The Forest of Enchantments - Chitra Banerjee (Paperback)

The Forest of Enchantments - Chitra Banerjee   (Paperback)

The Forest of Enchantments - Chitra Banerjee (Paperback)

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  • Publisher :  HarperCollins India; 1st edition (31 October 2019)

  • Language :  English

  • Paperback :  372 pages

  • ISBN-10 :  9353573572

  • ISBN-13 :  978-9353573577

  • Item Weight :  500 g

  • Dimensions :  14.15 x 2.79 x 21.51 cm

  • Country of Origin :  India

  • Condition : New


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!'


About the Author

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an award-winning and bestselling author, poet, activist and teacher of writing. Her work has been published widely, in magazines and anthologies, and her books have been translated into twenty-nine languages. Several of her works have been made into films and plays.
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