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Real or Fake?


War of Lanka by Amish has been published, and has been a great hit. The specialty of this series is that it shows that things that appear in mythologies could have actually been true in real life. Let's see how.


As we know, the Ramayana talks about many unbelievable instances, like invisible men or magical bows. One such thing is the saying that Raavan has 10 heads. We know that such a thing is not possible. This leads to us saying that the Ramayana and the Mahabharat are myths. Amish says otherwise. Whether he believes in them or not, his writing gives a logical explanation to everything. I'll give some examples below.


Before that, I would like to explain why people wrote such things and believed it to be true. Many great epics including this have been passed down orally, infinite amount of times. Each time it is passed down, a few minor changes occur. Over thousands of years, the original story has been modified so much that it is almost unbelievable. We know for a fact that it is true because of satellite images of the bridge from the Sapt Sindhu to Lanka and a few other evidences. Let's see further.


10 heads

Raavan's 10 heads don't mean 10 physical heads, but the 10 emotions he feels - Lust, Mind, Anger, Envy, Delusion, Greed, Intellect, Will, Pride and Ego.

This symbolizes the feelings he has making this phrase true.


Bridge across the Sea

The mythology says that by writing "Ram" on stones, it will float, which again is not possible. Amish has given an explanation for this too. By using special kinds of stones and wood, and building it on a certain spot, it is indeed possible.


"Flying Chariot"

It is not possible for something to just levitate in air by magic. The "Pushpak Vimaan" in Amish's books tell that it wasn't really levitating by magic, but it worked similarly to our airplanes.


Mythologies show that Raavan is a bad man, full of evil and monstrosity, but Amish gives reason. It's society's fault for creating the monster it hates. This shows what grief can do to a person. It is important to not underestimate the enemy. Showing the strengths of the villain is very important. It's safe to assume that not many consider Raavan the villain, if reading this series without knowing the mythology. Raavan here has been depicted as a man who lost everything rather than a bad person.


It is so great that someone is able to give reason behind everything, making it believable. This doesn't just need creativity but also a lot of hard work and research. This makes Amish's books one of the best books in the world. Waiting eagerly for "The Rise of Meluha", the 5th and last book of the Ram Chandra series.

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