THE LIBERATION OF SITA (English, Paperback, Volga, Kumar, T. Vijay, Vijayasree, C.)

    THE LIBERATION OF SITA  (English, Paperback, Volga, Kumar, T. Vijay, Vijayasree, C.)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: HarperCollins India
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9789351772484, 9351772489
    • Edition: 1
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    Valmiki's Ramayana is the story of Rama's exile and return to Ayodhya, a triumphant king who will always do right by his subjects.
    In Volga's retelling, it is Sita who, after being abandoned by Purushottam Rama, embarks on an arduous journey to self-realization. Along the way, she meets extraordinary women who have broken free from all that held them back: husbands, sons, and their notions of desire, beauty and chastity. The minor women characters of the epic as we know it - Surpanakha, Renuka, Urmila and Ahalya, steer Sita towards an unexpected resolution. Meanwhile, Rama too must reconsider and weigh out his roles as the king of Ayodhya and as a man deeply in love with his wife.
    A powerful subversion of India's most popular tale of morality, choice and sacrifice, The Liberation of Sita opens up new spaces within the old discourse, enabling women to review their lives and experiences afresh. This is Volga at her feminist best.

    About the Author

    Volga (Popuri Lalitha Kumari) is a noted feminist writer in Telugu. Her nearly-fifty publications include Svechcha (Freedom, 1987; novel), Rajakeeya Kathalu (Political Stories, 1992; short story collection), Neeli Meghalu (Blue Clouds, 1993; edited anthology of feminist poetry), Charitra Swaralu (Voices of History, 2001; play), and Maaku Godalu Levu (We Have No Walls, 1989; feminist essays). She has translated Agnes Smedley's Daughter of Earth (1929), Nawal El Saadawi's Woman at Point Zero (1975), Oriana Fallaci's Letter to a Child Never Born (1975), and also the script of Richard Attenborough's Gandhi (1982) into Telugu.
    Among the many awards she received are the Nandi Award for the Best Story Writer (the Government of Andhra Pradesh, 1998), the Best Woman Writer Award (Telugu University, 1999), the Suseela Narayana Reddy Award (2009), Kandukuri Veerasalingam Literary Award (2013), the Lok Nayak Foundation Award (2014), and the Sahitya Akademi Award (2015). She is currently the Executive Chairperson of Asmita Resource Centre for Women, Hyderabad.
    T. Vijay Kumar is Professor of English at Osmania University, Hyderabad. His research interests include postcolonial literatures, the Indian literary diaspora, translation and educational television. His has co-edited Globalisation: Australian-Asian Perspectives (2014) and Focus India: Postcolonial Narratives of the Nation (2007). He has translated into English (with C. Vijayasree; 2002) Kanyasulkam, an early 20th century Telugu classic by Gurajada Venkata Appa Rao. He is one of the founder editors of Muse India: the literary e-journal and a director of the annual Hyderabad Literary Festival.
    C. Vijayasree
    (1953�2012) was Professor of English at Osmania University, Hyderabad and Director, Osmania University Centre for International Programmes (OUCIP). Author of nearly twenty books and fifty research papers, she was well-known in the field of postcolonial studies. Her publications include Suniti Namjoshi: The Artful Transgressor (2001), Mulk Raj Anand: The Writer and the Raj (1998), Writing the West: Representation of the West in Indian Literatures (2004; editor), Nation in Imagination: Essays on Nationalism, Sub-Nationalisms and Narration (2007; coeditor).
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    • Imprint
      • Harper Perennial
    • Height
      • 7.8 inch
    • Length
      • 5.08 in
    • Weight
      • 109 in
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    Very Good

    I ordered this book after reading all the positive reviews over the internet and here on flipkart. Turns out that they are all true. I was sad that I completed it in one day and would have enjoyed more if it was a little longer read.

    This book goes against the currents of how we have perceived some mythological characters. It's a fresh and different perspective this book displays. This new characterisation forces you to think in a different way, to ask questions which we never asked. But th...

    Rashmi Rajan

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    23 Oct, 2017

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    Author's writing skills are highly appreciated. You can expect it as this book is a Sahitya Akadami award winner.
    Five females are portrayed as pathetic which is not true except that for Ahalya. This book is highly feminist and that's why it sucks a little bit. Otherwise I would have given it full score. Message to author:- Surpanakha was not innocent. I repeat, she wasn't.

    Aditya Chauhan

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    4 Jan, 2018

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    Worth every single penny! Grab it before it slips!

    This book altogether gives you vision,a different outlook towards the plight of women in mythology and also compels you to ask you innerself why only we believed in valmiki or the way a MAN had portrayed women! A rebel in its own kind,it surely opens the door for a much stronger perspective intermittently questioning and challenging the beliefs instilled within us!
    P.S. impressed with flipkart Delivery was at its quickest.Nice buy!

    ankana ghoshal

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    25 Dec, 2017

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    Great book for beginners

    Srilekha Vijayabhaskar

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    21 Sep, 2017

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    Four Stars

    Awesome a must read

    Priya Gupta

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    21 Jul, 2017

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