Author: Amish Tripathi
No Of Pages: 361
Genre: Mythology, Historical Fiction
India is beset with divisions, resentment and poverty. The people hate their rulers. They despise their corrupt and selfish elite. Chaos is just one spark away. Outsiders exploit these divisions. Raavan, the demon king of Lanka, grows increasingly powerful, sinking his fangs deeper into the hapless Sapt Sindhu.
Two powerful tribes, the protectors of the divine land of India, decide that enough is enough. A saviour is needed. They begin their search.
An abandoned baby is found in a field. Protected by a vulture from a pack of murderous wolves. She is adopted by the ruler of Mithila, a powerless kingdom, ignored by all. Nobody believes this child will amount to much. But they are wrong.
For she is no ordinary girl. She is Sita.
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This is the second book in the Ram Chandra Series. A sequel that takes you back. Back before the beginning.
I was not much impressed with Scion Of Ikshvaku when compared to Shiva trilogy.It was because of Amish work I started to explore mythology books.Now that I have finished Sita and it was good and far way better than Scion Of Ikshvaku.
The book cover is indeed the best one. It’s more of muscles rather than flesh.Well the content too went with the same sort.Women characters always takes a special top note in Amish’s books.
As I was aware that this is a fiction work , I was able to enjoy the characters part, especially Sita. Sita ,the Vishnu? and not Ram. Amish got me into the story from there itself. The narration was only with Sita and author managed it by not involving Ram much in this book. The way author described Sita through Ram’s eyes in Scion Of Ikshvaku was terribly lost in this book.Author couldn’t bring that magic with his narration while he is directly handling Sita here. And I felt the conversation part was missing and there were more of political and governance of Sita( which we already know through Scion Of Ikshvaku).It would have been interesting if there were pages of Sita’s Vishnu training part. But with author’s simple narration and choice of phrases made me to read the book without hanging back.
I liked Jatayu role and the way author narrated his character. He was magnificent. Hanuman being with Sita was totally unexpected and waiting to see how his character will be portrayed in the last book. Last 100 pages were dragging as the plot became compulsive towards the end
I wouldn’t say that the book disappointed me but definitely the cup could have been filled with little more of actions as its being a fiction.
About The Author
Amish is an IIM (Kolkata)educated, boring banker turned happy author. The success of his debut book, The Immortals of Meluha (Book 1 of the Shiva Trilogy), encouraged him to give up a fourteen-year-old career in financial services to focus on writing. He is passionate about history, mythology and philosophy, finding beauty and meaning in all world religions.
Amish has most recently written the Shiva Trilogy (The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas & The Oath of the Vayuputras), which have sold over a million copies in the Indian subcontinent since 2010. The books that he plans to write in the future are also in the areas of mythology & history.
Amish lives in Mumbai with his wife, Preeti and son, Neel.