One of the best new interpretations of the ancient epic tale of Ramayan is the animated movie Sita Sings the Blues. I recently saw this movie, and I was immensely amused by the way Sita is drawn. She has large, plate-like eyes which made her look oh-so innocent and gullible; she has large hips and is quite buxom, with her breasts almost falling out of her teeny-tiny blouse; her waist is very small and it was so hilarious when she moved it side to side when she started her song.
Imagine my surprise when I chanced to read this description of Sita in a book about Indian women.
Sita surpassed all beings of the three worlds. Her complexion was of gold, and she wore a garland of lotus petals. Her teeth were all even with the tips resembling Kunda flowers. She had clear expansive eyes of a pinkish tint, with black pupils. Her hips were large and rounded, and thighs tapering like the trunk of an elephant. She had full, elevated breasts with pointed nipples, which captivated like plumb, luscious fruits. Her hair was extensively fine, and waist so thin that it could be measured by the thumb and index finger.Indian Women Through the Ages – P. Thomas
You can watch the movie here – http://www.sitasingstheblues.com/watch.html