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The Forest of Enchantments
- Written by: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
- Narrated by: Suchitra Pillai
- Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
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, often misunderstood and relegated to the margins: Kaikeyi, Surpanakha, Mandodari. A powerful comment on duty, betrayal, infidelity and honour, it is also about women's struggle to retain autonomy in a world that privileges men.
Mesmerising narration for an okay story
- By Amit Si on 25-11-19
Well worth it
Suchitra Pillai has narrated with a finesse. I enjoyed reading The Palace of Illusions and this book also delivers a woman's perspective in a touching way.