An excerpt from Ramayana – The Epic

Sita stared at Ram’s face. His face reflected royalty, but not the love for his distant wife. His voice had dignity but no love.

She was yearning for her husband, but found a king only.

That was the moment! ‘Hey King! I think I should not depart now. Please escort me out’, bowed Sita to Ram.

‘But, you are the queen of this kingdom.’

‘I was your wife before being the queen’

Sita raised her head to call her Mother Earth and receive her. The ground opened and Sita stepped beneath the surface of the earth, never to return back.


8 thoughts on “An excerpt from Ramayana – The Epic

  1. Shail Raghuvanshi March 6, 2013 at 7:45 am Reply

    The emotion is expressed is short and sweet…..

    • Ankit Raj Bachchan March 12, 2013 at 8:38 am Reply

      Actually, I was trying to complete it in 100 words using the phrase ‘beneath the surface 🙂

  2. scarr1324 March 8, 2013 at 4:15 pm Reply

    awesome! This reminds me of childhood literature i devoured without comprehending much…and I’m rumbling on this at the office…sounds like challenging me for a reread

    • Ankit Raj Bachchan March 12, 2013 at 8:37 am Reply

      yeah. you must re-read it. Though its an Indian mythology, it has an universal appeal. It is an epic in every sense!

  3. Shakti Ghosal March 16, 2013 at 9:57 am Reply

    Hi Ankit,

    Nice of you to bring this part of Ramayana here. What is your takeaway from this episode?


    • Ankit Raj Bachchan March 18, 2013 at 9:41 am Reply

      Actually, this post was taking part in flash story competition. The prompt was to write a 100 word fiction using the phrase, ‘beneath the surface’ and this was the first idea that popped in my head. 🙂

      • Shakti Ghosal March 18, 2013 at 10:36 am

        Wow! That’s lovely. Take care and all the best, Ankit.

      • Ankit Raj Bachchan March 25, 2013 at 10:17 am

        thanks 🙂

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