The Seeta Puppet
Seeta lies,ignored and broken. She is, no more, the heroine, the centre of the action. Separated from Rama, she has no value. She is in a foreign land now; Another man has tried to possess her. The hero is her husband Who will come to this country to wage war on her abductor To redeem his own valour and his wife’s honour. Then, he will smirch that honour by refusing to accept her Unless she walks through fire. Perhaps the puppet thinks of all this As she lies, and does not wish to get up again And take up the role of the subjugated, the doubted, the helpless woman Who is idolized and yet oppressed.