Sita (Ram Chandra #2) by Amish Tripathi

Sita (Ram Chandra #2)

India, 3400 BCE.India is beset with divisions, resentment and poverty. The people hate their rulers. They despise their corrupt and selfish elite. Chaos is just one spark away. Outsiders exploit these divisions. Raavan, the demon king of Lanka, grows increasingly powerful, sinking his fangs deeper into the hapless Sapt Sindhu. Two powerful tribes, the protectors of the divine land of India, decide that enough is enough. A saviour is needed. They ...


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TitleSita (Ram Chandra #2)
ISBN9789386224583
Author
Release DateMay 29th, 2017
PublisherWestland Publication Limited
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Fantasy, Mythology, Asian Literature, Indian Literature
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Reviews Sita (Ram Chandra #2)

  • Versha
    2017-06-03
    Okay why did i even start this book in the first place? Because, I got a free copy of this book and the cover was so tempting that i just thought of giving it a try. My Bad! Usually, I refrain from reading interpretation on our great epics but i thought with a bit of open mindedness i can at least try this out as some fantasy-fiction with no connection to the epic. I kept reminding myself throughout that the Sita in this story is just another cha...
  • Vikalp Trivedi
    2017-06-09
    I never liked Ramayan (or Ramcharitmanas). The main reason being the treatment of character of Sita . Though I have never read the original Ramayan , I have heard stories and read about Ramayan . Almost in every story Sita's character is depicted firstly as an obedient wife who follows her perspective lacking husband (Ram in my opinion is a character without his own perspective )for a fourteen years exile , than a helpless kidnapped wife waiting ...
  • Aditi Dwivedi
    2017-06-05
    Not at all impressed with this story line and narration. I did the mistake of re-reading Scion of Ikshvaku before starting this one. Half the conversations, plots , narrations are exactly the same.. word to word. Even if I ignore the replication of scenes , narrations from Ikshvaku to Sita ; given that Sita is an (alleged) sequel ; I can not ignore the superficial and unintelligent character build ups and conversations. I found myself holding the...
  • Shreya Vaid
    2017-06-07
    Twisting the delicate fabric of an epic and then writing it down to suit the modern times is a tough task. But Amish Tripathi has always been brilliant in this genre. In his recent novel, Sita: Warrior of Mithila, he has yet again given a new life and meaning to a celebrated character of Ramayana. In the prequel of the book, Scion of Ikshvaku, Amish was not able to convince the audience that much. Has Sita done that job?Since the beginning of tim...
  • Ashish Iyer
    2017-06-09
    What an amazing book. Waited so long for this book. As always book Amish's books are very interesting. Book started with a suspense which will be uncovered in Raavan (next book). I found this book better than previous one. I don't know why some readers are comparing with other version of Ramayana. This book is Amish's interpretation of Ramayana. The author has exemplary built the structure of linear story-telling, linking incidents from the 'Scio...
  • Avinash
    2017-07-04
    "Below expectations" and that's not good at all as my expectations were already low after reading the first book of the series. I think the biggest drawback of this series is RAMAYANA itself. No... I am not criticizing Ramayana, in fact it’s the exact opposite. Ramayana is no doubt the most followed and most famous creation ever in INDIA but it has a definite start, certain set of characters and a definite end as well. Now in my opinion these f...
  • Avanthika
    2017-08-15
    If thinking out of box is an art, Amish is definitely Picasso of it.Entire India idolizes Sita, and women of India are reminded time and again to be pure, devoted and all-suffering like Sita.Amish's sita has got an aura of self-respect and confidence for herself. Sita is neither a silent martyr nor she is a victim. Loved the entire plot!Looking forward to read more about the orphan of Aryavarta.
  • Rahul Khatri
    2017-05-30
    * Check-Out my Insta page, full of books, -> Instagram.com/FoodieBibliophileRuns with the Speed of FGFA !!!After the long wait of 2 years, finally yesterday, "Sita - Warrior Of Mithila " was delivered to me ( at 1556 hours ) and I started the book in the late evening and wrapped it in a single sitting. Like the spell bounded the first installment of the Ram Chandra Series, Sita-Warrior of Mithila "reads with the speed tantamount to any fifth-gene...
  • Sudeep
    2017-07-21
    This is what happens when you write for money and without passion, and surrounded by Yes men. This is a lame attempt of an age old story trying to be retold to the pop culture of today. Amish trying desperately to connect to today's youth has gone way too far and stretched the story however he wants by introducing Nirbhaya case and Jalikattu into Ramayana., which was unnecessary and is totally lazy on his part.Calling Hanuman as Hanu and Hans, ca...
  • Gowtham Sidharth
    2017-06-05
    Too many forces are in play, forces you can't control, forces beyond your reach, the god of fire, one true God, Iraiva, the malayaputhras,vayuputhras,vaanars, kumbakarna, Raavan, ram, sita, and much more. the book opens with a shocking truth, new Vishnu had been chosen and it's not ram. Amish is back with his second installment of Ramchandra series, sita warrior of mithila, and it is brilliant. There has been many retelling of Ramayana especially...
  • Pranav Srivatsav
    2017-05-30
    A major letdown. But the series still keeps me invested Scion of ikshvaku hit a major chord with me, a chord that stood apart from those hit by the shiva trilogy. Because the philosophy had a softer, and a broader tone to it as opposed to the sharper and radical tone adopted in the shiva trilogy. It was the injection of serene flow of themes more than the fantasized storyline that made it satisfying. So naturally I had expected more of the same a...
  • Rohit Sharma
    2017-07-14
    Amish Tripathi and Ashwin Sanghi are the two guys because of whom I started reading mythological fictions big time and have actually discovered some really fantastic books (Palace of Illusions and Karna's wife). Shiva Trilogy (from Amish) was a fantastic read, no doubt, first being the best and second still was able to hold my interest unfortunately the third one didn't work (wonders) but when I heard him writing another couple of books on Ramaya...
  • Sankalpita (bookGeeks India)
    2017-05-29
    Amish has certainly redefined the way India will look at its beloved Goddess. This according to me is the most fascinating and unparalleled achievement of this book.Read the detailed review here - http://www.bookgeeks.in/sita-warrior-...
  • Tanvi
    2017-12-05
    *3.25 out of 5 starsI'm pretty disappointed with this one so I'll keep it short:- It wasn't as engaging as the first book had been. - There were several times when entire paragraphs and scenes seemed to have been copy-pasted from the first book word for word - it was super annoying. - Around halfway through, I started skimming because otherwise, I would have taken another couple of days to get through it or have DNF'd it. :( - The writing was kin...
  • Pallavi
    2017-07-19
    3.5 starsBefore I start pinning down my views on this book, I would request the readers not to judge this series by what you already know from Valmiki’s Ramayana. This book is not a sequel to the first one - Scion of Ikshvaku. While the first one is entirely about Ram’s origin, this focuses on Sita. Amish Tripathi’s book gives a new identity to Sita. From a quiet and obedient character she emerges as a leader, fighter and a ruler. The book ...
  • Shifad
    2017-06-14
    The second instalment in Ram chandra series has sweetened plot. This was a riveting read for me. The potrayal of Sita as a warrior is one of the least surprise the book has to offer. Eventhough the time line of this book is same as that of the first book, it was still a thrill to watch these forming a complimentary pair. This book was the viewpoint of sacred faminine incarnate. I certainly enjoyed the hyperlink story telling technique and am tra...
  • Swagat Siddhartha
    2017-06-09
    Reading the most famous stories of Hindu mythology from a female perspective can be fun, unfortunately Sita:Warrior of Mithila is only the second one I have come across (Palace of Illusion being the first one). The writing is simple and some pages explore the theme of philosophy just like Amish's other books. The story telling is better than the first book but for the obvious reason that we do not know much about Sita so every page breathes a new...
  • Maittri
    2017-06-08
    A retelling of one of the greatest Indian Epics and with a feminist spin. What could go wrong? I thought that too but this book failed to stir anything stronger than luke-warm feelings. The novel started out great and Sita's character was dealt with finesse. She is portrayed as smart and skilled with weapons. The ultimate heroine. As the story progressed, I just lost interest with all the unnecessary explanations and sermons regarding politics. T...
  • Gayatri
    2017-11-11
    Actual rating- 3.5 starsRTC
  • Guttu
    2017-06-29
    I am utterly disappointed after reading this book. There is absolutely nothing new to this book other than the first and last chapter. The major twists as the author says. There is a sense of Deja Vu throughout reading this book. If you have read the Shiva Trilogy, Then a lot from those book has been put into this Ramchandra series. And this book, You feel like you are reading the first part. To get the exact sense of this, Try reading the books ...
  • Vikas Singh
    2017-08-11
    Yet another masterpiece from Amish and a completely different take on Sita. Amish has worked on the historical background, combined it with geographical facts and cultural traditions to give this blockbuster
  • Aishwary Mehta
    2017-06-23
    Quote from the Book I Liked - The best laid plans always have a tendancy to get spoiled. There have always been surprises. (Para 5 , Page 335) Stars - 3.5/5 Synopsis - India, 3400 BCE.India is beset with divisions, resentment and poverty. The people hate their rulers. They despise their corrupt and selfish elite. Chaos is just one spark away. Outsiders exploit these divisions. Raavan, the demon king of Lanka, grows increasingly powerf...
  • Rishabh Karwayun
    2017-06-08
    Perhaps the most widespread interpretation of Ramayana today looks at the characters as ideals. Protagonists are ideal "whites" and antagonists are ideal "black". Ram is an ideal son, brother, husband, king and most of all an ideal human being (or God). Here all the actions of the protagonists are justified/explained by their divine nature.While I have nothing against this view of Ramayana, it is not the only way. Another attempt looks at the cha...
  • Devika Ramadoss
    2017-07-17
    I was not much impressed with Scion Of Ikshvaku when compared to Shiva trilogy.It was because of Amish work I started to explore mythology books.Now that I have finished Sita and it was good and far way better than Scion Of Ikshvaku. The book cover is indeed the best one. It’s more of muscles rather than flesh.Well the content too went with the same sort.Women characters always takes a special top note in Amish’s books.As I was aware that thi...
  • Bharath Ramakrishnan
    2017-10-09
    This is the second book in the Rama Chandra series, and as the title makes it apparent, the focus is on Sita. Sita's characterization as a brave princess who her guru regards as capable of being the next Vishnu is extremely good. As a child, she is found abandoned, in a vulnerable position, protected by a vulture. Her childhood is not trouble free but she grows up as a royal princess, with love from her adopted parents – the ruler and queen of ...
  • Taanya Ahuja
    2017-06-18
    SHE IS THE WARRIOR WE NEED.THE GODDESS WE AWAIT.SHE WILL DEFEND DHARMA.SHE WILL PROTECT US. Sita Warrior Of Mithila by Amish Tripathi is the second book of The Ram Chandra Series. It is a fiction mythology book. It was published on 29th May 2017 by the Westland Ltd. The cover page of the book is very beautiful designed by Sideways having an image of Devi Sita in action holding a stick and attacking someone. The colours orange and yellow are very ...
  • Uttara Srinivasan
    2017-06-10
    As a nation, we don’t hold our superstars responsible or accountable for their craft. Movie stars, politicians, cricketers – name your hero and see how much you have allowed him or her to get away with. What is specifically of import here is his/her complete dismissal of his/her audience’s intelligence. Amish Tripathi – one of our literary superstars – is just as fortunate if not more. I am but one individual and probably not even the d...
  • Pratip Vijayakumar
    2017-06-19
    Well.. Well... A long wait indeed and I Pre-ordered this book for two reasons. Reason One I thought Amish would have done enough research because of the 2 damn years? Duh! and the Reason two being its Sita and in his Shiva Trilogy he kept Parvathy in a high pedestal and the character was narrated in a much better way. I really felt the narrative style to be way too sloppy with this book. Initially, I admired this guy for bringing in a perspective...
  • Swathi Kiranmayee Manchili
    2018-03-22
    The master storyteller, Amish Tripathi, continues the story, this time through Sita's perspective. I loved the way Sita is portrayed-as a strong, independent woman who handles the kingdom and also trains to be the next Vishnu. I felt the events like searching for a leader to lead a chaotic country is relevant in today's world. The concept of sharing the responsibility of Vishnu is something I liked in this book. Jallikattu was a bit of a surprise...
  • Eshwar
    2018-02-22
    2.5 Stars. I have expected that I'd read a better book than the Book #1(Scion of Ikshvaku) in Rama Chandra series or at least a good one, but this one turned out to be the just okay-good type. Except for a few(very few) segments, Amish couldn't deliver a proper book.There was no emotional feel to it as the first book had. The Characters, dialogues, seemed rushed and incomplete and at times repeated. But the discussion b/w Ram-Sita, Sita-Bharat fo...