Women / Persons ~ P16450

Sita the Consort of Rama

Alternate Names:
  • Sîta
  • Seeta
  • Seetha
  • Siya
  • Vaidehi
  • Janaki
  • Maithili
  • Bhoomija
  • Sītā
  • Seetā
Gender: Female
Life Dates:
  • Asian, South
  • Beauty, celebrated
  • Expatriated, exiled person
  • Legendary
  • Literary character
  • Mother, model of family life
  • Mythical
  • Prisoner or captive
  • Royalty
  • Ruler
  • Wife of notable man
Note: Although Sita is considered to be a Hindu deity, avatar of the goddess Lakshmi, Pool rejects this in his biography. He takes a euhemerist approach to Hindu myth and treats Sita as a historical figure. The Bhattacharyya biography emphasizes mythic parallels - contrasts Sita with Eve and Helen of Troy, concludes that she "towers majestically over truth and fiction" (47)
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