COMING IN JANUARY 2019, THE NOVEL THAT CHITRA DIVAKARUNI HAS BEEN WORKING ON FOR A DECADE

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THE FOREST OF ENCHANTMENTS, BASED ON THE RAMAYANA.

IN THIS BOOK, SITA, THE MAIN FEMALE CHARACTER IN THE EPIC, WILL TELL HER STORY IN HER OWN VOICE. HER JOYS AND SORROWS. HER AGONY AND HER TRIUMPH. HER HEARTBREAK AND HER RESILIENCE. AND HER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT LOVE IS.

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MEANWHILE, HERE IS AN ESSAY IN WHICH DIVAKARUNI SHARES WHAT THIS BOOK—AND THE CHARACTER OF SITA—MEANS TO HER.

‘A terrific read! Chitra Divakaruni has pulled off the near impossible by penning a story even more compelling than The Palace of Illusions’ —Ashwin Sanghi

WHAT WRITERS AND SCHOLARS ARE SAYING

‘Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni turns the Ramayana around by telling it in the voice of Sita … This inversion is a gift – it presents us a with a way to know an already well-known story better and to love an already beloved story more’—Arshia Sattar

‘This inspired evocation of the goddess Sita is an epic song of strength and solidarity told with joy and intensity. It brings to life the personalities and predicaments of the Ramayana’ —Namita Gokhale

‘Among the many, many Ramayanas there are now even—thankfully—some “Sitayanas”, but I know of none with the special magic that Chitra Divakaruni … brings to the telling’—Philip Lutgendorf

‘Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Sita … is an epitome of courage and self-respect, showing a path for all women. While weaving a familiar story, Chitra provides deep and surprising insights’ —Volga