So, you're a cartoonist/animator and your husband dumps you via email from half a world away. You're feeling rotten. You've also been reading the epic Indian poetry of The Ramayana and going to hear old, torchy Blues singing in a New York nightclub. So what do you do ?
If you're Nina Paley, you create a charming animation of the story from the perspective of a Blues-singing Princess Sita! :)