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CHITRA BANERJEE DIVAKARUNI at Books Inc. Alameda

CHITRA BANERJEE DIVAKARUNI author photo and book cover

Award-winning and bestselling author, poet, activist and teacher, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni shares her gripping new novel, The Forest of Enchantments

The Ramayana, one of the world's greatest epics, is also a tragic love story. In this brilliant retelling, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni places Sita at the centre of the novel: this is Sita's version. The Forest of Enchantments is also a very human story of some of the other women in the epic, often misunderstood and relegated to the margins: Kaikeyi, Surpanakha, Mandodari. A powerful comment on duty, betrayal, infidelity and honour, it is also about women's struggle to retain autonomy in a world that privileges men, as Chitra transforms an ancient story into a gripping, contemporary battle of wills. While the Ramayana resonates even today, she makes it more relevant than ever, in the underlying questions in the novel: How should women be treated by their loved ones? What are their rights in a relationship? When does a woman need to stand up and say, 'Enough!'

Event date: 
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
1344 Park St
Alameda, CA
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Books: 
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$27.99
ISBN: 9789353025984
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Published: HarperCollins India - August 20th, 2019

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