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Sita's Curse (English, Paperback, Kundu Sreemoyee Piu)

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Sita's Curse  (English, Paperback, Kundu Sreemoyee Piu)

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Highlights
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Hachette Book Publishing India Pvt Ltd
  • Genre: Fiction
  • ISBN: 9789350097809, 9789350097809
  • Pages: 336
Description

In a country where anything erotic becomes strictly hush-hush, Sreemoyee Piu Kundu pens Sita's Curse that boldly captures the essence of a woman who struggles with the shackles of a prudish society before breaking out and empowering herself with the freedom to reach out and explore what is denied to her.

Summary of the Book

The beautiful Meera Patel struggles under the weight of a dead marriage that far from satisfies her natural urges. She lets herself be bound in the confines of her household duties, managing to survive on mere memories and fantasies for fifteen years. When the stress of pretending to be the docile housewife that she is not gets to her, she breaks boundaries and defiantly explores the opportunity presented in the city of Mumbai to satisfy the cravings of mind, soul and body…. mostly body. The cataclysm that ensues changes her life forever - she has to choose between fighting a hypocritical society to make herself happy or bury her emotions forever.

About Sreemoyee Piu Kundu

Sreemoyee Piu Kundu is the former Lifestyle editor and PR head who is settled in Delhi. The full-time novelist has also penned Faraway Music and is working on a political tragedy entitled Rahula.

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  • Hachette Book Publishing India Pvt Ltd
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  • 198 mm
Length
  • 129 mm
Ratings & Reviews
3.6
267 Ratings &
42 Reviews
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some reflections on sita's curse

to sreemoyee piu kundu,

Well, first of all congratulations for such a brave attempt like Sita’s Curse. To be honest, I had some sort of bizarre experience reading your book… at times I embraced it, at times I felt, to some extent, a little down-heart with it for certain reasons… meera’s courage to brave her way out in a new world- I mean, hats off to her. But there are certain points I want to make.
1. You know what I feel to be the weakest part of your novel? That’s m...
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tapabrata naskar

Certified Buyer, Kolkatta

May, 2014

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Must Read for all who believe in feminism

Sita's Curse

Just finished reading Sita's curse. And I have no words to express my appreciation for the book. Its the first of its genre and I am damn sure that its going to be bestseller. The only text I read which openly glorified a sexually liberated women. The protagonist, Meera, is in every woman. And every woman is Meera.
The story begins with Young Meera and his twin brother Karthik. Author has beautifully described the relationship between siblings. Till the end of the story, Meera ...
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Ishan

Certified Buyer, Allahabad

Aug, 2014

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amazing book...

All the real life incidences are their which normally a woman face day to day... no man ever digest the truth that a women do have her fantasy world which want to experience with her husband but they react & treat like same the way writer mentioned as women have to right on her own sex life. I like the concept as well writing too.
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Gauri

Certified Buyer, Gautam Buddha Nagar

Feb, 2015

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Started off well, but lost the flow somewhere

With Sita's Curse The Language of Desire, the author Sreemoyee Piu Kundu has attempted to tell a story which we still prefer to keep inside the closet. It is Erotica with liberal dosage of sex and depiction of relationships bordering on incest. At times, I felt there was a lot of unnecessary sex involved, just for titillating the readers.

The plot, at the beginning of the story, started off quite well and was able to evoke interest in me.The author incorporated social issues like the Asaram ...
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Haimanti Bhattacharjee

Jul, 2014

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Amazing !

What a beautiful piece of work it is ! I am not a voracious reader but when I read about this book in a daily newspaper I really got interested ! The way Shreemoye Piu Kundu and has presented a middle class house wife , her need of respect , love , care and sexual desire is commendable !
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Swati Singh

Certified Buyer, Ghaziabad

Jun, 2014

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Sita's Curse

Very rarely I come across a novel which grips my attention till I put the book down. And this certainly was one. The moment I started the page with" My name is Meera" I was hooked till the end.

Sreemoyee Piu Kundu has woven a tale of a woman who is one among us. The trials, tribulations and dreams she has evoked are of mutual longings. Meera is somebody who has a mind of her own. Her dreams are the dreams of thousands of Indian girls who are forced to marry in a relationship which wont have ...
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Flipkart Customer

Certified Buyer, East Godavari

Jun, 2014

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Quite an effort !

I don't know if any decent erotica is out there in Indian market. And that, makes this effort of Sreemoyi, quite a brave one. Writing a full-on novel that is centered on sexuality, that too, women's sexuality. That is something worth mention.

The writer portrays interesting picture of the characters. From villagers to mumbaikars. From teachers to 'Guruji'. Each one holds that specific interesting theme that is enough to keep you turn the pages. Talking about the main content - erotica, it is...
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Darshit Joshi

Jun, 2014

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Sita's Curse-much more than erotica

Was it the sensuality or the feminity? Was it the quest for love or lust that bound me to the book? I don't know for sure. But yeah,for me, the book was much more than few pages of paper bound by a beautiful cover.

The media abounds in references to the book.Everywhere the air seems to be drenched in the sensuous fragrance of erotica.But I beg to differ. Sita's curse may have wonderful illustrations of erotica, however, that's just a medium which the author has used to talk about something ...
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Soumya Smitaprajna

Certified Buyer, New Delhi

Jun, 2014

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Mixed feelings!

I picked up this books with an open mind after being intrigued about the buzz around this book. It turned out to be a bold, refreshing take on the hackneyed 'housewife seeks pleasure outside marriage' premise. However, a few areas left me unsatisfied.

First, I was was not happy with the way the protagonist???s character was built. To me, Meera???s search for bodily pleasures at every opportunity, especially with people whose names she does not know, did not justify her feeling of victimisat...
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Debosmita Nandy

Jun, 2014

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not as good as expected.

the cover and blurb look fascinating and looks very interesting. But honestly, the novel isn't as good as it seems. Yes, we get it, Mrs. Meera Patel has alot of sex with numerous men in the book with alot of Indian masala, but there isn't a clear ending or moral..
I don't understand the reason for the HYPE of this book.. it's kind of ridiculous. Though I do sympathize with the character Meera, in many parts of the novel.. but still, it isn't worth my time. Not a very good read. Skip it if yo...
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Kumar Rishi

Certified Buyer, Greater Noida

Jun, 2014

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