Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The Forest of Enchantments

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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!’

Additional information

Format Hardcover
ISBN-10 9353025982
ISBN-13 978-9353025984
Release Date 7 Jan 2019

1 review for The Forest of Enchantments

  1. vohraaishwarya (verified owner)

    The hardcover is soo beautiful.. 😊 and such a great read…Despite being an old story, the writing is so captivating. Loved it!!

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