Interpretation of Ramayana is written and re-written by several authors and poets; the interpretations focus on the character of Lord Rama and ‘Rama Rajya’. ‘Sita – A Poem’, written by Prof. Nandini Sahu, is a long poem deconstructing the character of Sita from Ramayan. It is not only the account of sufferings and sacrifices made by Sita but vociferous accounts about evolution of a woman; one who is not only a wife but an independent single mother, a daughter, a daughter in law, a wife, and a princess. The poem is written in a strong tone, and it expresses intense emotions. The poet describes her feelings and resentment towards a patriarchal society.
The repetition of phrase ‘Oh Rama!’ is done to evoke the emotions of readers that they are asking the direct question in the expectation of an answer. Throughout the poem language is lucid, thought provoking, metaphorical, and full of events from mythology, history— yet the poem is most contemporary, asking the existential questions of life to the readers.