Weekend Video: Sita Sings the Blues

Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Set to the 1920’s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw, Sita Sings the Blues earns its tagline as “the Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told.”

Enjoy the show here at Daily Cup of Yoga!

DVD also available on  Amazon.com


  1. Oh! I love Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues! The narrators are especially funny–the ways in which we aren’t so sure about the details of the stories that so powerfully shape our worldview. I was really excited to discover the film on the Internet Archive. Great feature!

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