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THE FOREST OF ENCHANTMENTS

Product Code: 5197

599

Author CHITRA BANERJEE DIVAKARUNI
Publisher HarperCollins
Language English
ISBN No. 9789353025984
Binding Hardcover
No of Pages 359
Age Group 15 Years +

The Forest of Enchantments

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!'

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