Hello guys, here is the time of Diwali celebration, happiness and enjoyment for all.
Diwali is celebrated 20 days after the “Lord Ram” killed ‘Ravana’ and rescued ‘sita’ from captivity in Lanka. The celebration marks the return of Lord Ram to Ayodha after 14 year of exile and this all related with Ramayana.
So, here is 5 books with a different perspective or the tale of Ramayana giving the different perspective :
1. Asura by Anand Neelakantan:
This tries to explain the tale of Ramayana through demon king ‘Ravana’ and his people’s perspective . Ramayana seems to have been told only from the perspective of the victors. In Asura, one gets to learn the tale from the viewpoint of ‘Ravana’ and lanka. This book finally makes us question, if something was evil just because it was portrayed in that manner.
2. Sita’s Ramayana by Samhita Arni:
The perspective of the queen ‘Sita’ this novel about the fate of women, children, animals and nature stuck in the middle of a war, as a strong and resilient woman and gives us a sneek peek into the lives of woman, who become pawns in wars between men and kingdoms. The Ramayana is an over-interpreted epic, where ‘sita’ is usually a stereotype of a perfect Indian wife. Everyone has positioned her character in that manner. ‘Sita’ was the hero of story. It is time to celebrate the wise and courageous ‘Sita’ in this brilliant graphic novel.
3. Hanuman’s Ramayana by Devdutt Pattanalk:
This novel is based on Mithila folk paintings. The Hanuman’s version of the Ramayana narrated humorously.
As the story of Hunuman’s Ramayana unfolds, humorously and gently,so does the idea that there is no one vision of the well loved story about Ram, Sita, Hunuman and Ravana. A story belongs to no one person. It can have as many forms as there tellers, it can grow and change, and each time it make us see it afresh.
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4. Sita’s Sister by Kavita Kane:
The novel is about the epic tale of Ramayana through the standpoint of Urmila, a woman with a resolve and dedication that can find no parallel in history. Urmila, sita’s sister and Lakshman’s wife is one of the most overlooked character in Ramayana. While sita prepare to go into exile, she decided to stay back and take care of her in-laws. This book tell, why she agreed to stay behind in place, waiting for her husband for fourteen long years.
5. Sita’s Ascent by Vayu Naidu :
The most of us think that Ramayana ends with the triumph of Ram over Ravana, this novel begins with the six months pregnant Sita being driven to Valmiki’s ashram. stories, apart from giving hope, must be told and shared so, everyone can try to understand the experience of life from another point of view, says Sita in Vayu Naidu debut novel Sita Ascent, a retelling of the Ramayana epic with sita cast in the main role. A performer of folktales, Naidu tries to bring to her readers “a reimagining of the idea of woman as goddess.”The book gives us beautiful insight into the minds of different character of Ramayana.