OCTOBER'S BOOK CHOICE
“Ramayana” by Sanjay Patel
A modern take on an ancient tale, this book’s charmingly written introduction immediately invites you in. Sanjay Patel's unique blend of modern, vibrant illustration and a simplified narrative breathes new life into the age-old tale of Prince Rama's quest to rescue his beloved Sita from the demon king Ravana.
With its captivating artwork and accessible storytelling, Patel's version appeals to both longtime admirers of the epic and newcomers, offering a fresh perspective on a timeless story that has been cherished for generations.
“Sita’s Ramayana” by Samhita Arni and Moyna Chitrakar
Another remarkable reinterpretation of the ancient epic “Ramayana” from the perspective of Sita, a character often overshadowed in traditional retellings. Arni's poetic narrative and Chitrakar's exquisite illustrations combine to create a powerful feminist rendition that empowers Sita's voice and sense of agency.
With its beautiful Kalighat-style artwork and deep, emotional writing, the book delves into themes like love, strength, and Sita's challenges, giving us a closer look at her journey. This imaginative adaptation not only offers a fresh perspective on a well-known story but also serves as a tribute to the strength and resilience of women throughout history.
It's a thought-provoking book that brings new energy to an old story. A must-read for anyone wanting to dig deeper into the fascinating characters and enduring themes.