Sitayana: Epic of the Earth-born

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Samata Books, 1987 - Sītā (Hindu deity) - 686 pages
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Narrative poem about Sita, heroine of the Rāmāyaṇa.

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Contents

Narada and Janaka
3
Janaka
15
Janaka and Yajnavalkya
24
Sitas Birth and Fostering
29
The Girlhood of Sita
37
What Dreams may Come
46
Initiation
54
The Dome of Holiness
60
SitaFrom Darkness to Light
323
Sita and Hanuman
331
Signet Ring and CrestJewel
340
Hanuman and Ravana
347
YUDOHA
359
Hanuman Reports
361
Vibhishana
372
The War Begins
383

Destiny Unfolding
67
The BridePrice of Valour
78
Sitas Marriage
85
AYODHYA
93
Darkness after Dawn
95
Ahalyas Outburst
101
Apprenticeship in Kingcraft
110
Voice of the People
119
The Crookback and Kaikeyi
122
The Great Renunciation
127
Sita has Her Way
137
Journey to Chitrakuta
145
Bharata
155
Rama on Raja Dharma
165
Sita and Srutakirti
172
ARANYA
179
Atri and Anasuya
181
Inside Dandaka
187
Around the Ashramas
196
Designs for Living
204
Agastya and Lopamudra
213
Panchavati
222
The Golden Deer
230
The Abduction of Sita
237
Jatayu
242
Rama Disconsolate
248
Kabanda and Sabari
258
ASOKA
265
In Ravanas Lanka
267
Alone in Asoka
273
Sitas Introspection
279
Trijata and Anala
286
The Ugly and the Beautiful
294
Ruminations and Lacerations
302
Ravana and Sita
312
Alternating Fortunes
393
Mandodari and Sulochana
404
Ravanas Dream
414
Kumbhakarnas Fall
422
Between Despair and Hope
433
Indrajits Fall and After
445
Suspense and Apocalypse
455
Ravanas End
465
RAJYA
473
War and Peace
475
Mandodaris Lament
480
Rejection of Sita
485
Sitas FireBaptism
491
Air Journey to Ayodhya
497
The Coronation of Rama and Sita
507
Mothers and Sisters
515
A Round of Visits
524
Rama Rajya
531
Agastya Speaking
539
Sitas Stream of Consciousness
548
ASHRAM A
557
Holy Wedded Love
559
Exiled Again
566
The Ashrama Sanctuary
579
Motherhood and Fulfilment
589
Calm of Mind and Nightmare Visions
598
The Song of Rama
609
In the Souls Mystic Cave
615
Asvamedha and the Twin Rhapsodists
621
Communion and Reunions
629
Sitas Vindication and Withdrawal
637
Her Grace Abiding
648
EPILOGUE
659
NOTES
661
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