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Author Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee, 1956- author.

Title The forest of enchantments / Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.

Publication Info. Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India : HarperCollins Publishers India, [2019]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Fiction  F DIVAKARU    DUE 08-08-19
 Nichols Adult Fiction  F DIVAKARU    ON HOLDSHELF
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1 copy ordered for Naper Blvd. Adult Fiction on 07-11-2019.
Description 359 pages ; 23 cm
Summary 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!
Subject Vālmīki. Rāmāyaṇa -- Fiction.
Epic poetry, Indic -- Fiction.
ISBN 9789353025984
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