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The Forest of Enchantments

Narrated by: Suchitra Pillai
Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
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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, as Chitra transforms an ancient story into a gripping, contemporary battle of wills. While the Ramayana resonates even today, she makes it more relevant than ever, in the underlying questions in the novel: How should women be treated by their loved ones? What are their rights in a relationship? When does a woman need to stand up and say, 'Enough!'

©2019 Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Fabulous

loved it, the story captures all the aspects of Sita's life. really amazing. i liked

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Exceptional Narration!

Suchitra Pillai's Narration, her voice, command over the language and expressing emotions in the right places. Wow!! So impressed and floored by her talent.

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Enlightening

Dear Author
God bless you for writing this book. May Goddess Sita bless all us daughters. In full faith.

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