Top positive review
Reviewed in India on 28 February 2019
Book Name - Sita
Devdutt Pattanaik's books are well-known in India. His style of storytelling is mesmerising; his knowledge of Indian mythology is erudite. Not only that, he thoroughly studied different Ramayanas spoken in India and abroad, and interpreted them in a contemporary style and easy language. This is not an easy thing. He provides open-ended explanations of every incident in the epic. His purpose is not to glorify Ram or what is called Hindutva today -- he reveals the inner beauty of a story that is enriched by the storytellers and scholars of an entire nation. Even the later modifications and inclusions in the epic evokes awe and amazement. Devdutt has very successfully done that. This is useful not only for an interested general reader, but also for a researcher of Indian mythology or ancient cultural studies. I would recommend this book as another Indian classic.
My Rating for this book is 5/5
Book Cover - 4/5
Narration and conceptualisation - 4.5/5
A highly recommended book.