One of the most popular mythology writers of our times, Amish launched the book cover of his highly-awaited Book 2 in the Ram Chandra series – ‘Sita-Warrior of Mithila’ today. The cover launch of this thrilling adventure that chronicles the rise of Lady Sita was held at Title Waves Bookstore in Mumbai. At the book cover launch, the renowned author was accompanied by none-other-than the Bollywood Actress and Producer, Raveena Tandon.
Amish’s new book, which revolves around Lady Sita, defies the image we have of the Goddess and portrays Lady Sita as a feminist icon. Amish’s new book cover perfectly captures her as a fearless warrior. A powerful Lady Sita is shown on the book cover with her lathi, single-handedly fighting a crowd of men who have come to abduct her.
Commenting on the cover launch for the book, Amish said, “Ancient India witnessed a far more equal social set-up than we have today. The cover depicts Lady Sita to be a fearless warrior and the book will capture her journey from an adopted child to a fierce warrior and then becoming a Goddess.”
Raveena rightly emulates the spirit of the modern woman, who is independent and powerful much like Amish’s Lady Sita. It is fitting that the actress graced the event to unveil the cover of the book.
Talking about the cover of the book, Raveena Tandon said, “In ancient India, women held positions of power and led countries as queens and fiercely fought on the battlefield. They enjoyed more freedom and respect from the society. It is great to see that Amish is bringing that alive through Lady Sita and the cover beautifully illustrates her as a true warrior.”
The trailer launch of this much anticipated book will take place on 16th May, while Amish’s fan will finally get a chance to grab their copies on the day of the book launch to be held on 29th May in Mumbai. The Book 2 in the popular Ram Chandra series, ‘Sita- Warrior of Mithila’ can be pre-ordered at:
About the Author: AMISH
Described as ‘India’s first literary popstar’ by world-renowned film director ShekharKapur, Amish’s unique combination of crackling story-telling, religious symbolism and profound philosophies have made him an overnight publishing phenomenon, with spiritual guru Deepak Chopra hailing Amish’s books as ‘archetypal and stirring’.
Amish’s books include the Shiva Trilogy (The Immortals of Meluha (2010); The Secret of the Nagas (2011); The Oath of the Vayuputras (2013)) & the Ram Chandra Series (Scion of Ikshvaku (2015)). His books have sold over 3.5 million copies with gross retail sales of over Rs. 100 crores. The Shiva Trilogy is the fastest selling book series in Indian publishing history. Scion of Ikshvaku was the highest selling book of 2015. His books have been translated into 19 Indian and International languages.
Amish won various awards, including the Raymond Crossword Book Award 2015 for ‘Scion Of Ikshvaku’.Forbes Magazine has listed Amish amongst the 100 most influential celebrities in India, four years in a row. He has also received the Society Young Achievers Award for literature in 2013, Man of the Year by Radio City, Communicator of the Year by PR Council of India, DainakBhaskar Reader’s Choice Awards and Pride of India award (Literature). Amish was also selected as an Eisenhower Fellow, a prestigious American programme for outstanding leaders from around the world.
Amish is a graduate of IIM-Calcutta and worked for 14 years in the financial services industry before turning to full-time writing. He lives in Mumbai with his wife Preeti and son Neel.