This book summarizes the great epic in a wonderful manner. The graphic novel covers the story from Sita’s origins to the Ramayana battle and what happened after that. The story is told in a first-person narrative from Sita’s point of view, which is refreshing.
The narration and some dialogues are so good that you will enjoy reading it even we know what we are going to read in it. There are little details that are not like what we have read and seen before. Yet, the main essence of the story and scenes are intact. For example, Sita was in the jungle when she went to Bhudevi to leave the earth, the novel showed it within the palace.
The title is misleading there is very little about Sita in it. You can say the book is Ramayana told through the eyes of Sita. The artwork is fabulous. The details aren’t the finest in some cases, but the presentation is mesmerizing. One major flaw in art is inconsistency with the character’s faces. Sita’s face has changed a couple of times in the book. Even Kaikeyi looked like Sita on one occasion.
The story was brief enough to enjoy but there should have some details in the graphic novel about Sita if the writer needed more credits for her work. In short, the attempt was good but not good enough as I wanted to know more about Sita in this graphic novel. The best part of the book remains its illustration. If you love graphic novel and mythology, this book is for you. If you think you will discover something new in the book, I must stop you here as it might disappoint you. If you want to relive the essence of Ramayana, you should get this. And what would be the best time to pick this book then now? This book is perfect for children too.
If you want to read about Sita, you can pick Sita by Devdutt. It is not a graphic novel, but it has illustrations every 3 or 4 pages. Moreover, the details are unmatchable. I enjoyed the first phase of the graphic novel where Sita and her family’s origin was illustrated.
Story (Sita – Daughter of the Earth) – 7.5
The story was written by Saraswati Nagpal. There was the first quarter of the story which is very good. It was where the story from Sita’s origin and her upbringing was highlighted. This is the part of what I bought the book for, to read some unknown or lesser-known facts about the Sita. But the rest of the story is what we already know. For the story, we give it 6. The concept of the story started as it intended but could not keep up with it. The concept is 5. The grip of the story was flawless. The only problem was that we expected something else. 10 for the grip. The impact was amazing and there are two reasons for it. One is its the illustrations and two is reading before Vijay Dashmi. We give it 9 for the impact. So the total score for the story is 7.5
Cover Art (Sita – Daughter of the Earth) – 9
The cover art is beautiful. We give it a 9. The illustrator for cover art and inside art is Manikandan. Covert is colored by Jayakrishnan K. P.
Dialogues (Sita – Daughter of the Earth) – 9
The dialogues are simple and there are scenes where they made the scene more impactful. We will give it a 9. The letterer is Laxmi Chand Gupta and Editors are Eman Chowdhary and Aditi Ray.
Inside Art (Sita – Daughter of the Earth) – 9
The art is the strongest part of the Sita. We already stated that it was difficult to recognize characters from their faces. But it does not take away the brilliance showcased throughout. We give it 9. The inside art is illustrated by Manikandan and colored by Anil C. K.
Artists Involved (SITA – DAUGHTER OF THE EARTH)
- Illustrator – Manikandan
- Writer – Saraswati Nagpal
- Colorist – Anil C. K.
- Letterer – Laxmi Chanda Gupta
- Editors – Eman Chowdhary & Aditi Ray
- Editor (Informative Content) – Rashmi Menon
- Production Controller – Vishal Sharma
- Art Director – Rajesh Nagulkonda
- Cover art Illustrator – Manikandan
- Covert Art Color & Design – Jayakrishnan K. P.
Product Information (Sita – Daughter of the Earth)
- Pages – 96
- Paper type – Glossy
- Cover – Paperback
- Language – English
- Binding Quality: The Binding is not good. The cover pulled off even before we were finished.
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The graphic novel covers the story from Sita’s origins to the Ramayana battle and what happened after that. The story is told in a first-person narrative from Sita’s point of view, which is refreshing. The title is misleading there is very little about Sita in it. You can say the book is Ramayana told through the eyes of Sita. The best part of the book remains its illustration. If you love graphic novel and mythology, this book is for you. If you want to relive the essence of Ramayana, you should get this. And what would be the best time to pick this book then now?