Sita the warrior of Mithila is book based on Maa Sita, the legendary Indian queen regarded as an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. The story begins with King Janak of Mithila finding a girl child abandoned in a field. She is mysteriously guarded by a vulture from a pack of wolves. King Janak adopts her but he had not wondered that this orphan girl will be the one needed for the protection of the divine land of India from the demon-like desires of King Raavan. It follows through Sita's childhood and tutelage, her marriage with Ram, and ultimately her 14-year exile, accompanied by her husband Ram and his brother Lakshman.
In Amish Tripathi’s Sita, Warrior of Mithila, Sita is creator and destroyer. She is the shaper of destinies, not merely of her own, but of those around her and of tribes, that depend on and worship her, and of Lord Ram, Scion of Ishvaku’s himself. She is a stick-wielding, skull-bashing, knife-throwing, fiery tempered military strategist afraid of very little and with the skills and training to be counted among India’s finest statesman and leaders.
The book gives Sita an identity of her own. Sita comes alone, riding her steed of consequence. She may have been born to circumstance but she wields it as her weapon. The company of women she cultivates are not sighing surrender. Sita here is Bhoomi, the disciple of Rishi Shvetaketu and the favourite of Rajguru Vishwamitra, daughter of the spiritually inclined Janak and the pragmatic Sunaina. Deeply visual, the book takes you along as Sita arrives at a hesitant blossming towards her responsibilities – towards a kingdom that blames its economic decline on her unthinking offence to her uncle Kushadwaj, towards controlling her temper, by which a young boy in the slums is greviously injured, to the tribe that worships her, to a fragile sister and father dependent on her, and to the husband that acts to protect her. She learns that there are consequences to all actions and laws and breaking and abiding by them too is strategic. She is no demure bride to be of a prince who would be Lord, but a woman who picks a strategic alliance most suited to her mission. ✨👑🕉🎨 @ramesstudios