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A tale of valour, love and sorrow

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-03-21

I had tears in my eyes when I finished listening to the last few words of the epilogue. The powerful narration of Suchitra Pillai for the heart wrenching Sitayan by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, combine to make the fable so powerful and inspiring that one gets transported to the era of Ram Rajya. The book unfolds the deepest sorrows of Sita’s journey and surfaces them so beautifully through her untold story that it shakes you from within. The story exudes the strength of a woman and the other women who come in her path. It reveals a tender soul who was born with healing powers, endured injustice which she didn’t deserve but finally stood up to say ‘no more’ when tested time to time. It’s a miraculous book, inspiring me and jolting me from within to believe in one’s own power while staying kind. Amazing piece of literary art, symbolic of divine feminine strength!