Sita’s Ramayana

Samhita Arni, Moyna Chitrakar

Sita’s Ramayana shifts the point of view of the epic – the saga of a heroic war – to bring a woman’s perspective to this familiar tale. Narrated by the heroine Sita, it is a powerful meditation on the fate of women, as they become pawns in the wars between men and kingdoms. Patua artist Moyna Chitrakar and book designer Jonathan Yamakami deftly rework the traditional scroll form to create a dramatic visual narrative. Samhita Arni’s quiet yet reflective text complements Moyna’s startling colour and line.

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Weight 520.0 g
Dimensions 235 × 165 mm








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English (North America)

Groundwood Books

Portuguese (Brazil)

Editora WMF Martins Fontes

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Samhita Arni

Samhita has been interested in Hindu mythology from an early age, and her illustrated version of The Mahabharatha was published by Tara Books when she was just twelve years old. Internationally acclaimed, the book has been translated into seven languages. She is currently based in Bangalore, India. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.


Moyna Chitrakar

Moyna Chitrakar is an artist and performer from the Patua scroll painting tradition, whose art is vivid and earthy. She lives in Nirbhaypur Village, Paschim Medinipur District, West Bengal, India. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.

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Jonathan Yamakami

Jonathan Yamakami is a graphic designer from São Paulo, Brazil, who currently lives in Washington DC. He received an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013, and his work has been featured by NPR, the New York Times and AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers. Jonathan is particularly interested in exploring new ways of presenting and conceiving of the book. Click here to discover his other Tara Books.