Sita's Sister (E–book)

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  • Sita's Sister
  • Kavita Kané
  • English
  • 06 October 2018
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Kavita Kané ✓ 2 Summary

Characters ´ Sita's Sister 102 From the bestselling author of Karna’s Wife comes this book about Urmila Sita’s sister and the neglected wife of Lakshman and one of the most overlooked characters in the Ramayana As Sita prepares to go into exile her younger sisters stay ba. I am a fan of Indian mythology and believe there are a lot of lessons to be learnt for life from mythology in general Reading Joseph Campbell s writings helped me get a organized understanding of the role mythology plays in our lives helping transcend the literal and leading us to the gates of the profound truthsI read Kavita Kane s Karna s Wife and really liked it for its imaginative storytelling using the larger framework of the Mahabharata and a strong character in Uruvi Similarly Sita s Sister develops the character of Urmila Lakshman s wife exceptionally well The story starts with a brief background of the four sisters Sita Urmila and their cousins Mandavi and Kriti The story moves on to the Swayamvar for Sita which Ram wins and the subseuent marriages of the four sisters to the four brothers The story largely follows the mainline version for most of the book with Kaikeyi stepping in and seeking two boons from King Dasharatha her son Bharat to be crowned the King and Ram being banished to exile in the forests for 14 years As Sita and Lakshman decide to accompany Ram Urmila s life comes apart She is in deep turmoil as Lakshman advises against her following him Sita while in exile is still at peace with herself unlike the other sisters With Bharat also deciding to rule from a distance on behalf of Ram Mandavi feels frustrated as well Since the storytelling is from Urmila s perspective there is only scant coverage of Sita s abduction and the war with Raavan The most important aspects are weaved into the story though The inner thinking motivations of all the central characters are explored very well There is a fairly big twist towards the end as compared to the mainline versions and it fits in well and naturallyThis is a very well written story from Urmila s perspective and strongly recommended if Indian mythology interests you My rating 45 5

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Characters ´ Sita's Sister 102 Brother Ram to the forest rather than stay with his bride She could have insisted on joining Lakshman as did Sita with Ram But she did not Why did she agree to be left behind in the palace waiting for her husband for fourteen painfully long year. Though a bit delayed here is my review of Sita s Sister as promised to Kavita Oh daughter of king Janak Janaki and princess of Mithila Maithili I am neither Urmila corrected emphatically The rightful daughter of Janak and princess of Mithila Urmila has been deprived not just her birthright but her fair share in the epic tooShe is a muted character of Ramayana Our society has been patriarchal for ages The epic talks about the sacrifices of Ram Lakshman and Bharat however little is spoken about the women Their sacrifices are not exalted or even recorded I was interested in reading Sita s Sister as very little is known about Urmila Kavita has done a wonderful job and the book is great work of imagination It takes a great deal to write about a character which we know exist but do not know much about Urmila has been portrayed as a strong personality brains and beauty passionate yet practical The story is woven wonderfully around her and depicts the emotions of Urmila as a sister new bride responsible wife sensible caretaker and a critical critic Every character makes their presence felt and the bond shared between each of them is heartwarmingKavita s language is simple easy to follow due to the continuity of the story Kavita used Urmila as a medium to ask uestions that still relates to current day scenario Also I liked the way how the author brings striking contrast between Urmila and Mandavi approach while handling the separation and pressure From the cover art to the finish the book is too good This is a masterpiece by itself and voice of Urmila after so many centuries

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Characters ´ Sita's Sister 102 Ck at the doomed palace of Ayodhya their smiles hope and joy wiped away in a single stroke And through the tears and the tragedy one woman of immense strength and conviction stands apart Urmila whose husband Lakshman has chosen to accompany his. I was in Class 3 when my mother first told me the story of Ramayana The sheer grandeur of an epic was intimidating at first prompting me to stick to the rosy details alone Rama was good Sita was pure Hanuman was a hero and Kaikeyi along with Ravana were the Devil or rather Manthara It was simple It was safe Over the years though this simplicity faded and I read many other versions so much complex and unforgiving than my mother s tale I found empathy for Urmila at the age of 15 when I first tried to break down her character Her honesty humanity and most of all unflinching trust in her husband shook me to the core This book reminded me why it did soA tweaked twisted and romanticized version of Ramayana if I may Sita s Sister gives the due respect to a woman who stood tall at a time when giant characters fell Her perseverance passion and liberal mind make her great while her turmoil suspicions and weariness make her human The author lives the life of a practical and passionate woman through the character s voice If the fierce sister protecting Mandavi makes you cheer for Urmila the skepticism towards her mother s judgement makes you realize her insecurity It is rose tinted let me remind you speaking in colours of pink and red the trials the marriage went through and not venturing into the time after Sita s banishment into the forest That would have been destructive to the love birds Lakshman and Urmila That would have been gruesome reality As much as I would have loved to know a little bit on that frontier I settle contently for what the author offers Because she brought back my original heroine of Ramayana She reminded me of the 15 year old girl who secretly disagreed when everyone explained that Ramayana was Sita s story It was so much Le Corbusier. meubles et interieurs 1905–1965 versions so much complex and unforgiving than my mother s tale I found empathy for Urmila at the age of 15 when I first tried to break down her character Her honesty humanity and most of all unflinching trust in her husband shook me to the core This book reminded me why it did soA tweaked twisted and romanticized Ancestral Lines: The Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the Fate of the Rainforest eBook: John Barker: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EUS.à r.l. version of Ramayana if I may Sita s Sister gives the due respect to a woman who stood tall at a time when giant characters fell Her perseverance passion and liberal mind make her great while her turmoil suspicions and weariness make her human The author lives the life of a practical and passionate woman through the character s The Girls of the Rose Dormitory voice If the fierce sister protecting Mandavi makes you cheer for Urmila the skepticism towards her mother s judgement makes you realize her insecurity It is rose tinted let me remind you speaking in colours of pink and red the trials the marriage went through and not Antonioni or The Surface of the World venturing into the time after Sita s banishment into the forest That would have been destructive to the love birds Lakshman and Urmila That would have been gruesome reality As much as I would have loved to know a little bit on that frontier I settle contently for what the author offers Because she brought back my original heroine of Ramayana She reminded me of the 15 year old girl who secretly disagreed when everyone explained that Ramayana was Sita s story It was so much