Book Review: Bhumika by Aditya Iyengar|A Feminist retelling of Sita

Bhumika, the queen who stood up for her people, removed gender biases in a male-dominated society and stood proud by her choices is a fiction rendition of the popular character ‘Sita’ from the epic ‘Ramayana’. Sita, in Valmiki’s ashram, is asked to watch a play performed on the eternal love story of Ram-Sita, a taleContinue reading “Book Review: Bhumika by Aditya Iyengar|A Feminist retelling of Sita”

Book Review: The Forest of Enchantments by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni|A Modern-day take on The Ramayana|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): The Ramayana, one of the world’s greatest epics, is also a tragic love story. In this brilliant retelling, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni places Sita at the centre of the novel: this is Sita’s version. The Forest of Enchantments is also a very human story of some of the other women in the epic,Continue reading “Book Review: The Forest of Enchantments by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni|A Modern-day take on The Ramayana|”

Book Review: “Sita: The Warrior of Mithila”

Hey folks, I finished the much-anticipated book of 2017 (especially for Indian book lovers) and it took me 3 days to finish this book (that’s because breathing and eating and sleeping consumes most of my time 😛 ) Blurb (as on Goodreads) India, 3400 BCE. India is beset with divisions, resentment, and poverty. The peopleContinue reading “Book Review: “Sita: The Warrior of Mithila””