[BOOKS] ✭ Sita ✷ Devdutt Pattanaik – Agedanna.info

Sita SITA AN ILLUSTRATED RETELLING OF THE RAMAYANAIt Is Significant That The Only Character In Hindu Mythology, A King At That, To Be Given The Title Of Ekam Patni Vrata, Devoted To A Single Wife, Is Associated With The Most Unjust Act Of Abandoning Her In The Forest To Protect Family Reputation This Seems A Deliberate Souring Of An Uplifting Narrative Rams Refusal To Remarry To Produce A Royal Heir Adds To The Complexity The Intention Seems To Be To Provoke Thought On Notions Of Fidelity, Property And Self ImageAnd So The Mythologist And Illustrator Devdutt Pattanaik Retells The Ramayana, Drawing Attention To The Many Oral, Visual And Written Retellings Composed In Different Times, In Different Places, By Different Poets, Each One Trying To Solve The Puzzle In Its Own Unique Way This Book Approaches Ram By Speculating On Sita Her Childhood With Her Father, Janaka, Who Hosted Sages Mentioned In The Upanishads Her Stay In The Forest With Her Husband, Who Had To Be A Celibate Ascetic While She Was In The Prime Of Her Youth Her Interactions With The Women Of Lanka, Recipes She Exchanged, Emotions They Shared Her Connection With The Earth, Her Mother, And With The Trees, Her Sisters Her Role As The Goddess, The Untamed Kali As Well As The Demure Gauri, In Transforming The Stoic Prince Of Ayodhya Into God

About the Author: Devdutt Pattanaik

Dr Devdutt Pattanaik born December 11, 1970 is an Indian physician turned leadership consultant, mythologist and author whose works focus largely on the areas of myth, mythology, and also management He has written a number of books related to Hindu mythology, including Myth Mithya A Handbook of Hindu Mythology, a novel, The Pregnant King, and Jaya An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharat

10 thoughts on “Sita

  1. says:

    I never really liked the Ramayana Reasons 1 I thought it was too righteous or glorifying the righteous2 I did not like the fact that Rama abandoned Sita3 I thought it did not have shades of grey like the Mahabharata.But let me tell you, that after reading this version, this retelling of it, I am blown, I am impressed Particularly by Rama and his wisdom I have now learnt to appr

  2. says:

    I never had a fascination for Ramayana,because I ve always seen Sita as a victim of gender oppression,who spends her life loving and longing for Ram, only to be rejected not once but twice for no fault of hers.However,this book gave me an entirely new perspective of the great epic Pattanaik does not write it in the conventional manner by focusing the tale on Ram, rather his central cha

  3. says:

    Fantastic When I reached page 250 almost 5 6th of the book at which point Sita is freed I finally allowed myself the comparison that had been bubbling inside my head for a while Jaya, an illustrated retelling of the Mahabharata by the same author, ranks among my top five books of all time Thus far, this book had not really touched those levels Rationalisation was easy the Mahabharata is perhap

  4. says:

    One awesome read words fail me to describe this book But Pattanaik once again proved that however many times a story is repeated, there s always something new , if one is talented enough to get to know the reader s pulse It taught me many lessons of life which I oft forget But still I am irked at Ram foe all that he does towards Sita in the latter half of the book Lakshman is whom I can correlate with

  5. says:

    Within infinite myths lies an eternal truth Who sees it all Varuna has but a thousand eyes Indra, a hundred, You and I, only two Ramayana is an age old saga that has been passed on from generation to generation through two primary means of communication maukhik orally and likhit written Another medium got added to the list much later that of moving pictures, and this has been utilized multitude of times in na

  6. says:

    This book is fantastic.My mind was blown seeing the epic story of Ramayana in a different yet the very way we should and have to see it.I ve been introduced to Ramayana by TV series, movies Never through literature I ve its book in my home But every time I read it, I have to put it down in the middle Next time when I read it, I read from the start and the same story goes and is going since many years.Why this book is

  7. says:

    This book is almost an Dissertation on Ramayana in it s many renditions across languages and continents And yet, at the centre of the book is the many stories and tales that add up to the familiar story of Sita s Ram I loved the way the author tried to step aside from any agenda and diligently present the various disambiguation on the said story at the end of each story.Lot of the stories I had already come across and hence

  8. says:

    I ve always liked Mahabharat than the Ramayan There s no fun when there are no shades of evil But then, when I read the story again and again, I found the righteousness and perfectionism of Ram to be the real evil I loved the prologue which compared Ramayan Mahabharat which actually sounded like a warning of Ram s actions to me To all those who believe that the Mahabharata is realistic and complex than the Ramayana In one, the pro

  9. says:

    First line To all those who believe that the Mahabharata is realistic and complex than the Ramayana May they realize that..Well researched and presented in a crisp format The illustrations are apt and marvellous, and the author s commentary at the end of each chapter is the icing on the cake, setting the context by summarising the various prominent versions.Has ignited the curiosity to read the various versions of different character s poi

  10. says:

    I am utterly disappointed with this book Let me make it clear at the start that I m disappointed because of my expectations of the author, based on past books, and not because the book itself has major flaws.After reading and enjoying The Pregnant King and Jaya by Devdutt Pattanaik, I had high expectations from this book Dr.Pattanaik s story telling, I thought had a marvelous way of constructing the narrative, devoid of the over devout tone that on

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *