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Sita's Ramayana

Arni, Samhita (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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This version of the The Ramayana is told from the perspective of Sita, the queen. It is an allegorical story that contains important Hindu teachings, and it has had great influence on Indian life and culture over the centuries.
Authors: Arni, Samhita
Title: Sita's Ramayana
Publisher: Toronto ; Berkeley, CA : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2011
Characteristics: 152 p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: text by Samhita Arni ; art by Moyna Chitrakar
Summary: This version of the The Ramayana is told from the perspective of Sita, the queen. It is an allegorical story that contains important Hindu teachings, and it has had great influence on Indian life and culture over the centuries.
Additional Contributors: Vālmīki (Rāmāyaṇa)
Chitrakar, Moyna
Alternate Title: Ramayana
ISBN: 155498145X
9781554981458
Branch Call Number: ygn 294.5922 ARNI 2011
Subject Headings: Vālmīki Adaptations Comic books, strips, etc Rāma (Hindu deity) Comic books, strips, etc Hindu mythology Comic books, strips, etc Folklore India Comic books, strips, etc Man-woman relationships Comic books, strips, etc Vishnu (Hindu deity) Comic books, strips, etc
Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Topical Term: Rāma (Hindu deity)
Hindu mythology
Folklore
Man-woman relationships
Vishnu (Hindu deity)
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"The 3,000-year-old Sanskrit epic poem Ramayana, which provides role models for both boys and girls in India, is interpreted here with gorgeous, vibrant illustrations in the style of Patua scroll paintings that are often oriented on the page in comic-book-like arrangements." Booklist


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Nov 20, 2013
  • mclarjh rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The story is told from a female-character's perspective, but hardly a feminist story. The illustrations are colourful, but static and childish. The book is considered "juvenile fiction" by LAC CIP, why the OPL categorizes it as adult is beyond me.

Feb 21, 2012
  • mogie rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The images are beautiful. I'm not used to reading graphic novels and found it confusing on occasion

Dec 18, 2011
  • xod_s rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great art and story.The back explains about the history and re-tellings of this legend.

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