Reading Past through the Present: A Comparative Analysis of Nandini Sahu's Sita with Valmiki's Ramayana through an Indic Perspective


  • Bhaskar Bhushan Ph.D. Research Scholar, Discipline of English SOH, IGNOU, New Delhi



Epic, Memoir, Deconstruction, Interpretation, Subaltern, Meta-narrative


The intellectual exercise is always related to either deconstruction of the meaning or embellishment of meanings by interpretation of a text. It has always been the intellectual rigour of the thinking human, to find out more and to make sense of it, at the same time. Ramayana, for me, has always been one text that has always stayed imminently relevant in my memory by the sheer virtue of its literary oeuvre and all the teaching it imparts, either metaphysically or metaphorically. For a long time, I have always yearned for an opportunity to write something about it or anything closely or even remotely related to it. And in the words of Tulsi, “everything happens according to Rama's wish only”. I have finally been endowed upon with the opportunity to do so by expressing my opinions about Nandini Sahu's Sita, a poetic memoir of the heroine of the epic in the first-person narrative.


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How to Cite

Bhaskar Bhushan. (2023). Reading Past through the Present: A Comparative Analysis of Nandini Sahu’s Sita with Valmiki’s Ramayana through an Indic Perspective. Creative Saplings, 1(01), 104–118.