SITAYANA - Paperback
When writer and columnist Sitalakshmi crosses the threshold of marriage at the age of 21; she suffers in the hands of the patriarchy. She is constantly beaten down by hypocrisy and misogyny for the next 12 years of her married life. Life throws a curve ball at her when she authors a controversial book, Sitayana. It leads to a series of unfortunate events in her life beginning with her disappearance.
Is Sitalakshmi alive? Does she too succumb to the double standards of the society like Sita from Ramayana? Diana Annamma Varkey, the badass Crime Branch officer, sets out to find out. She treads through many unsettling questions that women like Sitalakshmi seeks answers to - Who decides a woman’s worth? Who decides a woman’s limits? - but swathes under the dirty rugs of adjustments and compromises.