Sita: A symbol of Strength, Resilience, and Empowerment in The Forest of Enchantments


  • Swetha S Assistant Professor, Department of English, Sri Krishna Adithya College of Arts and Science, Kovaipudur, Coimbatore, 641042 (TN)



Women, Sita, Womanhood, Patriarchal society, Identity, Survival, Strength.


The epic, Ramayana is an enduring literary classic and serves as a guide for social practices, which have a great deal of influence even today. Ramayana is about satisfaction, sacrifice, honesty, and destruction of greed and indiscipline. The epic pictures the birth of goddess, Lakshmi as an avatar to rescue the earth and to destroy the evil kings, who plunder the resources and destroy life through bloody wars and evil conduct. Sita is one of the significant characters in the epic, Ramayana who is considered to be one of the Panchkanyas and respected as the epitome of all womanly virtues for Hindu women. Ramayana depicts women as warriors in domestic life and the novel, The Forest of Enchantments, depicts the incredible journey of women in a patriarchal society and pictures the struggle of modern women to achieve their identity in both their families and society. Chitra Banerjee in The Forest of Enchantments explores the characters of women and brings out their qualities like their moral strength and urges them to attain their destiny. The novel brings out the importance of women’s role in both their family and society.


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How to Cite

Swetha S , translator. “Sita: A Symbol of Strength, Resilience, and Empowerment in The Forest of Enchantments”. Creative Saplings, vol. 3, no. 5, May 2024, pp. 21-39,

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