Sita :An Illustrated Retelling Of The Ramayana


Devdutt Pattanaik



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Publication Year 2013


ISBN-10 0143064320

Paper Back

Number of Pages 318 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 23x18x2
Weight (grms) 408

The Chariot stopped far from the city in the middle of the forest. Sita alighted, eager to walk amongst the trees. The charioteer, Lakshman, remained seated. Sensing he had something to say, Sita paused Lakshman finally spoke, eyes to the ground, 'Your husband, my elder brother, Ram, King of Ayodhya, wants you to know that the streets are full of gossip. your reputation is in question. The rules are clear: a king's wifre should be above all doubt. The scion of the raghu clan has therefore ordered you to stay may not reveal to anyone that you were once Ram's queen.'Sita watched Lakshman's nostrils flare. She felt his embarasssment and his rage. she wanted to reach out and reassure him, but she restrained herself. 

'You Feel your Ram has abandoned his Sita, don't you? she asked gently.

'But he has not. He cannot.

He is God - he abandons no one. 

And I am Goddess - I cannot be abandoned by anyone.'

A mystified Lakshman retruned to Ayodhya, while Sita smiled in the forest and unbound her hair.

Devdutt Pattanaik

Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik is a medical doctor by training, a marketing manager by profession and a mythologist by passion. He lectures extensively on the relevance of sacred stories, symbols and rituals in modern times. His books include 7 Secrets of Hindu Calendar Art, Shiva: An Introduction, Vishnu: An Introduction, Devi: An Introduction, Hanuman: An Introduction, Lakshmi: An Introduction, Krishna: An Introduction, Shiva to Shankara: Decoding the Phallic Symbol, Goddesses in India, Man Who Was a Woman and Other Queer Tales from Hindu Lore and Indian Mythology: Stories, Symbols and Rituals from the Heart of the Subcontinent.

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