The Missing Queen

The Missing Queen

Samhita Arni / Dec 08, 2019

The Missing Queen It has been ten years since Ram s return from fallen Lanka Ayodhya is shining Ayodhya is prosperous But darkness lurks at the heart of the victrorious regime A pointed question piques a young journali

  • Title: The Missing Queen
  • Author: Samhita Arni
  • ISBN: 9789381017647
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It has been ten years since Ram s return from fallen Lanka Ayodhya is shining Ayodhya is prosperous But darkness lurks at the heart of the victrorious regime A pointed question piques a young journalist s curiousity What happened to Sita Where is Ram s absent wife whose abduction triggered the war with Lanka And so begins the journalist s search for the missing queeIt has been ten years since Ram s return from fallen Lanka Ayodhya is shining Ayodhya is prosperous But darkness lurks at the heart of the victrorious regime A pointed question piques a young journalist s curiousity What happened to Sita Where is Ram s absent wife whose abduction triggered the war with Lanka And so begins the journalist s search for the missing queen Soon her investigation attracts the notice of Ayodhya s all powerful secret police and its mysterious head, the Washerman Forced to flee Ayodhya, the journalist makes her way through a war devastated Lanka in search of answers In this stylish speculative thriller, Samhita Arni skilfully combines her love for mythology with riveting storytelling.

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      • Samhita Arni

        Samhita Arni has been interested in Hindu mythology since she was a child She has written The Mahabaharata A Child s View, a version of another great Indian epic, which has been translated into seven languages and was named Book of the Month by the German Academy for Youth Literature and Media, and one of the Best Published Books of 2004 by the Spanish Ministry of Culture It also won the Elsa Morante Literary Award Department of Culture, Campania, Italy Samhita has also written scripts for film and television and is currently working on a thriller based on The Ramayana She lives in Bangalore, India.


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    1. I have always wondered and thought that the Ramayana has nothing to offer in terms of shades of grey. I thought that it was a plain vanilla story, with nothing of value, though at the back of mind I was aware of Sita and her predicaments, I somehow did not give it too much thought. I was more focused on reading more of the Mahabharata, with its vast number of characters and intricate plot, there was no way any other mythological text could hold a candle to it. This was my opinion till I started [...]


    2. There is something about Ramayana that makes it less fascinating for me than Mahabharatha. However, interpretations like Blue by Sharan M and Asura (partially) made me get interested in the epic a little more because of their treatment of the characters as those with grey shades. The Missing Queen is a book whose cover drew me to it at first, and then the premise when I read the blurb. Ramayana set in a modern day scenario without much change in the characters or the sequence of events is what T [...]


    3. I had really high hopes from this. Considering that I had already read the authors another book 'Sita's Ramayana', I had thought this would be just as good. It had started on a good note. I liked how it had a lot of modern sub plots, bringing in political and cultural references. But it was too much, and not explained enough. Its great to see someone putting in a womans perspective. Still I wish the author had put in just as much effort in giving some meat to the mens characters.


    4. Arni's idea of transposing the Ramayana onto modern times is not new, but she does it well, especially since she focuses on the question of why Sita left. However, the book could have done with more meat - most of the characters remain sketchy, we only have the faintest idea of the geography that Arni is operating in, and some very very important questions remain not just unanswered, but unasked.


    5. The concept is great, a retelling of the Ramayana from a feminist perspective set in the modern day, but it doesn't quite work for me in the execution. The thriller plot feels a touch forced and the mythological elements are sometimes an awkward fit with the modern setting.


    6. There was an element of suspense created in the beginning, which however dies out through the story as it turns out to be more predictable with every page.


    7. What a weird book to rate. Shoddy, clichéd and really exasperating writing talent, but really interesting insight. 2.5 stars.


    8. I've always had a love-hate relationship with the Ramayana. As a child I found it boring as compared to the Mahabharata which seemed colourful and intriguing in contrast with its huge cast of characters and fast pace. As a teenager, the boredom turned to disdain - for Ram, whom I found weak, for Sita who irritated me with her devotion to said weak husband, for Lakshman, who thought nothing of abandoning his blameless wife in favour of said weak brotheryou get the picture! I was young and rebelli [...]


    9. "A king's flaw and a society's decay. Engrossing book, though marred by an excessive in-your-face liberal ideology."The book's protagonist in "The Missing Queen" is a feisty reporter living in modern day Ayodhya, shining Ayodhya, who cannot take no for an answer, and when granted an interview with Rama, the ruler of Ayodhya, a modern day Ayodhya that is trying to make the transition to a democracy, she just has to question Rama about Sita - the missing queen, who had left, or was asked to leave, [...]


    10. The missing queen attempts to set the events of the Ramayana in something resembling modern times and tells the tale of what happens next, to Ram, Sita and the rest of the characters after the original story ends. It also attempts to present a sympathetic view of the Lankans, Ravana and the rest while also painting a more vivid, feminist potrait of the plight of Sita, Soorpanaka, Kaikeyi and the other women of the story.(not having read the many versions of Ramayana , I am unsure of how original [...]


    11. Unlike Shashi Tharoor's The Great Indian Novel, the narrative in The Missing Queen does not directly transpose two timelines on each other. Instead, it raises questions about the ideas of progress and development, women as victims of war and reinforces (like all recent mythology retellings) that there is more than one side to a story, especially if it is history. The world that Samhita Arni's Ramayana is set in, needs no introduction; there is an immediate familiarity with the characters and the [...]


    12. 3.5This is not a episode of Ramayana set in modern world. The world of the book is apologetically anachronistic that takes some getting used to. In this world, there are phones, cars, television and there are also simian faced Vanar soldiers and Ram still wins Sita by breaking the bow. But once you get used to that, and ignore some of the very obvious allusions to modern world issues, there were some very interesting perspectives here. Unanswered, ignored questions that pop up as you place the s [...]


    13. The giants of hindu mythology always unsettled me - political agenda was everywhere, and words of comfort, friendship and love always seemed a cover for alliance. This book offers a perspective, a heart-warming one, into the world of Sita. The Ayodhya in this book is a modern day one, and the bad treatment of women is not at all surprising, because even our real current day society has not progressed much from those days. Sure, we have our gizmos and technology and our clothing is different, but [...]


    14. I thought The Missing Queen was a fantastic novel and highly recommend it to essentially anyone looking for a good book. I read the Mahabharata last year and wish that it was fresher in my mind when reading this book. I now want to go read the Ramayana, Mahabharata, and this book all over again. The Missing Queen is a quick read (only 180 pages), but is nonetheless a thoroughly imaginative, relevant and compelling book. The author not only presents the classic Indian story retold in a modern set [...]


    15. The Missing queen by Samhita Arni is the story set in Ayodhya ten years after Ram returns from Lanka. The setting is modern: Ram and Sita returning from Lanka in a Cadillac, malls, multiplexes, flat screen televisions, Ram doing a live TV interview, Hanuman giving a press Conference.The book starts with Kaikeyi telling a journalist to do Sita'a story. In the course of finding Sita and doing her story, the journalist meets Ram (when she goes to interview him), Laxman, Angad, Lanka Devi, Hanuman, [...]


    16. I was initially skeptical about reading of a Rama's Ayodhya with malls and 24*7 news channels, all that uneasiness was put to rest about a chapter or two into the book with Arni's skillful writing that negotiates the myth with core contemporary issues and debates. Democracy, freedom of speech, the media's role in society: these are some of the topics that are explored in TMQ, through the storyline of the Ramayana. I'm very glad I read this rather contemporary twist of the Ramayana. The Ramayana [...]


    17. Quite a well-done, imaginative and interpretative re-telling of the epic from myriad other viewpoints and perspectives and the modernistic setting - which also serves the purpose of seeking to juxtaposition contemporary issues and problems in the narrative - makes it a very different and enigmatic read. Full marks to the author's imagination and handling for pulling off the seemingly difficult feat of updating an ancient tale to reflect present-day sensibilities and concerns


    18. I really really liked the Missing Queen, by Samhita Arni, it showed her growth as an author and I liked the way she weaved a thrilling mystery around a mythological subject of Sita's banishment from Ayodhya. many analogies from present day politics made this a very interesting read. Congrats Sam.


    19. This is not a retelling of the Ramayana. It's a mirror into our current state of affairs. And how bad things can really become for the collective hopes of a populace. Very nicely composed work.



    20. 3.5Only because the writing could have been better, tighter.Otherwise would have easily marked it a 4/5. Very entertaining, and a surprising number of new perspectives.





    21. Okayish! Starts out well as an imaginitive, inventive retelling of the Ramayanafalters under its own weight of reinvention.



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