Lost loves

Title Lost loves
exploring Rama's anguish
Author Arshia Sattar
Publication Penguin India
Size XXII, 145p
Language ENG ENG
ISBN 9780143104278
Topics Rama (Hindu deity)
Sita (Hindu deity)
Indian essays--English
Love--Religious aspects--Hinduism
Notes The story of the Ramayana is a story of trial and tribulation, of the subtlety of right and wrong, of love and loss. The actions of Rama, the righteous but troubled prince of Ayodhya, have perplexed readers over the millennia. Lost Loves is an attempt to come to terms with Rama and with the Ramayana, a text that Arshia Sattar has translated to acclaim. The essays in this book imagine what might have been the thoughts and feelings of Rama and Sita as they lived through the tumultuous events of the great epic. They explore what happens to love in separation, and how public lives and private desires collide to devastating effect. In doing so, Arshia Sattar makes the existential conflicts of the Ramayana fascinatingly relevant and freshly inspiring for the contemporary reader.
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