Goddess Sita in a warrior avatar? See how Amish Tripathi’s book cover carries feminism with ‘pride’The cover sees Sita as a powerful lady, with her lathi, single-handedly fighting a crowd of men, who have come to abduct her.
Mythological fiction fans have been waiting for the next installment of Amish Tripathi’s Ram Chandra series with a bated breath. The cover of Amish’s upcoming book ‘Sita-Warrior of Mithila’ was revealed yesterday. And it’s nothing like you’ve imagined.
Defying the conventional image of Sita, the new book portrays her as a feminist icon and captures the fearless warrior in her.
The cover sees Sita as a powerful lady, with her lathi, single-handedly fighting a crowd of men, who have come to abduct her.
Commenting on the cover launch for the book, Amish said, "Ancient India witnessed a far more equal social set-up than we have today. The cover depicts Lady Sita to be a fearless warrior and the book will capture her journey from an adopted child to a fierce warrior and then becoming a Goddess."
Raveena continued saying, "In ancient India, women held positions of power and led countries as queens and fiercely fought on the battlefield. They enjoyed more freedom and respect from the society. It is great to see that Amish is bringing that alive through Lady Sita and the cover beautifully illustrates her as a true warrior."
On this note, the first book of the Ramachandra seires is 'Scion of Ikshvaku,' released in 2015.
Shashi Tharoor also couldn’t stop himself from feeling awe of Sita’s new image. He tweeted:
Renowned Indian author, Durjoy Dutta also passed on his best wishes to his fellow author through a tweet.
That looks awesome! https://t.co/pnVmKBSK3c— Durjoy Datta (@durjoydatta) May 3, 2017
Powerful & Mysterious. Love it.👍 https://t.co/LJuYX0qEkN— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) May 3, 2017
(With Inputs from ANI)