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Anita Ratnam’s ‘A Million Sitas’ reclaims the voices of Sita and four other women characters of the Ramayana, exploring the identities and politics of women who have remained in the shadows despite playing decisive roles in the narrative.
Drawing inspiration from this unique feminist retelling of the Ramayana, Kanakavalli celebrates the women of the epic through the kanjivaram, styling Anita in five different saris and colours to reflect the five characters from her performance.
We curate a selection of stunning kanjivarams that bring to life Anita’s interpretations of these women in all their complexity and depth—green for Mandodhari, purple for Manthara, red for Surpanakha, grey for Ahalya and mango yellow for Sita. Shop Kanakavalli’s ‘A Million Sitas’ collective online.