provides a deep insight into one's own life.)


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