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Nina Rao and Keli Reddy interview author Vrinda Sheth about Sita’s Fire, a retelling of the Ramayana that brings Sita and the other female characters from the story to center stage.
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Vrinda Sheth was raised in the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition in Sweden. She is an alumnus of the reputed Kalakshetra institute, holding a First Class Diploma in Bharata Natyam, Indian classical dance. She remains devoted to tradition while exploring ways to bridge the gap between the modern and the ancient. Vrinda is passionate about bringing women’s voices and stories center stage and is the author of the award-winning Sita’s Fire Trilogy. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Florida and is pursuing a Masters in Literature. She lives in Florida with her husband and three children.
Keli Lalita Reddy, ERYT, received a BA in Writing, Literature, and the Arts from the New School for Social Research in NYC. She is the founder of both the Bhakti Marg Yoga teacher training and Mantralogy, a record label that promotes sacred music. She teaches Yoga asana and philosophy in both Saratoga and in the Hudson Valley and is currently pursuing a Masters in Cultural Anthropology. She is the guitar player of Krishnacore band 108, as well as a kirtan enthusiast and singer. She divides her time between Albany and Columbia County, where she raised three children, now grown, with her husband.