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About the Book :
Ten years have passed since Rama did the unthinkable and banished Sita. Now, she spends her days in the remote forest ashram of Maharishi Valmiki training her sons at the arts of war, turning them into peerless warriors of exceptional acumen and prowess. To the sorrow of many, they seem unlikely to ever cross paths with their estranged father. Yet destiny works in unexpected ways Rama decides to launch the Ashwamedha yajna. The mightiest Ayodhyan army ever assembled follows the sacred stallion in a campaign of conquest. Defying the military might of Ayodhya and the emperorship of Rama himself, two young striplings capture the Ashwamedha horse and challenge the great army. To Rama's chagrin the challengers turn out to be none other than his own estranged offspring: the Sons of Sita!
About the Author :
Ashok Kumar Banker's internationally acclaimed Ramayana Series (of which this book is an epic conclusion) has been hailed by critics as a milestone (India Today) and a magnificently rendered labour of love (Outlook). It is arguably the most popular English-language retelling of the ancient Sanskrit epic. His work has been published in fifty-six countries, a dozen languages, several hundred reprint editions with over a million copies of his books currently in print.
Banker is credited with having heralded the resurgence of public interest in Indian mythology, for being the author of the first Indian TV series in English and co-writer of the first Malaysian TV series in English, and author of the first Indian book, among among other firsts. He is one of the few living Indian authors whose contribution to Indian literature is acknowledged in The Picador Book of Modern Indian Writing and The Vintage Anthology of Indian Literature.
I am amazed at the kind of genres Ashok Banker has covered in his writing. Have enjoyed reading his crime novels but have never tried his retelling of mythological stories. I would surely like to give Sons of Sita a shot this Diwali and infibeam's discount is really tempting….I'm thinking to go for it straight away.
I found the book very helpful as it is English, mostly I kept the hindi version of the book on hold for reading as I am not that good hindi reader. This has good English version of retelling the story of Luv and Kush- the sons of Lord Rama & Sita. I also love the fact that Ashok Banker has written the title very wisely because it is Sita who raised both the kids single handedly and therefore, Luv and Kush are truly son of sita.
‘Sons of Sita’ is certainly a good read for all who shares interest with me in the Indian mythology. ‘Mahabharta’ and ‘Ramayana’ are mostly quite imbibed in the minds of most Indians but the writer here has tried to reach out to the wider audience with his simple writing style and glorifying the two brothers Luv and Kush -the sons of Sita. It is much entertaining to read this retelling of luv and Kush story in English than the sanskrit or hindi version of the story.