Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Sita's Curse by Sreemoyee Piu Kundu: a review

The language of Desire, the language of every girl, of lust, of love, of want, of need, of passion; yes Sita’s Curse by Sreemoyee Piu Kundu is something all women can look forward to read.

According to the back cover- Somewhere, behind closed doors, in her solitary world; somewhere, under the sheets with an indifferent lover; somewhere, is a woman who will not be denied… Trapped for fifteen years in the stranglehold of a dead marriage and soulless household domesticity, the beautiful, full-bodied and passionate Meera Patel depends on her memories and her flights of fancy to soothe the aches that wrack her body; to quieten an unquenchable need. Until one cataclysmic day in Mumbai, when she finally breaks free… bold, brazen and defiant, Sita’s curse looks at the hypocrisy of Indian Society and tells the compelling story of a middleclass Indian house-wife’s urgent need for love, respect, acceptance- and sexual fulfillment.

The torture at home, the feeling of desire, and the want for breaking free; yes the book is all about a fate of a woman. A woman’s need for love, the longing for sex! I salute the authoress for such a wonderful and bold attempt.

I liked the way the author has etched the character of Mrs.Meera Patel, the main protagonist, on behalf of all the woman of our society who long to break free, who are trapped in a bad phase of life.
All the male characters of the book, starting from Karthik to Yosuf is so relatable that any reader could feel attracted to them. The narrating style of the author is very eye-grabbing.

For me, the only drawback of the book is that the book seems a bit exaggerating and ‘too much’ revealing at parts. The writer could’ve also added a bit more ‘masala’ to the book making it more passionate to read!

I love the brave attempt by an Indian authoress for writing a book in this genre, looking forward to read more such works, I would like to give the book 4.25 out of 5 and yes ‘na hanyate hanyamane sorire’ go on all the women of the world, fly away… fly now.. forever!!

PS- This book review is under the Reader’s cosmos book review programme!

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