Surprised to hear the chant of her beloved’s name, Ram, in a desolate corner of Ravana’s Ashok Vatika, further surprise awaited Sita. How did the Vanara know her? And what was he doing in Ravana’s kingdom?
Sita, the pious princess of Mithila, is undoubtedly one of the most revered women in Indian history. She is so well known, yet probably the least understood. At every juncture in life, she chose grace over self-pity. She accepted suffering and sacrifice as part and parcel of life. Her longing and reverence for Rama knew no end. Even in the toughest moments of her life, she was completely devoted to her husband.
Maa Sita was someone so human, yet so divine.
Sita: A Tale of Ancient Love is the story of Ramayana through the eyes of Sita. The author, Bhanumathi Narasimhan, takes the readers on a poignant journey, during which they cannot help becoming a part of Janaki. Sita: A Tale of Ancient Love does not just bear testimony to Sita’s unconditional love for Lord Rama, but also the true strength of a woman.
Genre: History & Religion
Published: October 2021
Number of Pages: 304
Author: Bhanumathi Narasimhan
Publisher: Penguin eBury Press