Nandini Sahu's Sita: Retelling Poetic Memoir of the Protagonist


  • Shaleen Kumar Singh Assistant Professor, Department of English Swami Shukdevanand College, Shahjahanpur, U.P.



Sita, patriarchy, modern woman, swayamvar, Lord Rama


The long poem on Sita is a retelling of the old mythical story of Sita in which Sita is every woman, with all their strength and all their weaknesses. The poet is much aggrieved by her grandfather's reaction to Sita's pleading with mother earth to take her back from this life. For her, Sita is not only Sita of Ramayana, but she has been an epitome of our culture and civilization and shaper of the whole Indian womanhood. Her Sita is the one who talks about her notions on love, care, joy dejection, humiliation and appraisal and generosity. Her assessment of the doings of Maryada Purushottam Rama is a biting one, which leaves the readers to think again about Sita and reframe their attitude about her, who was a true seeker of the truth. Hence, it is proper to admit that "It is penned rather as a poetic memoir of the heroine of the epic Sita told in the first-person narrative".


Works Cited:

Sahu, Nandini. Sita (A Poem). Haryana, 2014.




How to Cite

Shaleen Kumar , translator. “Nandini Sahu’s Sita: Retelling Poetic Memoir of the Protagonist”. Creative Saplings, vol. 1, no. 2, May 2022, pp. 15-21,

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