Two powerful storytellers take on the complex narrative of Sita in the Ramayana as part of their life’s work. An insightful, compelling conversation on women’s struggle to retain autonomy in a world that privileges men. While the Ramayana resonates even today some questions need exploring – How should women be treated by their loved ones? What are their rights in a relationship? When does a woman need to stand up and say, “Enough!”


Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni – author of The Forest of Enchantments recounts the Ramyana through Sita’s perspective as a powerful comment on duty, betrayal, infidelity and honour.

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Dr. Anita Ratnam – dancer, vocalist and solo performer of A million Sitas fiercely reclaims the lost soul of Sita and reconfigures the classic myth as a shared trauma for women everywhere.

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