Sita’s Curse by Sreemoyee Piu Kundu is a feminist erotic fantasy novel. It will be my second novel in these days raising a bold but suppressed issue in India. The first being Nazaqat by Sasha H. Singhal. Though Indian are opening up with sex talk but still it is a hush hush topic and people look around before indulging themselves.
Normally, I avoid reading the erotic novels as there is hardly any story and it is all about lust. But to some extent Sita’s Curse is a bit different as it has being written with a story line up though it is not so strong but the story telling style of the author makes the book gripping.
Sita’s Curse is the story about an Indian middle class women, Meera Patel who has a lot of dreaming fantasy about sex as a girl and has a inflating desire for sex. There is nothing odd about it. Mostly in India, marriage helps to satiate the sexual desire of a person both man and woman. But not in the case of Meera.
Meera has been described in the book to possessed godly looks and very beautiful. So much so every man who comes in her life feels weak in their knees after seeing her beauty. With the only exception being her husband Mohan.
Strangely, Mohan is least interested in Meera. There is hardly any relationship between them. Moreover Meera is sexually abused by him. But Mohan was overtly interested in Vrinda, wife of her younger brother Bansi. Though it was not necessarily physical attraction but there was something between them. Author never cared to explore that arena.
Also there was a strange complication in the relation between Meera and her twin brother Kartik. Both were indispensable and each other’s alter ego. Both felt very strongly about each other but again the author failed to pen their feelings properly. In order to avoid further complication, the author felt convenient to kill Kartik.
The author concentrated in portraying the erotic feelings of Meera. There are quite a few intimate scenes in the book which were very steamy and sensuous. Her choices of words were impeccable.
If you are looking to read an erotic novel then Sita’s Curse could be the one. But I think India in Love: Marriage and Sexuality in the 21st Century by Ira Trivedi is a better option.
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