Book 2 Ramchandra Series
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 begin their search.
An abandoned baby is found in a field. Protected by a vulture from a pack of murderous wolves. She is adopted by the ruler of Mithila, a powerless kingdom, ignored by all. Nobody believes this child will amount to much. But they are wrong.
For she is no ordinary girl. She is Sita.
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This is the second book in the Ram Chandra Series. A sequel that takes you back. Back before the beginning.
Sita’s character is carved out very well as a warrior with brains since the beginning of the book. This book has strong feline roots. A lot of focus is given on portraying Sita as a daring, authoritative, brave, physically and emotionally strong woman.
Jatayu and Hanuman have been given a special place in this book. These two act as brothers to Sita.
Amish’s style of writing adds a lot of charm to an already interesting story.
The Scion of Ikshvaku and Sita – The Warrior Of Mithila converge at one point. i.e arrival of Ram at Mithila. From this point they share a common story. I would suggest you read both the books side by side. The dialogues are the same, but the parallelism is a different experience. In Scion of Ikshvaku it’s Ram’s perspective and emotions while in this book it’s Sita’s. It gives you a different perspective of the same situation.
Amish Tripathi made me his devout follower with the Shiva trilogy. This book is not a direct sequel to the previous book.
Whenever we talk about Ramayana, the focus is laid solely on Ram. Amish has clearly offered a feminist angle to the entire epic by building a solid foundation of Sita.
Amish has done a great job again at etching out the character and telling a tale of epic proportions in his signature flair. Read with an open mind.