Grew up in India between the 1960s and 1980s? Chances are that you, if you were fond of reading, had your first brush with English books through a magnificently inventive author whose oeuvre stretched from a range of mysteries solved by an adventurous group of pre-teenage siblings and their friends, or trips to magical lands with all manners of fantastic beings, or the exploits of a group of girl students in a boarding school.
Outstanding! There can be no other adjective for this book. It is not easy to woo readers to the Ramayana, an epic which every Indian knows by heart. But Devdutt Pattanaik - a medical doctor by education, a leadership consultant by profession and a mythologist by passion - succeeds admirably, by retelling the country`s most popular story through the eyes of Sita.