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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Post 2: Book Review 1: The Palace Of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


A woman, a queen and above alone the heroine that shaped the destiny of our country popularly known as "Panchali" portrayed in her true character. It is basically Mahabharata as seen from Draupadi's perspective. The best part is that all the characters are portrayed in a very human form unlike the godly forms and powers that we heard from grandparents about as we grew up in India. 


The title truly reflects her womanly possessiveness of her home, her palace "The Palace of Illusions". Her journey to loosing it, to the years of exile and finally till the end of the war that changed history cannot be described in a more realistic, lively manner as Chitra Divakaruni has.

Read Mahabharata from a woman's perspective in the most written form ever. A must read!

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