Sita's Story

Sita's Story

by Jacqueline Suthren Hirst
     
 

Series Editor: Professor Julius Lipner, The Divinity School, University of Cambridge “Sita” is an ideal, an inspiration, an icon. Aimed primarily at high school students, this book may surprise many adults with its balanced, contemporary interpretation from one of the greatest cultural epics of all time, the Ramayana. This is the first volume in

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Series Editor: Professor Julius Lipner, The Divinity School, University of Cambridge “Sita” is an ideal, an inspiration, an icon. Aimed primarily at high school students, this book may surprise many adults with its balanced, contemporary interpretation from one of the greatest cultural epics of all time, the Ramayana. This is the first volume in ‘INDIC VALUES SERIES’ published in collaboration with the Divinity School, Cambridge University.

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 A superb book! It brings the story of Sita alive for key issues in contemporary society. I would like all, Hindus and non-Hindus alike, to read it to their profit.

- Dilip Kadodwala, Advisor for Religious Education, Lancaster Education Authority.

 This book is very engagingly written, and approachable for young people of all abilities. At the same time, it is itself a multi-layered text introducing and developing a number of important concepts: a multiplicity of sources for a story; varieties of interpretation; how retelling of a story affects the lives of the hearers and the tellers...Together with the questions which relates the issues to the lives of the readers, this book provides a valuable resource for teachers and others which is capable of being used in a variety of innovative ways.

- Dr. Janet Scott, Head of Religious Studies, Homerton College for the training of Teachers, University of Cambridge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781896209401
Publisher:
Bayeux Arts, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/15/1997
Series:
Hindu Values Series, #1
Edition description:
1
Pages:
68
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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Meet the Author

Jacqueline Suthren Hirst received her doctorate in Indian Religion from the Divinity School at Cambridge University, England. She has taught at Homerton College, Cambridge, and is currently on the Comparative Religion faculty of Manchester University, England.

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