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Sita: Warrior of Mithila

(Ram Chandra #2)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  13,752 ratings  ·  1,004 reviews
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 div
Paperback, 361 pages
Published May 29th 2017 by Westland Publication Limited
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Devanshi Gupta Yes, it was not entirely convincing to me either. But Amish couldn't really not make Ram the Vishnu. After all, Ram is the Vishnu in Ramayana, and…moreYes, it was not entirely convincing to me either. But Amish couldn't really not make Ram the Vishnu. After all, Ram is the Vishnu in Ramayana, and Amish knows that he can't deviate from the real story on these big points. Personally, it wasn't convincing to me either why Sita had to make her swayamvar so tough. Couldn't she just say she wanted to pick a suitor for her? And why Lakshman would leave his newly wed wife behind. I know that's how it happens in the epic, but in this story, it wasn't convincing.(less)
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Surender Negi Well. The answer is that. Sita was not full convienced with Vishwamitra idea of Vishnu as her because she found that Vishwamitra idea actually contain…moreWell. The answer is that. Sita was not full convienced with Vishwamitra idea of Vishnu as her because she found that Vishwamitra idea actually contain revange from vasistha. Hence she dont want to be doll of Malayputra. second, she found that Ram is also well contendor for vishnu hence if she accompnied with him may be the idea of unification will be more powerful. In later story she was angry on malayputras, like how they eradicate ram from picture by forcing him to use asurastra so he will go to exile by vayuputras itself and they can announced sita as vishnu.

Sita honest love for Ram ideal image change everything what is being plaaned by malayputras.(less)

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Jun 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-in-2017
Okay why did i even start this book in the first place? Because, I got a free copy of this book and the cover was so tempting that i just thought of giving it a try. My Bad! Usually, I refrain from reading interpretation on our great epics but i thought with a bit of open mindedness i can at least try this out as some fantasy-fiction with no connection to the epic. I kept reminding myself throughout that the Sita in this story is just another character and not Ramayana’s Sita but i failed misera ...more
Vikalp Trivedi
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I never liked Ramayan (or Ramcharitmanas). The main reason being the treatment of character of Sita . Though I have never read the original Ramayan , I have heard stories and read about Ramayan . Almost in every story Sita's character is depicted firstly as an obedient wife who follows her perspective lacking husband (Ram in my opinion is a character without his own perspective )for a fourteen years exile , than a helpless kidnapped wife waiting for her husband to rescue her , then when her husb ...more
Aditi Dwivedi
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Not at all impressed with this story line and narration. I did the mistake of re-reading Scion of Ikshvaku before starting this one. Half the conversations, plots , narrations are exactly the same.. word to word. Even if I ignore the replication of scenes , narrations from Ikshvaku to Sita ; given that Sita is an (alleged) sequel ; I can not ignore the superficial and unintelligent character build ups and conversations. I found myself holding the book and re-reading few lines just to understand ...more
Shreya Vaid
Jun 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Twisting the delicate fabric of an epic and then writing it down to suit the modern times is a tough task. But Amish Tripathi has always been brilliant in this genre. In his recent novel, Sita: Warrior of Mithila, he has yet again given a new life and meaning to a celebrated character of Ramayana. In the prequel of the book, Scion of Ikshvaku, Amish was not able to convince the audience that much. Has Sita done that job?

Since the beginning of time, Sita has been celebrated as an ideal wife, one
Ashish Iyer
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing book. Waited so long for this book. As always book Amish's books are very interesting. Book started with a suspense which will be uncovered in Raavan (next book). I found this book better than previous one. I don't know why some readers are comparing with other version of Ramayana.
This book is Amish's interpretation of Ramayana. The author has exemplary built the structure of linear story-telling, linking incidents from the 'Scion of Ikshvaku', and running both the books paralle
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
"Below expectations" and that's not good at all as my expectations were already low after reading the first book of the series.

I think the biggest drawback of this series is RAMAYANA itself. No... I am not criticizing Ramayana, in fact it’s the exact opposite. Ramayana is no doubt the most followed and most famous creation ever in INDIA but it has a definite start, certain set of characters and a definite end as well. Now in my opinion these factors probably acted as the limitations for Amish,
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If thinking out of box is an art, Amish is definitely Picasso of it.
Entire India idolizes Sita, and women of India are reminded time and again to be pure, devoted and all-suffering like Sita.
Amish's sita has got an aura of self-respect and confidence for herself. Sita is neither a silent martyr nor she is a victim. Loved the entire plot!
Looking forward to read more about the orphan of Aryavarta.
Jul 21, 2017 rated it did not like it
This is what happens when you write for money and without passion, and surrounded by Yes men. This is a lame attempt of an age old story trying to be retold to the pop culture of today.

Amish trying desperately to connect to today's youth has gone way too far and stretched the story however he wants by introducing Nirbhaya case and Jalikattu into Ramayana., which was unnecessary and is totally lazy on his part.

Calling Hanuman as Hanu and Hans, calling Shurpanaka as shurpu, using the reference an
Rahul Khatri
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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After the long wait of 2 years, finally yesterday, "Sita - Warrior Of Mithila " was delivered to me ( at 1556 hours ) and I started the book in the late evening and wrapped it in a single sitting. Like the spell bounded the first installment of the Ram Chandra Series, Sita-Warrior of Mithila "reads with the speed tantamount to any fifth-generation fighter jet. The depiction of a woman wa
Rohit Sharma
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
Amish Tripathi and Ashwin Sanghi are the two guys because of whom I started reading mythological fictions big time and have actually discovered some really fantastic books (Palace of Illusions and Karna's wife). Shiva Trilogy (from Amish) was a fantastic read, no doubt, first being the best and second still was able to hold my interest unfortunately the third one didn't work (wonders) but when I heard him writing another couple of books on Ramayan, I was excited. The prequel to this one (Sita) w ...more
Gowtham Sidharth
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Too many forces are in play, forces you can't control, forces beyond your reach, the god of fire, one true God, Iraiva, the malayaputhras,vayuputhras,vaanars, kumbakarna, Raavan, ram, sita, and much more. the book opens with a shocking truth, new Vishnu had been chosen and it's not ram.

Amish is back with his second installment of Ramchandra series, sita warrior of mithila, and it is brilliant. There has been many retelling of Ramayana especially sita's perspective, but all tried to make her a v
Dec 05, 2017 rated it liked it
*3.25 out of 5 stars

I'm pretty disappointed with this one so I'll keep it short:

- It wasn't as engaging as the first book had been.
- There were several times when entire paragraphs and scenes seemed to have been copy-pasted from the first book word for word - it was super annoying.
- Around halfway through, I started skimming because otherwise, I would have taken another couple of days to get through it or have DNF'd it. :(
- The writing was kind of juvenile, like the first one. Didn't wow me.
Pranav Srivatsav
A major letdown. But the series still keeps me invested

Scion of ikshvaku hit a major chord with me, a chord that stood apart from those hit by the shiva trilogy. Because the philosophy had a softer, and a broader tone to it as opposed to the sharper and radical tone adopted in the shiva trilogy. It was the injection of serene flow of themes more than the fantasized storyline that made it satisfying. So naturally I had expected more of the same and much more from the second book of the series. A
Amrutha Pemmaraju
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sita The warrior of Mithila
Amish Tripathi
Genre- Mythological Fiction

I have read Amish tripathi’s Shiva Triology 6 years ago. I was quite mesmerised with the first two parts of the series – Meluha and Nagas. Long after, Amish comes up with this Ramachandra series, in which the book sita was hyped by the public as well as the celebrities. I wasn’t sure if I would love his books after 6 years. But the book cover and the title of Sita had attracted and coerced me to snatch the book, read it. The con
Sankalpita (bookGeeks India)
Amish has certainly redefined the way India will look at its beloved Goddess. This according to me is the most fascinating and unparalleled achievement of this book.

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Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The second instalment in Ram chandra series has sweetened plot. This was a riveting read for me. The potrayal of Sita as a warrior is one of the least surprise the book has to offer. Eventhough the time line of this book is same as that of the first book, it was still a thrill to watch these forming a complimentary pair. This
book was the viewpoint of sacred faminine incarnate. I certainly enjoyed the hyperlink story telling technique and am transfixed at the ease with the author handles the st
Jun 08, 2017 rated it liked it
A retelling of one of the greatest Indian Epics and with a feminist spin. What could go wrong? I thought that too but this book failed to stir anything stronger than luke-warm feelings. The novel started out great and Sita's character was dealt with finesse. She is portrayed as smart and skilled with weapons. The ultimate heroine. As the story progressed, I just lost interest with all the unnecessary explanations and sermons regarding politics. The story came to a standstill and only started mov ...more
Swagat Siddhartha
Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reading the most famous stories of Hindu mythology from a female perspective can be fun, unfortunately Sita:Warrior of Mithila is only the second one I have come across (Palace of Illusion being the first one). The writing is simple and some pages explore the theme of philosophy just like Amish's other books. The story telling is better than the first book but for the obvious reason that we do not know much about Sita so every page breathes a new perspective

He once again devotes an entire chapte
Gayatri, eine Leseratte
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
Actual rating- 3.5 stars

Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
I am utterly disappointed after reading this book. There is absolutely nothing new to this book other than the first and last chapter. The major twists as the author says. There is a sense of Deja Vu throughout reading this book. If you have read the Shiva Trilogy, Then a lot from those book has been put into this Ramchandra series. And this book, You feel like you are reading the first part. To get the exact sense of this, Try reading the books back to back.
One of the laughable things is that
Uttara Srinivasan
Jun 10, 2017 rated it liked it
As a nation, we don’t hold our superstars responsible or accountable for their craft. Movie stars, politicians, cricketers – name your hero and see how much you have allowed him or her to get away with. What is specifically of import here is his/her complete dismissal of his/her audience’s intelligence. Amish Tripathi – one of our literary superstars – is just as fortunate if not more. I am but one individual and probably not even the demographic that Amish caters to. But the power of expression ...more
Vikas Singh
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Yet another masterpiece from Amish and a completely different take on Sita. Amish has worked on the historical background, combined it with geographical facts and cultural traditions to give this blockbuster
Aishwary Mehta (The_Fugitive_Biker)
Quote from the Book I Liked - The best laid plans always have a tendancy to get spoiled. There have always been surprises. (Para 5 , Page 335)

Stars - 3.5/5

Synopsis - 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 Sa
Rishabh Karwayun
Jun 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Perhaps the most widespread interpretation of Ramayana today looks at the characters as ideals. Protagonists are ideal "whites" and antagonists are ideal "black". Ram is an ideal son, brother, husband, king and most of all an ideal human being (or God). Here all the actions of the protagonists are justified/explained by their divine nature.

While I have nothing against this view of Ramayana, it is not the only way. Another attempt looks at the characters as shades of grey, and the fact that Ramay
Devika Ramadoss
Jul 17, 2017 rated it liked it
I was not much impressed with Scion Of Ikshvaku when compared to Shiva trilogy.It was because of Amish work I started to explore mythology books.Now that I have finished Sita and it was good and far way better than Scion Of Ikshvaku.

The book cover is indeed the best one. It’s more of muscles rather than flesh.Well the content too went with the same sort.Women characters always takes a special top note in Amish’s books.

As I was aware that this is a fiction work , I was able to enjoy the characte
Taanya Ahuja
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it

Sita Warrior Of Mithila by Amish Tripathi is the second book of The Ram Chandra Series. It is a fiction mythology book. It was published on 29th May 2017 by the Westland Ltd. The cover page of the book is very beautiful designed by Sideways having an image of Devi Sita in action holding a stick and attacking someone. The colours orange and yellow are very amazingly used, making the cover look very nice an
Pratip Vijayakumar
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
Well.. Well... A long wait indeed and I Pre-ordered this book for two reasons. Reason One I thought Amish would have done enough research because of the 2 damn years? Duh! and the Reason two being its Sita and in his Shiva Trilogy he kept Parvathy in a high pedestal and the character was narrated in a much better way.
I really felt the narrative style to be way too sloppy with this book. Initially, I admired this guy for bringing in a perspective for the so-called Indian way of life to Mythologi
Swathi Kiranmayee Manchili
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
The master storyteller, Amish Tripathi, continues the story, this time through Sita's perspective. I loved the way Sita is portrayed-as a strong, independent woman who handles the kingdom and also trains to be the next Vishnu. I felt the events like searching for a leader to lead a chaotic country is relevant in today's world. The concept of sharing the responsibility of Vishnu is something I liked in this book. Jallikattu was a bit of a surprise I should say. Also the intellectual conversations ...more
Pooja Banga
I loved this book ..Though some things were surprising for me ..
My mom narrated me differently how Sita maa was born ..
I am totally confused about it ..
Overall the story is awesome we all know..
I haven't read the epic Ramayana but have heard a lot of stories about it from my parents and grandparents ..
Sita maa has always been courageous and ambitious..
Mithila under her rule had developed a lot due to her administrative policies.
State of Mithila could be well compared to Plato's mechanical state
Feb 22, 2018 rated it liked it
2.5 Stars.

I have expected that I'd read a better book than the Book #1(Scion of Ikshvaku) in Rama Chandra series or at least a good one, but this one turned out to be the just okay-good type. Except for a few(very few) segments, Amish couldn't deliver a proper book.

There was no emotional feel to it as the first book had. The Characters, dialogues, seemed rushed and incomplete and at times repeated. But the discussion b/w Ram-Sita, Sita-Bharat for a better society and the way it can be done, the
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Amish is an IIM (Kolkata)educated, boring banker turned happy author. The success of his debut book, The Immortals of Meluha (Book 1 of the Shiva Trilogy), encouraged him to give up a fourteen-year-old career in financial services to focus on writing. He is passionate about history, mythology and philosophy, finding beauty and meaning in all world religions.

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