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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|Grouping Title||sita s ramayana|
|Grouping Author||arni samhita|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-03-27 01:11:01AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-05-21 05:38:46AM|
|auth_author2||Chitrakar, Moyna,, Vālmīki.|
|author2-role||Chitrakar, Moyna,illustrator., Vālmīki.Rāmāyaṇa.|
|available_at_englewood||Englewood Public Library|
|detailed_location_englewood||EPL Graphic Novel|
|display_description||A graphic novel adaptation of the ancient Indian legend in which Rama, an incarnation of the god Vishnu, forces his wife Sita to undergo an ordeal by fire to prove she is pure after she is abducted by Ravanna.|
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|lexile_code||GN: Graphic Novel|
|local_callnumber_englewood||GRAPHIC NOVEL ARNI, SAMHITA|
|owning_library_englewood||Englewood Public Library|
|owning_location_englewood||Englewood Public Library|
|record_details||ils:.b37544263|Graphic Novel|Books||English|Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press,|2011.|152 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm.|
|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_full||Sita's Ramayana / text by Samhita Arni ; art by Moyna Chitrakar|
|topic_facet||Folklore, Man-woman relationships, Vishnu, Vālmīki|