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Sita's Sister

Sita's Sister
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Item Code: NAL579
Author: Kavita Kane
Publisher: Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2014
ISBN: 9788129134844
Pages: 320
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.0 inch x 5.0 inch
weight of the book: 230 gms
Back of the Book

The Ramayana invariably brings to our collective minds the characters of Ram, Sita, Lakshman, Bharat, Kausalya, Ravana, Mandodari-event Kaikeyi and Manthra.

This book is no such reveric...It is the story of Urmila, Sita’s sister, and one of the most overlooked characters in the epic. As Sita prepares to go into exile, her younger sisters stay on in the doomed palace in Ayodhya, their smiles, hopes and joys wiped away in a single stroke. But one woman, of immense strength and conviction, stands out in this tableau of tears and tragedy-Urmila, whose husband, Lakshman, has chosen to accompany his brother, Ram, to the forest. 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 years? Find out in Sita’s Sister, an utterly absorbing read in which Urmila tells her story.

 

About the Author

Kavita Kane is the best-selling author of Karna’s Wife: The Outcast’s Queen. She started her career as a journalist and is now a full-time novelist. She is a post-graduate in English literature and mass communications and a self-confessesed aficionado of theatre and cinema. Married to a mariner, she is a mother of two teenaged daughters and currently lives in Pune along with Dude, the friendly Rottweiler, and Babe, the unifriendly cat.

 

Contents

 

Prologue:the Four Sisters 1
The Two Princes 6
The Swayamvar 26
The Lovers 43
The Rejection 58
The Four Weddings 76
The City of Ayodhya 91
The Sisters 104
The Crown Prince 119
The Exile 134
The Farewell 149
The Despaip 166
The Intrigue 179
The Mourning 196
The Meeting 209
The Separation 226
The Rivalry 241
The Waiting 259
The Abduction 273
The War 283
The Return 292
Epilogue: The Loss 308
Acknowledgements 310
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