Think Big To Win By Shubha Vilas - Review

Ramayan, an epic that is a bedtime story for kids, a point of reference for students and a way of living and worship for adults. The epic has seen several re-tellings over the years. Be it the narrative of Sita, Urmila, Lakshman, or Bharata, the re-tellings never failed to entice the readers. Despite having numerous re-tellings that already took the position in hit charts, the new version by Shubha Vilas, Think Big to Win, the 6th installment in the Game of Life series has a new perspective to the whole tale. 

The real-life adaptation

The author has seamlessly connected the tale to the lives of the new generation, Gen Z, as we say. The lessons that are conveyed are translated in the millennial context without losing the essence. This in turn is the highlight of the book. In several instances, the author, with the lucid narration has pulled a thread of complicated lives and complex relationship hassles.

Nothing looks the same

While reading the book, nothing looks the same as we felt while listening to or reading about Ramayana till now. All that we have seen is love between brothers, spouses, brotherhood, enmity, and the victory of good over evil. But 'Think Big to Win' is a beautiful rendition beyond the obvious that we have failed to see. Game of Life series is a revolution in Indian mythological retelling.

Powerful Sita 

While I have read numerous retellings that depict Sita as a woman of substance and have despised the injustice that happened to her, nothing has prepared me for this powerful woman who unleashes her fury on the man whom she loved, married, and finally rejected for not giving her the due respect. What a wonderful rendition.  

Practical lesson from mythology

The book is a practical lesson indeed for the laymen under the context of the Ramayana. Read it carefully to imbibe the lessons and re read it for everytime you will see a different perspective.

Mind management books are plenty but one that brings entertainment, philosophy and self help - this is what we need and that's what Think Big to Win stands for. Grabbing a copy of the previous books in the Game of Life series soon...


Comments

  1. Very insightful review. Nothing can be compared when it comes to the learning and teaching of the Ramayana. It’s a perfect blend of leadership qualities and service attitude that we can learn from every character in the Ramayana. I will surely check it for my boy.
    - Anjali

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  2. connecting and presenting our epic "Ramayana" with a new fresh perspective in indeed a great idea. will surly check out this book dear. thanks for sharing your honest review with us.

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  3. Ramayana is a classic epic that we all feel connected. And when writers ike Shubha Vilas are coming with a fresh perspective, it gives all the reasons to to give it a read.

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  4. Di last year I too have read this book and I was like my God this kind of book must be read by all which i not that epic that we are used to reading but something very different. Also, the part on Sita that you write is very much true. Amazing review di

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  5. i am a big fan of mythological retellings. i have a curiosity to know the perspective of female protagonist of our epics. and this book seema perfect pick to know. I loved the way you wrote about Sita.

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  6. I love mythology especially the Ramayana. It teaches so many values that one needs to know to live life better. Thank you for sharing .. will try to read it soon.

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  7. After Thriller the genre I love the most is Mythology. The reason is simple. It gives me the chance to learn many things and good lessons to add in my kitty. Ramayana we all read in our childhood days. The review and the view about Sita you shared took my heart. A bang On Review

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  8. Very insightful review. I also love mythology as it hives me a lot of different view and insights what i unable to find in other.

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  9. Manisha - The book surely looks interesting and I know a perfect Gen Z in my family who really needs this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. i love mythology movies rather than reading them i have seen ramayan on tv and would love to watch it again but reading it nahh

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  11. Very beautifully reviewed. True there are so many variants and retelling of the Ramayana each with the author perspective and add ons. This book surely seems to have something interesting for the readers.

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  12. Sita is such an elegant yet powerful character for re-telling! I feel that there are multiple folds to her personality that everytime you will be stunned by a newer re-telling!

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  13. The book seems to weave a very interesting spin off from the Ramayana. The great epic has seen so many contemporary avatars, and this one sounds really unique.

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  14. After reading your review, I really want to give this book a read. Want to know the authors perspective. Practical lesson from mythology is always fascinating.

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  15. This book looks like a great read. There have been a lot of mythological fictions now but real life adaption is something everyone needs. And the title grabs the attention instantly.

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  16. The plot looks amazingly intriguing and your review is far the more convincing me to pick this book up

    Sindhu

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  17. Must commend you with your great review on this book! You really made it more interesting for me to look more deeper on what the book is about and way beyond what it's title says. Kudos to you!

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  18. The name of the book is perfect. The plot seems very interacting and interesting too. Will definitely check out this book.

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  19. I love reading this genre of books and I am a fan of Ramayana. I would love to get this book to see how it relates to the current situations. This will be perfect for my next read.

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  20. I kind of loved the concept of the book, thanks a lot for sharing about it at length, am surely picking-it up st earliest

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  21. Had never heard of a mind management book with its roots in Ramayana. Site's character has got me intrigued. I would live to read about the strong one.

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  22. My father in law , always insisted to read Ramayan and last year we have read Ramayan with family. Discussed about powerful Sita , dedication Hanuman. Nothing best than Ramayan to teach good lesson to children.

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