Sita's Ramayana

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An American Library Association 2012 Notable Children's Book and a USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor Book

The Ramayana -- one of the great legends of ancient India -- is presented here in the form of a visually stunning and gripping graphic novel. Told from the perspective of the queen, Sita, it explores ideas of right vs. wrong, compassion, loyalty, trust, honor and the terrible price that war exacts from women, children, animals and the natural world.

After Sita, Rama and his brother are banished from their kingdom, Sita is captured by the arrogant King Ravana and imprisoned in a garden across the ocean. Ravana tries to convince Sita to be his wife, but she steadfastly refuses his advances. Eventually, Rama comes to her rescue with the help of the monkey Hanuman and his army, magic animals and gods. But Rama is unable to trust Sita and forces her to undergo an ordeal by fire to prove herself to be true and pure . . .

The Ramayana was first written in Sanskrit by the poet Valmiki around 300 B.C. It contains important Hindu teachings and has had great influence on Indian life and culture over the centuries.

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Level 4.6, 1 Points
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GN: Graphic Novel 750L
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Grouping Title sita s ramayana
Grouping Author arni samhita
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-03-27 01:11:01AM
Last Indexed 2019-05-21 05:38:46AM

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subject_facet Adaptations, Fiction, Folklore -- India -- Juvenile literature, Graphic novels, Literature, Man-woman relationships -- Juvenile fiction, Vishnu -- (Hindu deity) -- Juvenile fiction, Vālmīki. -- Adaptations -- Juvenile literature
title_display Sita's Ramayana
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title_short Sita's Ramayana
topic_facet Folklore, Man-woman relationships, Vishnu, Vālmīki