Countless retellings, translations, and reworkings of the Ramayana's captivating story exist-but none are as vivid, ingenious and powerful as Amit Majmudar's Sitayana.
Majmudar tells the story of one of the world's most popular epics through multiple perspectives, presented in rapid sequence-from Hanuman and Ravana, down to even the squirrel helping Rama's army build the bridge.
However, above all, Majmudar focuses on the fierce resistance of Sita, letting us hear her voice as we have never heard it before.
"For those who like mythology and mytho-fiction, this book is a lovely read.... The writing of the book is simple, yet it has a flow which is poetic. His characterization of Sita is lovely. She is never a victim but actually a hero." - THE TIMES OF INDIA
"There are countless retellings, translations, and reworkings of the Ramayana’s captivating story, however only a handful have narrated and explored this gripping epic from the point of view of its female characters. Amit Majmudar’s Sitayana is one such powerful novel, which tells the story of one of the world’s most popular epics through multiple perspectives." - Namrata Srivastava, THE ASIAN AGE
"Author Amit Majmudar grabs the opportunity by the proverbial horns and lets his imagination soar in his version of the Rama story, which he names 'Sitayana'. In this glorious mish-mash of many Ramayanas and multiple commentaries, we are treated to new motivations for action, revised etymologies, puns and poetry." - Arshia Sattar, INDIA TODAY
"Sitting at the peak of this epic is Sita’s fierce voice as we’ve never heard it before." - THE DECCAN HERALD
"Starting at the crucial space and time of the abducted Sita’s confinement in the Asoka orchard, “Sitayana” flashes back and forth, overlaid and intercut with multiple voices. Such stereophonic effects combined with panning techniques add pace, perspectives, contrasts, subtexts." - Gowri Ramnarayan, DNA INDIA
Note: SITAYANA is available from Penguin Random House India for sale on the Indian subcontinent only.