• History, Mythology+Fantasy

    The Forest of Enchantments By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

    I have read, seen and heard a dozen odd versions of the Ramayan. But the simplicity with which Chitra Banerjee’s latest “The Forest of Enchantments” lays it out, completely won me over. The book is by far one of the best versions of the Ramayan I have some across. This retelling portrays not only elements of honor, love and duty, but it also brings out the inherent sexism that has…

  • Literature+Fiction,  Women in Books

    Chitra Banerjee and Before We Visit The Goddess #AtoZChallenge

      “Ebb and flow, ebb and flow, our lives. Is that why we’re fascinated by the steadfastness of stars? The water reaches my calves. I begin the story of the Pleiades, women transformed into birds so Swift and bright that no man could snare them.” ― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Before We Visit the Goddess If ever you feel like reading a fiction, that holds within its pages a deep tale, with elements…

  • Books-U Write I Say,  Literature+Fiction

    Book Review: Before We Visit The Goddess By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

    “What is the nature of life? Life is lines of dominoes falling. One thing leads to another, and then another, just like you’d planned. But suddenly a Domino gets skewed, events change direction, people dig in their heels, and you’re faced with a situation that you didn’t see coming, you who thought you were so clever.” ― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Before We Visit the Goddess If ever you feel like…