About the Book:
A stylish noir retelling of the Ramayana It has been ten years since Rams return from fallen Lanka. Ayodhya is shining. Ayodhya is prosperous. But darkness lurks at the heart of the victorious regime. A pointed question piques a young journalists curiosity: What happened to Sita? Where is Rams absent wife whose abduction triggered the war with Lanka? And so begins the journalists search for the missing queen. Soon her investigation attracts the notice of Ayodhyas all-powerful secret police and its mysterious head, the Washerman. Forced to flee Ayodhya, the journalist makes her way through a war-devastated Lanka in search of answers. In this stylish speculative thriller, Samhita Arni skilfully combines her love for mythology with riveting storytelling.
About the Author:
When she was eight, Samhita Arni started writing and illustrating her first book. The Mahabharatha: A Childs View went on to be published in seven languages, sell over 50,000 copies worldwide, and win awards and commendations. Her second book, Sitas Ramayana, spent two weeks on the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels. An editor of the literary ezine Out of Print, Samhita lives in Bangalore.