Zoya Akhtar unveils the cover of Amish's upcoming blockbuster – Raavan-Enemy of Aryavarta

Raavan-Enemy of Aryavarta is the third book in the Ramchandra series and the cover was unveiled via Facebook livestream at Crossword store (Juhu) in Mumbai.

  • Zoya Akhtar unveils the cover of Amish's upcoming blockbuster – Raavan-Enemy of Aryavarta
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Celebrated author Amish unveiled the cover of his much-awaited third book of the Ram Chandra Series - Raavan- Enemy of Aryavarta. The cover was unveiled via Facebook livestream at Crossword store (Juhu) in Mumbai as the author engaged in a conversation with eminent director, Zoya Akhtar. Published by Westland, the book is slated to hit the stores on 1st July, 2019.

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At the launch, Amish and Zoya indulged in a riveting conversation about how Amish’s book Raavan will be different from the modern view of him, and closer to the more ancient versions. Through this book, Raavan-Enemy of Aryavarta, Amish will chronicle the tale of Raavan, a pirate, a scholar, a warrior, and a king and will explore that most interesting question: Was Raavan history’s greatest villain?

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Examining the complex nature of the book, Amish said, "I have followed a narrative structure called the multi-linear narrative for the Ram Chandra Series. So book 1 of the series, Ram-Scion of Ikshvaku, told the story of Lord Ram from his birth to the kidnapping of Lady Sita. Book 2, Sita-Warrior of Mithila, chronicled the tale from the birth of Lady Sita to her kidnapping. And the third book, Raavan-Enemy of Aryavarta, tells the tale from the birth of Raavan to the kidnapping of Lady Sita. All these 3 narratives merge from the fourth book onwards. It’s a complex structure, but it helps you gain a deeper understanding of all three principal characters of the series. And I think my readers like complexities!"

Delving into the representation of Amish's Raavan, Zoya Akhtar said "We grew up knowing the story, hearing the story of Raavan from the TV serials, so it was very interesting for me to hear what Amish has to say. He said that there is a lot of depth to this character. Because when you have such a strong hero as Lord Ram, you end up having a strong persona opposing him as well. So Raavan will also have to be strong, but in a different way."

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Speaking about the previous book Immortals of Meluha Zoya Akhtar said, "I wanted the rights of the book as soon as I had read it and I was already imagining Hritik playing the role."

This book cover release was indeed a special one as in Amish's previous book covers he never revealed the face of the protagonist. Raavan's illustration in the book cover perfectly defines his persona. 


 Raavan-Enemy of Aryavarta is the third book in Amish’s Ram Chandra series after Ram-Scion of Ikshvaku and Sita-Warrior of Mithila. The Ram Chandra Series is the second fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history. Before this, Amish had written the Shiva Trilogy (Immortals of Meluha, Secret of the Nagas, and Oath of the Vayuputras) which is the fastest selling book series in Indian publishing history. Amish has also written a non-fiction book called Immortal India. All of Amish’s books together have over 5 million copies in print.


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