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Sita author Devdutt Pattanaik

read & download Sita author Devdutt Pattanaik Sita author Devdutt Pattanaik review ´ 103 free read à eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Devdutt Pattanaik 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 se. Fantastic When I reached page 250 almost 56th 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 perhaps a complex and interesting tale because of the sheer number of characters the back stories and the grey shades that permeate every character in it There were many little nuggets I hadn t known about earlier and that made the reading exciting On a relative note the Ramayana is linear and there are a limited number of layers that the author can add to situations or characters I consoled myself with the fact that the narration was as spectacular as Jaya and I had gained at least a couple of perspectives beyond my current understanding of the epic and its underlying philosophies Aham and Aham Brahmasmi for example I did wonder though why the author had to call it Sita there wasn t really a justificationAnd then I continued reading It is in Uttara Ramayana that the author really comes into his own almost like a reflection of his protagonist Sita The author had mentioned a dichotomy of prakriti nature and sanskriti culture on several occasions and Sita s separation from Ram gives her the freedom to live her life in tune with the former This section shows the maturity of Sita s character and also becomes a justification of the title for we truly understand that Ram and Sita are inseparable as concepts Despite knowing the story the narration in the final pages really tug at your heart Ram s characterisation also deserves a mention He is steadfast in his dharma and does not expect any understanding from anyone else including fate He implicitly knows that Sita is the only one capable of understanding his reasons and actions fully His perspectives are not blind in fact several times in the course of the book he justifies the positions and actions of characters who might be considered antagonists His faith in karma and dharma are unflappable and the author brings out the Maryada Purushottam really well The narrative largely remains faithful to Valmiki s version but also has an eclectic mix of other versions At some points in the book we also get an understanding not just of the then prevalent societal s but also their reasons It is a wonderful read and takes its rightful place beside Jaya as a favourite PS If you have read Jaya and noted the difference between Jaya and Vijaya watch out for the parallel take on Durga and Shakti

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read & download Sita author Devdutt Pattanaik Sita author Devdutt Pattanaik review ´ 103 free read à eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Devdutt Pattanaik Sted 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. 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 storyLot of the stories I had already come across and hence i was interested in knowing what the various interpretations were For example I was surprised to find in Assamese Ramayana Kusa was actually created by Valmiki since he had lost the Lava while babysitting or how in Thai Ramayana Hanuman is not celebate but a warrior who sires many children These are nothing compared to some of the interpretations which have been extremely well researched by the author The philosophical debates around a good king vs good husband the concept of divinity varna vs Jati etc were sort of simplified I would have used dumbed down but then I think it is unfair to the author Lakshmana and Hanuman come out better than Ram and Sita becomes nature herself The subtle humor in some of the stories held the book from becoming a research paper The author is not trying to tell a compelling tale he just tries to tell a complete tale World of difference when it comes to which story to include and which to drop For example the story of Inderjit s taming of Lakshmana and Sugriva s excesses after his victory over Vali were there since it got represented in one of the interpretations The many interpretations are indicative of how the tale has inspired people to seek their own image of a perfect kingI think this is a edible non mega serial version of the epic which is a good goto book for all ages

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read & download Sita author Devdutt Pattanaik Sita author Devdutt Pattanaik review ´ 103 free read à eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Devdutt Pattanaik Ems 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 uniue way This book approaches Ram by speculating on Sita her childhood with her father Janaka who ho. This book is fantasticMy mind was blown seeing the epic story of Ramayana in a different yet the very way we should and have to see itI 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 yearsWhy this book is different than all the stories I ve heard I ve heard stories from Ram s perspective watched series from Ravan s perspective All these years of wanting to read something from Sita s point of view but never really realizing it and coming across this book was I ll say totally coincidence I have lost the count of people I ve told this story to The starting is superb The ending is mesmerizing All in all it filled the parts of Ramayana where I had doubts since ages Reading Sita in my opinion was reading a fan fiction of Ramayana but in a good way a way I would have liked to read Well it bugged me a big time that Sita is not the superhero of this book at some points When I saw the whole picture it didn t bother me I didn t mind who was the hero at what parts or anything

  • Paperback
  • 328
  • Sita author Devdutt Pattanaik
  • Devdutt Pattanaik
  • English
  • 01 February 2020
  • 9780143064329

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    Sita author Devdutt Pattanaik (Free) I never really liked the Ramayana Reasons1 I thought it was too righteous or glorifying the righteous2 I did not like the fact that

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    free read à eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Devdutt Pattanaik Sita author Devdutt Pattanaik (Free) I never had a fascination for Ramayanabecause I've always seen Sita as a victim of gender oppressionwho spends her life loving and longing for Ram only to be rejected not once but twice for no fault of hersHoweverthis book gave me an entirely new perspective of the great epic Pattanaik does not write it in the convention

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    free read à eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Devdutt Pattanaik Devdutt Pattanaik ´ 3 free download read & download Sita author Devdutt Pattanaik This book is fantasticMy mind was blown seeing the epic story of Ramayana in a different yet the very way we should and have to see itI'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 yearsWhy this book is different than all the sto

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    Sita author Devdutt Pattanaik (Free) 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 alwa

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    Sita author Devdutt Pattanaik (Free) read & download Sita author Devdutt Pattanaik Within infinite myths lies an eternal truth Who sees it all? Varuna has but a thousand eyes Indra a hundred You and I only twoRamayana 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 nar

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    read & download Sita author Devdutt Pattanaik Sita author Devdutt Pattanaik (Free) Devdutt Pattanaik ´ 3 free download 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 storyLot of the stories I had already come across and hen

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    Devdutt Pattanaik ´ 3 free download free read à eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Devdutt Pattanaik Sita author Devdutt Pattanaik (Free) 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

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    Sita author Devdutt Pattanaik (Free) First line To all those who believe that the Mahabharata is realistic and complex than the Ramayana May they realize thatWell researched and presented in a crisp format The illustrations are apt and marvellous and

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