Sita

Devdutt Pattanaik
10/3/2015 11:37 AM

Devdutt Pattanaik is retelling the country's most popular story through the eyes of Sita. SITA - An Illustrated Retelling of the RAMAYANA (Marathi translation) is not a simple retelling of Valmiki's account, Pattanaik tells a straight story, ending with varying accounts of a particular incident. Pattanaik's Ramayana is as informative as it is gripping.

Sita an Illustrated Retelling of the Ramayana attempts to tell Sita’s story from a fresh perspective. Pattanaik, offers more details about a woman’s world than most other versions of the Ramayana.

Birth : 'She was born of the earth and raised amongst sages.'

Marriage: ' Janaka told her to bring happiness into marriage, rather than seek happiness from it.'

Exile: 'She followed her husband to ensure he never felt incomplete.'

Abduction: 'Her body could be imprisoned, but never her mind.'

Anticipation : 'From her faith came her patience.'

Rescue : 'Lanka desire her submission. Ayodhya demanded her innocence.'

Freedom : 'He remained trapped in culture, but nature set her free.'

"बारा वर्षं रामायण एकलं, तरी 'रामाची सीता कोण?' " अशी मराठीत एक म्हण आहे. 

सीता वाचल्यावरजाणवंत, की हा प्रश्न विचारणारा अडाणी नसून त्या प्रश्नाची हेटाई करण्यात अडाणीपण आहे. वाचा तर, रामाची सीता कोण .

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