Literature+Fiction,  Women in Books

Sita in a New Avatar #AtoZChallenge

“What matters is not a weapon but the woman who wields that weapon.”

 -Amish Tripathi, Sita: Warrior of Mithila

What do we know of Sita? She is the one who decides to be with Ram under all circumstances, as that’s what is considered her sacred duty. She is the epitome of harmony, even in the face of extreme hardships. Sita, as we know her, is always known as the wife of Ram, rather than having much of an individual identity.

Amish’s Sita is an all together different women. Not typically your shy and coy bride, but she is a brave warrior. Educated, intelligent and trained in warfare, she possesses great mental and physical strength to deal with most challenges. Sita seeks mutual love and respect from her partner.

If you have read the Meluha series, you surely would be familiar with Amish’s style of writing. He has this innate way of bringing forth mythology and their characters in a simple form, along with creating a sort of mystic aura around them. It is his sheer imagination that drags me to his writing- the powerful characters that depict every shade of human emotion and personalities.

The first book in the series explored the tale of Ram. Part two chronicles Sita’s journey from an infant to the prime minister of Mithila, and to finally wed the Prince of Ayodhya. I loved the portrayal of Sita, all with her strength and agility. At a time when India lies divided, with concerns over the demon king of Lanka Raavan gaining power, Sita the Princess of Mithila has tough challenges to tackle. She is the abandoned baby, adopted by the ruler of Mithila. Yet this once powerless young girl rises against all odds.

This post is a part of the A to Z Blogging Challenge where I write about twenty six women characters from books, who have left an impact on me. You can read the previous posts here- Women in Books 

The book is available on Amazon in paperback and e-book format.

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