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Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of Ramayana

Author : Devdutt Pattanaik

About Author :

Dr Devdutt Pattanaik Born on December 11 1970 in Mumbai. Pattanaik completed his graduation in medicine from the Grant Medical College, is a medical doctor by training, a marketing manager by profession and a mythologist by passion and writes on relevance of mythology in modern times. He lectures extensively on the relevance of sacred stories, symbols and rituals in modern times. His books include 7 Secrets of Hindu Calendar Art. However, Pattanaik later chose to become a mythologist and consultant. Books written by Pattanaik includes Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata, Myth - Mithya: A Handbook of Hindu Mythology, 7 Secrets of Shiva, and The Pregnant King.

About Book :

This novel is one of the finest book written by Devdutt pattnaik. A brief introduction that gives the reader important background and information about sita's life from Ramayan. A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context An outline of key themes and plot points to guide the reader's own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis. Who is Sita? She plays a prominent role in the epic, but is a very quiet and restrained character. Her husband adores her, yet he abandons her in the end because of the persistent gossip among his subjects about Sita’s fidelity. Going through all her troubles, Sita remains quiet, does not lose her self-control and does say anything like the Draupadi of the Mahabharata.

Sita: An Illustrated Retelling Of The Ramayana explores the enigma of Sita and explains her real strength of character.It is a very interesting analysis of a woman most people might think was a weak character, who was supposed to represent the ideal of submissive womanhood. This book shows why this was not so.