Saturday, April 18, 2020

Sita: Warrior of Mithila by Amish Tripathi (Book Review: 2.5*/5) !!!

15th Book of 2020!

Well, so as I didn’t have Work From Home access earlier, I thought of completing Amish Tripathi’s Ram Chandra series peacefully by reading all three books written till date but unfortunately just after completing the first book itself, I got the access and since then life has been terrible. Somehow, I have managed to complete the second book in the series named “Sita: Warrior of Mithila” and got the chance to draft this review after a week of completing it. Tough days working from home!

Amish Tripathi has become the king of this genre where mythology is being fictionalized through the author’s imagination and creativity. Hence, the expectation from the author is very high considering that now there are many authors writing in this segment. Unfortunately, the charm of Amish which was displayed in Shiva Trilogy can’t be seen in at least the first two books of Ram Chandra series. And mostly, I am very disappointed with this book- “Sita: Warrior of Mithila”.

Amish has mentioned in the beginning regarding how he is using the hyperlink concept while writing the first three books in this series where the story of three characters- Ram, Sita and Raavan are narrated parallelly and from 4th book onwards, the story shall take forward inter-linking all of them together post Sita haran scene. Reading Ram was still a nice experience considering the detailing and new aspect of story-telling of Ramayan in Amish’s version as everything was fresh. But with Sita, the problem is that Sita, herself, is nicely introduced in the 1st book itself, even her friends, her acquaintances, her land- Mithila- everything is mentioned. This book offers no new insight at all.

More than 70% of the book is repetitive as all of it is already been covered in Part 1. Even about Sita, we don’t get to know anything new even after this book is meant to get deep into her character. But more than her, the law and different aspect of morality is discussed but very less about Sita. Also, somewhere author was trying to discuss Ram as less as possible as the book on him is already out but that makes you feel that your favorite character and the Hero of Ramayan is being ignored and avoided. If you want to read this series, I can very confidently say that you can skip the Book 2 of the Ram Chandra series.

I hope the 3rd book on Raavan shall be something different as he has not been discussed much in the first two books and his journey up till Sita haran is in different world altogether. I am really looking forward to finding the Amish Tripathi I know again. I give this book 2.5* out of 5, unfortunately. At least, the book could have been summed up in less than 250 pages, it would have been better for readers.




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