Book Review

Book Review: “Ramayana: Stand Strong” by Subha Vilas


The Ramayana is not a story. It’s a way of life. It’s the game of life.

Life is a constant reminder that nothing, however powerful in one season, remains unchanging. The endless cycles of change can truly us if we are unprepared to face its realities. However, we often see these changing times as problems larger than they really are. Many issues in life when perceived with fear, result in pain; but when perceived with CLARITY, result is FREEDOM.

Situations of helplessness are almost always created by our own limited imagination.

Do you have the courage to face your fears?
Stand Strong, the fourth book in Ramayana: The Game of Life series reminds us through its eternal stories — such as the tale of brothers Vali and Sugriva — that life is like a high-risk treasure hunt: one often has to walk through a maze of confusing paths while being chased by dangerously complex dilemmas to find the hidden treasure of wisdom.


Cover: 4.5/5
Title: 4.5/5
Blurb: 4.5/5
Presentation: 5/5
Plot: 5/5

Final Rating: 5/5

The cover is very soothing and relaxing. I am pleased with the fact, that the cover has been designed simply because Ramayana is all about simplicity.

Just like the cover, the Title “Ramayana: Stand Strong” is really appropriate for the story used in the plot and it’s teachings.

The blurb gives an exact insight about what this book talks about. The blurb in itself is motivational and inspiring to pick the book.

This Book “Ramayana : Stand Strong” is an modern version of the Kishkindha Kanda of “Ramayana”. It talks about the fight between the brothers Sugriva and Bali, and provides with the lessons one must utilise in today’s world.

I am really happy with how the author has used situations and lessons of “Sat-Yuga”, to teach how these can be implemented in today’s competitive life for betterment.

This Books also talks about why Hanuman became friends with Sugriva and how he found Lord Rama with his help.

It is a long read, but still the story keeps you hooked throughout.

The language used in narration is lucid, crisp and easy to understand. It has been written in such a manner that despite being the fourth book of the series, you can begin with this novel.

All the characters are portrayed very carefully with explaination about their background as well.

All is all, This book has a lot of lessons to offer as you as you dive in the spiritual journey of Ramayana.

It is a must read for everyone for better understanding of the character of Rama, and why he chose Sugriva over Bali.

It is one of the most motivational and inspirational book, I have read.

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