“She slapped him.
She put all her strength behind the blow. His face was flung sharply to the right, his vision blurring out of focus before the world swam back into view, accompanied by several motes of swirling light, and he found himself facing the wall. ……
‘Stop it,’ she said….”
— Chapter 22, Kaand 1, Demons of Chitrakut
The above is an interaction between Sita and Rama, when he tells her that he has to go on a long exile, alone
|Title||Demons of Chitrakut|
|Series||Volume-3 of the 8 volume Ramayana series|
NOTE: Please read the comments on the whole series here , as the reviewer’s opinions on the series are expressed there.
The Story in Book-3
The high-level storyline in this part of the series:
Rama and Lakshman, under the guidance of Vishwamitra, have decimated the host of asuras moving towards Mithila and Ayodhya. Rama weds Sita and Lakshman weds Urmila (Sita’s sister). The other brothers of Rama marry Sita’s cousins.
The wedding party on its way back to Ayodhya is challenged by the axe welding sage Parashurama – the confrontation between Rama and Parashurama is captivating. Back in Ayodhya, the duo of Manthara-Kaikeyi manipulate Dasharath to exile Rama. Sita and Lakshman accompany him voluntarily.
Continue reading “Book: Demons of Chitrakut by Ashok Banker (Ramayan series book-3)”